The Imperial Circus of China will be arriving in Israel for the first time for a series of performances in October as part of "The Mystery of China" tour.
The circus will hold performances during intermediate days of Sukkot, between October 5-7 at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv and between October 8-10 at the Romema Arena in Haifa.
The circus features 50 performers, including acrobats, aerial artistes, dancers and actors who perform dangerous and complex acts based on the traditional circus of ancient China of the Qin and Han dynasties 2,000 years ago.
The costumes, the music and the talent are all made in China, and also include kung fu performaces, the Chinese opera, sprites and jugglers who take part in the show.
Western circus went through quite a transformation from the gladiatorial battles of the Roman Empire to the sophisticated performances we're familiar today, such as Cirque Du Soleil. The Chinese, meanwhile, realized the power of acrobatic entertainment 2,000 years ago, testing the physical limits of the body, or the ability of a quick hands magic trick to surprise even the greatest cynics.