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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Catch Le Grand Cirque at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

The Araneta Center gave an early Christmas surprise to a packed audience when it held an exciting 2-hour preview of the much-awaited “Le Grand Cirque” on December 24. “Le Grand Cirque” is Araneta Center's latest offering to Filipino families this Christmas that will run at the Big Dome from December 25 until January 3, 2017.

Strongman act

A circus show like no other, it features spellbinding acts meant to wow viewers. “Le Grand Cirque” boasts of performers who came all the way from Europe, Canada, Russia, and other parts of the world. Their spellbinding acts amazed children and all the other beneficiaries of Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.; Gerry Roxas Foundation -- through the presence of outstanding high school leadership awardees; and J. Amado Araneta Foundation, who came to experience the exciting yet meaningful event. The J. Amado Araneta Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to the vision and legacy of J. Amado Araneta (known by many as Don Amado).


It was an afternoon filled with wonder, as kids and adults alike watched the breathtaking stunts and performances of contortionists, aerialists, gymnasts, and acrobats in their colorful costumes with bated breath. Circus acts like Diabolo (featuring the tossing of diabolo tops resembling that of a giant yo-yo); Foot Juggling on Drums, which involves heavy precision skills; and the Russian Swing, where acrobats were tossed from one large-mounted swing to perform acrobatic tricks, were among the show's highlights.

Trampoline Wall

Other crowd favorites are the Strongman act; Hoop Diving; and the Trampoline Wall, where gymnasts would bounce on trampolines to walk on walls, among others. The modern-day clown made sure the audience also had its own participation in the show. The fire dancer, and all the other acts that included jumping, balancing, and somersaulting, also drew loud cheers from the kids.

Aerial Cube

Catch Le Grand Cirque at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with your whole family on December 25 until January 3, 2017. Visit for more details.

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