July 20, 2016 at 3:18 pm EDT | by Cirque Italia
Experience Cirque Italia

Cirque Italia comes to the D.C. area July 28 (Photo courtesy of Cirque Italia).


Come experience the magical world of Cirque Italia – a show like no other. We are proud to be the first traveling WATER circus in the United States.

Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water and features a dynamic lid that lifts 35 feet into the air, allowing water to fall like rain from above as fountains dazzle below. This incredible show takes place under our majestic white and blue big top tent that came all the way from Italy and was made by Ferrari. Inside we have such a theatrical and intimate setup, you just might forget you are under a circus tent.

Once inside, it’s hard to say what will stand out first. The plush curtain backdrop, the wooden floors, the souvenir corner, or the ever appealing look and smell of the fabulous concessions. As they enter, guests have the opportunity to get their faces painted, visit the concession stand, or check out the custom souvenirs, which include Italian masks, circus history books, and more direct from Venice, Italy.

The show owner and founder, Manuel Rebecchi, has a deep history in the circus industry. When Manuel came to the states several years ago, he decided that Americans needed to experience a European-style show. He wanted to create something special and memorable. He was actually inspired to create the water stage while drinking a bottle of water one day. The result? Something never before seen in the U.S. – a cirque variety show featuring a 35,000-gallon water tank stage and performers from around the world. The 2016 season is going very well for Cirque Italia.

So what can you expect to see at this remarkably unique show? How about a CONTORTIONIST who is able to bend her body in ways you would never imagine. How high can he go? You’ll be asking yourself as our Italian singer stacks chair upon chair and then balances on top of them on his hands. Our crazy clown, Alex, PLUNGES off the diving board during his acrobatic trampoline excursion. Our Laserman will be causing all kinds of explosions with his laser guns — maybe to scare away the large DINOSAUR that has invaded the show. All this, plus thrilling high-wire feats, twin juggling maniacs, elegant chiffons, and more. Don’t forget you also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a picture with a MERMAID.

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website: www.cirqueitalia.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Interact with us. Keep up to date with the latest news. Or shoot us an email at corpteam.cirqueitalia@gmail.com. We will be happy to answer all of your questions.

You can purchase tickets through our website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: 941- 704-8572. We also respond to text message.


When: July 28-31

Where: Potomac Mills, 2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Woodbridge, VA 22192 (near Marshalls)

Under the grand, swirling White and Blue tent

July 28, THURS: 7:30 p.m.

July 29, FRI: 7:30 p.m.

July 30 ,SAT: 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

July 31, SUN: 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

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