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Unique display of human aerobatics and technology at circus act coming to eastern Idaho

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IDAHO FALLS — What do you get when you combine human acrobatics, technology and 35,000 gallons of water?

That’s what you’ll see at Cirque Italia, a traveling water circus coming to eastern Idaho next weekend.

“It’s not the type of show an American audience is used to seeing,” Producer Chante’ DeMoustes tells EastIdahoNews.com. “Bringing a European cultural production to the U.S. is like going from a Ford to a Lexus.

But that’s not stopping audiences from showing up.

Demoustes says the show consistently performs to a packed house and is often met with a standing ovation.

“We’re seeing a huge response right now from our fans. They’re really intrigued by this production being brought to them.”

Cirque Italia has been touring around the country since 2012. This year, they’ve expanded their tour to include performances throughout the west. This week, they’re on tour in Boise. They’ll make a stop in Chubbuck next weekend before making their way to Idaho Falls the following weekend.

Morgaine Rosenthal is an aerial performer in the show. She says maintaining the physical element of her act, while interacting with the audience is a delicate balance.

“The ability to combine athleticism with art and make a career out of it is something I wouldn’t trade for anything. The response from the audience and the look on the little kids’ faces — I feel like I’m in a position to inspire others to follow their dreams.”

Cirque Italia will be performing inside the parking lot at Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck Thursday July 26 through Sunday July 29. Shows are nightly at 7:30 with daytime performances Saturday and Sunday. Daytime shows begin at 1:30 and 4:30. The following weekend, August 2 -5, Cirque Italia will be at the Grand Teton Mall for the same times.

Tickets are available through their website. The cost ranges from $20 to $50, depending on which section. Children 12 and under are free.

“It’s a really unique experience that’s fun for the whole family,” says DeMoustes. “If you really want to have a fun, memorable day out, there’s really no reason not to see the show.”

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