Water Circus brings swashbuckling adventure to GNV

Join Ringmaster “Clown Rafinha” as he searches for buried treasure at Cirque Italia’s Water Circus underneath the big top by Oaks Mall in Gainesville from Feb. 10-14.

After fishing and finding a treasure map, the adventure is on, and the audience experiences storms on the ocean, pirate fights and angelic aerialists. A whole cast of characters show up to juggle, balance and shoot along the way.

And there’ll be plenty of water splashing around. The stage holds 35,000 gallons of water underneath its white and blue tent.

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Cirque Italia began its water circus in 2012 before launching a second in 2017. Since then, the Sarasota-based company has added the Paranormal Cirque and Cirque Alcatraz, which came to Gainesville in June 2021.

Cirque Italia will hold eight shows while in Gainesville, including one on Valentine’s Day.

  • Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 12, at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 13, at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $10 for children and $25 for adults. With promo code FREE, you can get one free children’s ticket for each full price adult ticket bought in levels 2 and 3. You can find full information at the Cirque Italia website.

Following its Gainesville dates, the performance will move on to Tallahassee, Panama City Beach and Pensacola.

Morgaine Rosenthal and D. Fernandez work in tandem on the aerial straps

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