Cirque Italia: A dazzling display of water, lights and technology
Cirque Italia offers a blend of acrobatics, high-tech water and light shows and traditional circus acts, minus animal acts. - photo by For The Times

Cirque Italia, a traveling circus known for its use of water and lighting effects, will bring its new Gold Unit to Gainesville Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.

The show mixes performance and technology, including an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every water droplet. Rainfall, fountains and colored lights are choreographed as the performers show off their skills.

Twin Argentinian jugglers will handle objects that include fire. A clown will perform acrobatics on a trampoline. 

Cirque Italia

Where: Lakeshore Mall parking lot, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 3; 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. shows Dec. 2-3

How much: $10-$50 based on seating 

There is also a contortionist, tightrope walker and many other acts. The event does not include animals.

Organizers believe the event’s multicultural flair is a strong asset of the show; performers include those from Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Italy and other countries. 

The event will be under the big white and blue tent in the Lakeshore Mall parking lot. For more information, visit cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572.

Cirque Italia offers a blend of acrobatics, high-tech water and light shows and traditional circus acts, minus animal acts. - photo by For The Times
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