Havana, Aug 5. – Mexico, Venezuela and Cuba top the list of countries in the Americas with the highest representation in the International Festival Circuba 2011, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary. Mesoamerican University of Puebla is the Mexican institution with the largest representation in this festival, in which Abraham Hernandez and Stephanie Guzman will debut, with Bambu aereo (air Bamboo) and juggler Alejandro Ramirez.
In the festival the young Mexican contortionist Andrea Narvaez will also perform; he worked with the world famous Cirque du Soleil, participated in the last three editions of Circuba and won a mention in 2009.
Kevin Flores, representing the fifth generation of a Mexican family dedicated to the circus, will show the Cuban public for the first time his art of juggling with balls, footballs, hats and torches, added to the traditional nails and Olympic hoops.
According to the program of the event, the Venezuelan delegation consists of representatives from Circosur, including tightrope walker Charlie Garcia and from the National Circus Company, juggler Ramon Mendoza and the duo Mariana Fonseca and Dicxon Inciso.
The Company Havana, from Cuba's National Circus, will present several acts of technical complexity such as jumping in Russian bar (baltich) and capillary force, an act of aerial acrobatics that returns to the scene, performed for the first time by a girls duo.
North America will be represented by American Shayna Swanson and Canadian duo of Véronique Dumont and Isabelle Nault.
Swanson is one of the international stars that will perform at the show presented from 8 to 14 August at the Parisien Cabaret Hotel Nacional de Cuba, one of the sub venues of the festival.(Prensa Latina)