The Swiss tightrope walker and acrobat David Dimitri will open the new circus season right on the European City of Culture ceremonial launch day, Saturday 17 January. The fifty-one-year-old artist has no problem with letting himself be shot out of a canon or performing a high-wire act. Starting less than a week after the opening ceremony, there will be ten evenings of Dimitri’s solo family show L’Homme Cirque, which he will perform in a tent on Republic Square, combining bravura with the art of clowning, acting and a sense for gags and detail.
David Dimitri comes from a famed clown family. He studied in Budapest and New York, and combines his excellence with the education he received from these two different schools in his projects. This internationally renowned artist has performed on stages across the world – for example on Broadway in New York and with famous ensembles such as Canada's Cirque du Soleil. He was only seven when he made his debut in the legendary Swiss National Cirkus Knie
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