Teen contortionist enjoys life under big top at Cirque Italia

DOVER –– Spending an evening in the spotlight may be a dream come true for most 15-year-olds but it’s just a regular night for Juliet Carballo –– a contortionist for Cirque Italia, the Italian water circus at the Dover Mall this weekend. “I just love seeing the expressions on people’s faces when I perform,” she […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Put an end to wild animals in circuses

Over the last few years, nine countries have banned the use of wild animals in circuses. Recently, the latest country to put a wild-animal ban in place is Iran. Iran’s Department of Environment has said they will no longer issue permits for circuses which feature wild animals. Several cities and municipalities in the United States […]

Cirque Italia pours it on at Dover Mall

DOVER –– Cirque Italia is bringing its water circus to the parking lot of Dover Mall this weekend, a spectacle complete with acrobats, aerial artists, feats of strength and fountains choreographed to music.

The Sarasota, Florida-based circus was founded by the Italian-born Manuel Rebecchi.

Mr. Rebecchi is the nephew of Moira Orfei, considered the Queen of the Italian Circus and grew to love the profession while traveling with her across Italy and Europe. He brought the passion with him when he moved to the United States in 2003, eventually starting Cirque Italia in 2012.