Rambo Circus’ digital show comes home on September 25

Rambo Circus’ scripted digital show options stunt performances by jugglers, trapeze artistes and acrobats

Come September 25, Pune-based Rambo Circus will make a digital foray with its show ‘Life is a Circus — An Ode to the Greatest Sportsmanship.’ It is a second that the 20-plus crew of India’s oldest circus firm has been ready for.

With tv actor Vipul Roy as narrator, the 60-minute show consists of eight acts; jugglers, trapeze artistes, acrobats performing stunts, interludes by a clown and a personalized grand finale the place artistes pay a tribute to COVID-19 warriors. The host additionally takes the viewers by way of the evolution of Rambo Circus, recollections of 1’s childhood expertise at a circus with vibrant tents and lights. He may even maintain forth on what the circus and its artistes train us within the pandemic — to place up a cheerful and courageous face, even when the spirits are low, to entertain us.

How it began

Laqshya Live Experiences and Production Crew Entertainment has invested on this digital show. Around 20 artistes of Rambo had been in Narole in Navi Mumbai in March to arrange a show, however that acquired cancelled as a consequence of COVID-19. A workforce from Laqshya had visited the set to supply meals and books to their youngsters in May. Saurabh Khurana, one of many companions at Lakshya shares, “Rambo team also travelled to Karnataka in June to set up camps. But with no shows, its artistes were in bad shape. Since we are in the events space, we looked at ideas to create something that brings their smiles back and make them perform for an audience but an online one. If people cannot come to the circus, we can take the circus to their homes”

After two months of planning, a workforce of execs acquired on board to conceptualise the occasion; scriptwriters, choreographers and make-up artistes adopted security measures throughout 10 days of rehearsals. The taking pictures was accomplished in a three-day schedule and now it’s on the post-production stage. The acts are the identical as a dwell show, however a couple of twists have been packaged for an internet viewers. Saurabh provides, “We have interspersed dance in a juggling act to engage the audience.”

Juggling act

Sujit Dilip, proprietor of Rambo Circus has not seen the show however is certain the spectacle will weave its magic on-line too. The on-line transition was a brand new expertise. He says, “When Lakshya came up with this offer, we thought it was a good chance to financially support the artistes. Doing a five-minute show for a live audience and the camera is different. We had to maintain social distancing norms while shooting. Also, the artistes were performing after months of sitting idle; they had to work hard to get the shots right.”

Rambo Circus consists of 60 artistes, of which round 40 had gone home in March and couldn’t return with the lockdown restrictions.

“Some of them tried to sell vegetables and fish in their villages but incurred losses as they had never done so before. They do not know anything other than this art form.”

The three-day streaming begins on September 25. Streaming and tickets on: www.bookmyshow.com.

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