Cirque de la Symphonie
Cirque de la Symphonie is an exciting production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an elegant adaptation of some of the most amazing cirque acts performed on a stage, shared with the full symphony orchestra and showcasing many of the best artists in the world. The audience is thrilled and bedazzled by acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, and balancers. These accomplished veterans include world record holders, gold-medal winners of international competitions, Olympians and some of the most original talent ever seen. Each performance is perfectly choreographed to classical masterpieces, raising cirque artistry to a fine arts level.
Adding a stunning visual element to the concert experience, these acrobats provide a three-dimensional entertainment extravaganza. Orchestras play with enhanced enthusiasm, while patrons marvel at the jaw-dropping spectacle of acrobatic feats. Fusing the power and majesty of the live orchestra with the best of cirque artistry, Cirque de la Symphonie is the only cirque company in the world that performs exclusively with symphony orchestras. Over one hundred orchestras worldwide have featured Cirque de la Symphonie in sold-out venues, adding energy and excitement to the concert experience.
Bios of Performers
Alexander Streltsov is a former Russian aerial artist who started working with famed cirque choreographer Pavel Brun and producer Valentin Gneushev when he was only twelve, performing on Broadway at the Gershwin Theater. The same year he won the gold medal in the competition among international cirque artists at the prestigious Festival Mondial Du Cirque De L’Avenir in Paris. His combination of natural strength, artistic expression, and grace sets his performance apart from other aerialists. Also, known as “Sasha,” he has performed for three Russian presidents and the Bolshoi Ballet, numerous symphonies in the US and Europe, and elaborate theater and stage productions worldwide. He has made many television appearances, such as the star-studded ABC-TV special “Christopher Reeve- A Celebration of Hope” and the PBS nationwide broadcast of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Fourth of July Celebration. He continues to be a favorite at music halls, where he soars out over the audience in a spectacular display of aerial artistry or when he sets his riveting spinning cube act in motion. Since 2005, he has been a creator and producer of Cirque de la Sympnonie.
Elena Tsarkova, the “Lady in White,” is a graduate of the famed Moscow Circus School and first-place winner of the prestigious National Russian Circus Festival. From “Master of Sports” in gymnastics, Elena developed into a unique and graceful performer with the Big Apple Circus, Switzerland’s Circus Knie, and Germany’s Circus Roncalli. Her combination of contortion, balance, and graceful dance moves made her a major star with Cirque de la Mur in Florida and Circus Circus in Las Vegas. Elena’s experience with major stage and theater productions offers a professional background that allows for a truly elegant performance with the live symphony.
Vladimir Tsarkov provides a spell-binding performance with combinations of mime and juggling feats. A favorite of audience members of all ages, Vladimir’s Red Harlequin act features rings, balls, and electric batons, and he’s even been known to teach the maestro a trick or two! He is a veteran of Circus- Circus, Cirque Ingenieux, and various entertainment productions globally. Vladimir graduated from Russia’s prestigious State College of Circus and Theater Arts and won the gold medal at the Cirque de Demain International Festival in France. His performance with the symphony is pure entertainment.
Jessica Elena Sanders is a multidisciplinary circus artist. She is based in Las Vegas and is currently a resident performer at Lost Spirits Distillery. She has also performed in multiple Spiegelworld shows, toured with Dita Von Teese and was on season 12 of America’s Got Talent. In circus world she is considered to be one of the most talented acrobats in her field of aerial acts, contortion, balancing, and hula hoops. It is her stage presence, originality of elements, and choreography that set her apart.
Nelson Pivaral is a multitalented artist specializing in balancing, trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, and unicycle. He began his bright carrier at age 12 traveling with the Fuentes Gasca Circus in South America and training with the Flying Gaona trapeze family. His versatile acrobatic and balancing talents have made him a popular performer with Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus as well as a wide range of cirque productions, corporate events, and international festivals. The Passion 2 duo tango act that he performs with his partner, Goulia Rozyeva, is a thrilling mix of strength, choreography, and artistry.
Goulia Rozyeva can officially be called an “audience favorite” having been bestowed that honor in such competitions as the Fourth International Circus Festival. Goulia started her career at age 7 at the National Gymnastics Academy of USSR, followed by training in ballet. She eventually transformed from successful “Elite” level competitor to performer and has been delighting audiences ever since. Her skill in acrobatics knows no bounds, as exemplified by the variety of her acts. She is a veteran performer in productions in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, along with appearances on Univision television broadcasts and half-time entertainment events in the United States. She performs a one-of-a-kind duo tango balancing act with her partner, Nelson Pivaral.