What a show!
The Universoul Circus is brightening up Aviator Sports and Events Center with vibrantly colorful performances that run for nearly three weeks this month.
The show features exotic animals, aerodynamic acrobats, and surreal stunts. One parent who attended the show last weekend with her son said the special effects are so realistic, she still is trying to figure out how a tiger transformed into a woman.
“I’m still bugging out on the part,” said Brenda Powell-Tobias, who lives in Queens and attended the event with her son, Jayden Tobias.
The Universoul Circus has been performing since 1994 and it has presented more than 10,000 performances to more than 19 million people around the world. But the show wasn’t just stunts. One parent said the most moving part of the performance was the touching tribute for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died when police placed him a chokehold.
“It was powerful,” said Powell-Tobias.
The performers — donning T-shirts that said, “I can’t breathe” — laid down on the floor, simulating his death. She said her tyke, like many kids, was too young to grasp the meaning, but she said the parents understood the message.
But Powell-Tobias said her son did enjoy the show — especially the motorcycle stunts — and now, his mind is spinning like their wheels.
“He wants a motorcycle,” she said.
Universoul Circus [3159 Flatbush Ave. off the Shore Parkway, (800) 316–7439, www.aviat