Lots of circus with the name Orfei but there is only one Moira and thats circus. One of the 3 big ones in Italy is absolutely Moira Orfei. Roumors told me that the circus business was bad for Italian circus at the moment but lots of spectators found their way this Sunday. Moira was going across two borders to perform in Rijeka, 100 kilometres inside Croatia.

The performance was led by the singing ring master- GIORGIO VIDALI

Speaker and ring master - Georgio Vidali

Photo by circus Scandinavia 2004 (C).


First act was MOIRA JUNIOR AND HIS FATHER, MISCHA MALASCHIKINE a very nice parterre act in a nice class.

Next was a normal camel act as we see in most circuses in these years. Nothing extraordinary but build up in a very nice way. The camels was loaded with the circus ballet girls and the lightning was very well – "speeding" up a little boring act. Camels are often doing nothing more than working a little around. There was six camels in the act and was performed by Freddy Perris.

Jula – one third of the clown trio Saly – did the reprise part here in Moira. And he was very nice. Lots of gags and funny stuff was changing the acts together. Nice mask and a nice tempo – excellent.

Reprise clown JULA

Photo by Circus Scandinavia 2004 (C).


The Jasters – Very thrilling cross bow act. My favourite this afternoon. A very dangerous act with a lot of fantastic moments. The act is modern in style and tempo. The Jasters was seen in a single season in Scandinavia and were with the Norwegian circus Arnardo in the 1999 season. It would be very nice to see those 2 people once again in Scandinavia.

The Jasters crossbows and knifes

Photos by Circus Scandinavia 2004 (C).


Gerd Kock presented the traditional liberty horse act. 6 white horses did a nice entree. Nice and smooth but very traditional.

A very different high wire act was presented by "Guerrero" The difference was that the female part was singing when she was working on the wire and it was very loud and clear. The act was in a high level and very thrilling. For the first time I saw a female high wire artist working around with her male partner on her shoulders. Very strong and powerful.

Guerrero - singing under the big top.

Picture by Circus Scandinavia 2004 (C).

Gerd Kock and Stefano Nones Orfei was in the ring with a school horse act. very normal act of its kind and very elegant.

The wild animal act (tigers) was presented by Stefano Nones Orfei. Very high level - nice smooth and easy. Different from many other wild animal acts because the whole atmosphere was excellent. The tigers were doing their job and looked like nice sweet kitties. Very positive experience and nice animal handling.

Stefano Nones Orfei and his tigers.

Photo by Circus Scandinavia 2004 (C).


The Saly clowns. Very traditional European musical clown entrée. It is always a pleasure to see those rare traditional clowns. Not many of them the left and not always funny but The Saly was a nice experience. Nice music and traditional but funny slapstick. It seems that Italian circus still loves those old fashion entrees and thank you for that.

Trio Saly - Musical clowns

Photo by Circus Scandinavia 2004 (C).


The 5 Indian elephants were presented by Stefano Nones Orfei. Nice.

The show was ended by a mixed animal act.


Very nice performance with a nice light and sound. The circus was nice inside and outside but not so many smiles from the employs around circus. It was not possible to pay with international credit cards but it was okay with Euros.

The toilets were awful and extremely dirty and I still don’t understand why? Everything else in Moira was nice, clean and well organized.

It was possible to buy a printed souvenir program –not always possible in Italian circus – Okay it was from 2003 and the program was changed since but it was there. Lots of other souvenirs for sale –caps, flags, cups and much more – nice.

Performance time: 2 hours 15 min. including a 20 min break.


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