A non-profit organization with a difference, Circo Crescer e Viver aims to transform lives and communities through teaching circus skills to children and young adults. Residents of some of the city's most deprived neighborhoods are trained in everything from fire-eating and stilt-walking to trapeze artistry, and the results are quite spectacular. Circo Crescer e Viver has a permanent home in a vast circus tent in downtown Rio, where regular shows are staged. Circus performances are given a typically Brazilian flair with lots of samba sounds and funky dancing in between the acts, and it is clear that performers and directors alike have put their heart and soul into the performances. With some truly jaw-dropping set pieces, it is equally clear that the project has uncovered some exceptionally talented circus artists.
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