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World's first traveling Italian water circus comes to Austin

A circus show with a 35,000-gallon water stage is in Austin for two weeks, showcasing performers from around the world.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin is known for having many different things to do and see, no matter your interests. For a couple weeks, you can add a water circus to that list.

Cirque Italia, the first traveling Italian water circus, is in Austin. The circus runs from Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 3. They use a 35,000-gallon water stage and many different artists to put on a two-hour show called the "Aquatic Spectacular." It tells a story along the way and brings the towns of Italy to the stage.

They currently have a tent set up in the parking lot of Barton Creek Square, as their show is completely portable. It takes them about two days to set everything up and to get the stage ready to go.

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Cirque Italia started in 2012 by the Italian entrepreneur Manuel Rebecchi. Since the beginning, the show has always featured the group's unique water stage. Today, the company is made up of more than 30 artists from around 25 different countries.

If you would like to learn more about getting tickets to the show, you can click here or call 941-704-8572.