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Russian circus performers win 5 of 8 awards at Spanish festival
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Russian performers have brought quite a few awards from Girona (Spain), where the the Golden Elephant Circus Festival was held, TASS reports.
According to the Russian State Circus, they won five out of eight possible prizes, proving that the Russian school is one of the best. According to Vladimir Shemyakin, who heads the Russian state circus company, the Russian circus is very popular in the world and has a great future.
The first prize was given to straps performers Ekaterina Zapashnaya and Konstantin Rastegaev. They were noted for the number called Shutting Your Eyes. Two teams from Russia also shared the third place - jugglers on the metal arrows with the Gravity number staged by Valery Shcherbakov and transitional ladder balancers led by Andrey Volojanin.
The Scarlet Sails number by the air performers on the canvases by Ekaterina Mikhailova and Alesi Melchenko won the special prize of the professional jury.
Russian acrobats on the Jump'n Roll flip board led by Victor Roshchin and the Deserve to Fly ground frame performed by Ksenia Nikiforova and Ruslan Sementsov became the silver medalists.
The Golden Elephant Festival was first held nine years ago in one of the cities of Catalonia, but four years later moved from Figueres to Girona. This year, nearly eighty artists from more than a dozen countries fought for the victory.