Kids scramble to see performers

DUBAI - Dozens of street performers have descended on Dubai to make the last week of the DSS 2004 a treat. Jugglers, acrobats, mimes, artists, clowns and other merry performers are playing Pied Piper to children around the city, drawing them into malls, Modhesh Fun City, Surprises Island and other key venues.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 22 Aug 2004, 10:46 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:19 PM

The entertaining, amusing and even educational shows have been sourced from all around the world, said Yousif Mubarak, Administration Director of Dubai Summer Surprises.

“The performers have succeeded in adding a whole new dimension to the fun of DSS,” he said. “They are very professional and very good with the children, and in most cases the children walk away having learned something new. The performers really are the energetic champions of summer fun, welcoming the little ones and making them smile,” he added.

The performers will continue with their merry ways right until the last minute of the DSS 2004 on Friday, August 27, he said.

Some of the most popular performers include the Marshal Toys Show, a team of eight performers from the United Kingdom, whose red costumes and black helmets are an instant reminder of London’s palaces and royalty. The eight-member team has dedicated musicians whose military band music complements their parade.

The Barrocan show, a tribute to medieval Italy, is another crowd-pleaser. With their blue and red costumes, white traditional wigs and classical music from Italy, the performers give an idea of the rich fashion and traditions of the early 17th century.

The Circus Clown show, with eight performers wearing very colourful erratically cut costumes with faces painted with red and yellow, perform acrobatic acts that have the children laughing and also encourage the children to interact with them to learn tricks of the circus trade.

The Dragon Fun Show, also making the rounds, features seven performers wearing elaborate dragon costumes in traffic-light colours and roaring their way around the malls.

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