A Life In The Circus

Born into the business, well-traveled acrobat enjoys the journey

Posted: April 22, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Courtesy Photo This year's Festival of Wonder includes a new circus show, CirqUnique.

Ivan Dotsenko didn't have to run away to join the circus. He was born into it. And that acrobatic life -- of artistry, balance and defying the law of gravity, not lions and tigers and bears -- has taken him all around the world, to Broadway and now to Silver Dollar City, where he's performing during this year's Festival of Wonder.


Festival of Wonder

WHEN — Through April 29

WHERE — Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.

COST — $54-$65

INFO — 800-475-9370 or silverdollarcity.com

BONUS — The festival also includes performances by returning favorites Earth Harp Collective and speed painting by Paint Jam of Texas, along with new act the X-Pogo Stuntmen.

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