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PHOTOS: Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams (Children’s Theatre Company)

Bibi and Bichu Tesfamariam of Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams (now playing at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis) juggling. Photo by Rod Penn.

The Children’s Theatre Company production of Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams was created by veteran circus performers Bibi and Bichu Tesfamariam. The brothers were featured in Disney’s live-action Dumbo and have toured around the world for the last two years. Now, they’re performing their show about running away to join the circus at the UnitedHealth Group Stage in Minneapolis. Here’s a look at the show.

The performers demonstrate the Chinese Pole, a classic acrobatic circus element. Photo by Andrew Rees.

A pair of contortionists in action. Photo by Andy Phillipson.
Performers hand-vaulting. Photo by Andrey Petrov.
Show creators Bibi and Bichu Tesfamariam juggling. Photo by Rod Penn.
Cloth-spinning in action. Photo by Andrey Petrov.
Another Chinese Pole move. Photo by Matilda Temperley.


Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams plays through October 20 at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN.

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