The Kohinoor Circus, inaugurated in 1988, is one of the most popular circuses which travels throughout India. At present, there are only ten circuses still active in India whereas in the first half of the 20th century, there were as many as 50 circuses touring the country.
It is a tough time for the circus industry, but Kohinoor Circus tries to keep the excitement going by using a large macaw, Australian yellow-crested cockatoo and even elephant in their routines. With risky yet enjoyable stunts and routines, they promise to give a treat to the faithful supporters of circus show as they perform in Siliguri, India.
It’s always good to know there are some who still put in effort to spread laughter in this world. —Photos by AFP/Text by Alisia Pek
Indian female performers put up a show with flags.
Indian clown Madhusudan Ghosh (L) applies makeup as her son Gourango Ghosh, watches.
Foreign stuntmen stack a human tower.
An act between two Indian clowns.
Indian female performer goes airborne with only a ring.
Indian female performer controls birds during a show.
An exhilarating dance routine with hula hoop rings.
A highlight performance of stunts with an elephant.
A light moment shared by the Indian clowns before their performance.
Foreign stuntmen perform a balancing act using props.