Backstage at the Egyptian: Michael DuBois of The Great DuBois

KARYN: What or who inspired you to learn circus arts?
MICHAEL: My grandmother took me to see the Circus when I was 5 years old and I have been in love with it ever since.
My lovely wife, Viktoria, is a 5th generation Circus Performer.  It’s been her life long passion and also her family’s history
K: How long have you been performing?
M: I have been full-time for almost 20 years and Viktoria her entire life!  I believe her first performance was when she was 3.
K: What can the audience expect to see at your show?
M: Our show is a high energy Circus show and they will see juggling, hula hoops, slack wire, unicycle, aerials, and tons of comedy!
K: What is your favorite performance experience?
M: That is a hard question.  We have been so lucky to perform all over the world and every type of venue.  Working on “The Greatest Showman” was so special for us, since it was filled in New York City where we live and because we were able to experience it together.   Otherwise, we love performing at Performing Arts Centers in new cities we haven’t been to before.
K: What excites you about performing at a historic venue, such as the Egyptian Theatre?
M: Historic venues are very special to us.  We are a total throwback-type act.  There really aren’t many artists doing the style of performance we do, so it means so much to us that Historic Venues are still bringing in and appreciating old school variety.
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