- Published: Saturday, 29 December 2012 15:15
Elena and Brayan Gambi are two young artistes in the cast of “Circus Story” the new Benidorm Circus production.
Elena is in her second year, studying for her Bachillerato, which is the equivalent of A levels in the U.K. She is a juggler in the circus, performing all her tricks “ en pointe”.
She has studied ballet from a very young age and is also learning to play the piano.
Brayan on the other hand performs an acrobatic number similar to one his father performed which he has updated with a basket ball as a prop and modern dance moves.
Grandparents and father are extremely proud of the two youngsters. Grandparents Jacques and Geraldine met while performing in the Circus. Geraldine was a trapeze artist and Jacques and his brother formed the Gambi Brothers (see video)
The Gambi Brothers, was an acrobatic act in which Jacques supported his brother on an 8 meter pole, while his brother performed tricks at the top. Their son Serge was born while on tour and as soon as he was old enough, he began to perform with his father and uncle (see photo).
Today Jacques who was born in Lyon never misses his grandchildren’s performance in the Benidorm Circus and helps out where he can with advice and tips. Like all grandparents he beams with pride when talking about his third generation circus grandchildren. The circus is his life.
Dad, Serge Gambi is just as proud and is there to encourage and train his children (read our interview with Serge Gambi).
This is a real Circus Story so come along and visit the Benidorm Circus