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Kenyan acrobat joins Russian Circus

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 01:11

July 31 - A street performer from Kenya joins a circus in Moscow. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL Felix Katan like many kids used to dream of running away to the circus. But for the Kenyan native, that dream is now a reality. The Russian circus has welcomed the acrobat with open arms. (SOUNDBITE) Felix Katan, street artist from Kenya, saying (English): "In Kenya we have no circus. We have parks - there are international parks all over there, and we used to do a show in the park, in the hotels when we were young. Katan was break dancing in Nairobi when he was discovered by a Russian circus director who was head hunting for his show. Now certified to perform in Russia, Katan can be seen flying 15 meters or almost 50 feet in the air. Kenya doesn't have a national circus, so the performer hopes to one day bring the magic of the big top to his home country. Kilmeny Duchardt, Reuters.

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Kenyan acrobat joins Russian Circus

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 01:11