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Regional Reviews: Florida – West Coast

‘Red, White & Bello!’ Review by William S. Oser – TALKIN’ BROADWAY:

February is always one of my favorite times of the year, because it is time for Circus Sarasota, under the auspices of The Circus Arts Conservatory. This year’s production is entitled Red, White & Bello! and is built around the antics of daredevil clown Bello Nock, Sarasota born and raised and he still lives here. Ringmaster, 15th generation circus performer, Joseph Bauer, Jr. introduces him as “my cousin” Bello. Bello has three features, the best of which involves him going almost completely inside a very large yellow balloon, while in another he pulls down a rope from its pulley and then works to get the rope back where it needs to be. He weaves in and out of other featured acts and is clearly the big star of the show.

The featured acts for the rest of the first act are… MORE


Red, White & Bello

By Brian Ries – HERALD-TRIBUNE : This year’s Circus Sarasota series of performances features seventh generation circus performer, hometown favorite clown and “The World’s Greatest Comic Daredevil” Bello Nock, who promises to take his act to new heights. (Did he mean “act” or “hair”?) There will also be acts from around the world, including Bello’s daughter Annaliese Nock on the Wheel of Destiny; foot juggler Deborah Maloku; The Dominguez Poodle Review; the U.S. debut of Marc Giely’s Acrobatic Mountain Bike Act; Mario Berousek – “Thw World’s Fastest Speed Juggler”; hand-balancing quartet The Pellegrini Brothers; Shannon Monni’s Aerial Bubble; Sylvia Zerbini and her Liberty Horse; and, of course, “Queen of the Air” Dolly Jacobs. Through Feb. 28, 2016; Behind The Mall at UTC, 140 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota; $15-$55; 941-355-9805;


‘Red, White & BELLO!’ Circus Sarasota 2016

Circus Sarasota’s ‘Red, White & BELLO!’

The Circus Arts Conservatory is proud to present 24 exclusive performances of “Red, White & BELLO!” on Friday, February 12th through Sunday, Feb. 28th. Come see extraordinary acts from across the globe perform in a magnificent showcase under a one-ring, European-style Red and White Big Top (behind The Mall at University Town Center).
Starring “The World’s Greatest Comic Daredevil” Bello Nock, who is taking his act to completely new heights and Sarasota’s very own “Queen of the Air” Dolly Jacobs… MORE