Pet ‘circus’ comes to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium

Fifth-generation circus performer Gregory Popovich showcases pets' unique abilities

Gregory Popovich brings 'Holiday Circus' to UVIc's Farquhar Auditorium Saturday (Dec. 12).

Gregory Popovich brings 'Holiday Circus' to UVIc's Farquhar Auditorium Saturday (Dec. 12).

A hit on the Vegas strip, Gregory Popovich brings his amazing cast of animals to Victoria for a special presentation of “Holiday Circus”.

Rescuing animals from shelters, Popovich customizes each of his pets’ onstage tricks to match its natural skills and abilities. A show with vaudeville feel, it offers juggling acts, acrobats, comedy and some amazing animal talent.

“I don’t believe that I ‘train’ the animals to do a certain trick or stunt, instead, I teach the animals to perform onstage by allowing them to show off their individual personalities and talents,” Popovich says.

Holiday circus features an amazing cast of housecats, dogs, parrots, even geese and mice in the  Farquhar Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.

Popovich is a fifth generation circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals.

“A message of my show is that animals are people too,” Popovich says.

Get tickets – $18 to $38 or $110 for a family pack – at tickets.uvic.ca or call the UVic Ticket Centre at 250-721-8480.