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Cirque Italia Aquatic Spectacular Splashes Down in Boise

The unique two-hour traveling show includes a full bill of performers who spend much of their time suspended in mid-air above a 35,000-gallon water tank.

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When Florida-based Cirque Italia arrives in Boise for a 10-day engagement beginning Thursday, July 12, its so-called "Aquatic Spectacular" water circus will be framed by a giant blue-and-white tent, and it will take over a good stretch of the Boise Towne Square Mall parking lot. The unique two-hour traveling show includes a full bill of performers who spend much of their time suspended in mid-air above a 35,000-gallon water tank.

"This is the first traveling water circus in America. Also, Cirque Italia is an animal-free production," said co-creator Chante DeMoustes. "Our show is very affordable for families looking to do a memorable day out."

Tickets for the shows—which will take place Thursday, July 12, through Sunday, July 22—run from $10 to $40.

DeMoustes said that Cirque Italia specifically chooses small- to medium-sized locales to travel to, because not everyone can afford to travel to larger cities for a Vegas-style performance.

"I frequently hear that our show is intimate and interactive compared to other shows," DeMoustes said. "That really sets us apart."

Tickets can be ordered online at cirqueitalia.com, and there's a discount available for free child admission with the purchase of any two adult tickets ($20-$30). Type in "FREE" in the digital coupon code entry to score the deal.

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