Dog Act - Menestrelli
Menestrelli is a unique dog performance. Professional circus actors, third-generation animal trainers, Yana and Sergey created their performance based on Del Arte comedy: itinerant actors are moving from one town to another, showing a romantic story of Columbia and Harlequin. The stars of the show are jolly poodles. Every dog has its unique role in the show, where each can show its own particular character and artistic talent. Yana and Sergey used a scientific approach in their training techniques, and the training itself is based on humane treatment of the dogs. All the success of the performance has been achieved because of an in-depth knowledge of animal psychology, without any violence or distress towards the animals. The dogs climb stairs, perform somersaults and other uniquely designed family tricks. This show was very successful on several major circus arenas of the world. Yana and Sergey are awardees and prize-winners of many international circus festivals.