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is it? A worm, a fabulous monster from another galaxy? The two Romanian artists
are presenting a genius act of fantasy with strong choreography and
gymnastic skills. Both are national Gymnastic level.
It's a dream!"
From program "1000 Nights Winter-garten"
Welt an Sonntag,
27. 8.95 "1000 Wintergarten Nights- New variety show
enchants everyone. Fabulous Octopus entanglement; the Dou Veniamin. The
Duo Veniamin deserves all the bravos.
23. 8. 95 "Amazing Show in the
Wintergarten. Worm, crab, or fairy-tale creature? The
Duo Veniamin from Romania enchants with body-magic."
28. 8. 95 "The amazing fairy- tale caracters of the Duo
Veniamin". By Rehfel
BZ an Sonntag,
27. 8. 95
"Interesting: the gymnastic performance of
Duo Veniamin-"The Beauty
and The Beast" attraction. It's a strong, slow twist of the body in
the phantasy-costume of a pipe monster". By Will
23. 8. 95
"Duo Veniamin moves the octopus arms in an unusual
way. By Marcus Lieberenz
Le Mounde du Cirque volum7, 1996
"The Festival of Budapest revealed two attractions never see before in
the ring... "The Octopus" and "The Human Slinky". The
performers, "The Veniamin Duo", are the Romanian couple Veronica Chicioroaga and
Veniamin Oprea. The impressive "Octopus"
is a tumultuous white and blue stylized adage act with Veniamin playing
the role of the Octopus (male) and Veronica playing the Octopus female.
"The Human Slinky", a swaying sculpture, was presented solo
whereas normally it is performed as a synchronous duo act.Veronica was
injured while dancing with the Octopus the night before anyone realizing.
Veniamin, have force of the
connections and the rhythm is very intense. The duo, with its
animated creatures, work mainly in music halls, cabarets, cruising ships
and for television. They have already been applauded in many capital
cities. the two visual acts with the king of dynamic and suggestive
corporal expression which creates a vision of supernatural beings - of
plastic poetry - have all the qualities necessary for a circus
career." By Sylvain Jardon- Foundation and director
17 February 1997 "The highlight of the evening was the
performance of the
acrobats Veniamin, who first appeared on stage as an
octopus and then as a colored stove-pipe with four arms; original, comic,
really outstanding. "Schulze
7 May 1997 "Outstanding was the Acrobatic performance of
the Romanian Veniamin, filling the stage first as a, giant octopus and
then changing quickly into a dying monster."
February 1997 "Among the artists in "Secret
Garden" From Friedrichstadt Palast, Berlin, Germany is "the
artist Veniamin and partner the prim soloist ballerina Kleinen Revue"
Neues Deutschland, 18
February 1997 "A lot of show-styles were to be seen here. Dancing
prevailed. A perfect mixture of song and dance: Veniamin with an amazing
entanglement of arms and legs, rising pipes and constantly changing
body-shapes." By Klaus Klingbeil
' O Waikiki
"Waikiki has long
been searching for a fresh new concept in entertainment and Outrigger
Entertainment has found it. In a joint venture with Yoshimoto Kogyo
Co., Ltd. of Japan, a unique international revue "YES!" opened
recently at the Polynesian Palace. A giant slinky comes to life performing
unbelievable feats." From Polynesian Palace
Honolulu Star- Bulletin,
"The human slinky, Veniamin, is a
colorful and comical high-energy illusion. Adults may try to visualize
exactly where he is inside the costume; kids will love the visual ness of
the quadruped slinky as it rolls, sprawls, spills and dances across the
The Waikiki "Remember
How the undulating coils of a slinky would slip from hand to hand?
"Slinky" is but one of many feats performed by the amazing
Veniamin." By Sal Murillo
The Honolulu Advertiser, January 2,
"See a Human Slinky (Veniamin), who undulates
through an amazing oversized network of rainbow coils, flipping and
sliding and appearing to have incredible fun. The show begins with
underwater sequences of marine life evolving into a hypnotic undersea
dance, as a sea urchin, a jellyfish, an eel, and capped by Veniamin's
entrance as a four legged octopus. Performed in muted lighting, the
opening is haunting, beckoning the audience to remain." By
Circus director Louis Knie discovered Veniamin, an extravagant, unusual
artist at the Budapest Circus Festival. With his gymnastic
"Veniamin present poetic
metamorphosis every day at the Austrian National Circus in Graz".Philipp
30, 1998 "The
surprise of the program: The Romanian artist Veniamin with his developed
art of movement makes the audience believe in a real live cartoon
"The Romanian artist Veniamin, with superb
body control as an Octopus, brays an incredible show."
Veniamin Oprea: he was born in Romania and calls Italy
home. Veniamin travels the world entertaining audiences from children to
Prime Ministers with his unique act." From Innuvre
7 December 1998
"Everyone loves a
slinky..... The Human Slinky is now featured in Inneuvre.
' Slink' on in to
see Inneuvre and pass on the word about this exciting new show to your
family, friends and our customers."
Discovering the Gold Coast,
1999 "Conrad Jupiters: A magical World of food, music,
shows and games. While the Human Slinky- yes, it has come to life- will have you in
absolute stitches. I refuse to give anything away about how this
champion Romanian gymnast does his tricks- he'll have you believing in
magic again." By Alison Houston
Gold Coast Bulletin &
24, 1999 Romanian- born circus performer
Veniamin Oprea is always a crowd favorite in the guise of
his alter ego,
the incredibly flexible Human Slinky. Media Monitors
The kids will adore more usual circus act such as
the incredibly flexible
Human Slinky. By Gwynn
The Sunday Mail,
January 31, 1999
The Human Slinky, alias Romania gymnastics champion
Veniamin Oprea. He
formed the act in 1987 and since then has traveled the world. Veniamin
said he had trouble explaining the act except it twice as difficult from
the inside as it looked from the outside.
09/29/05 -Southern League (SL) Mobile BayBears
Circus at Hank Aaron Stadium only two weeks away
MOBILE, AL- From Thursday, October 13th through Sunday, October 16th the Cole
Brothers Circus is coming to Mobile. "The World's Largest Circus Under the Big
Top" is just a few short weeks away, and is being held at the Hank Aaron Stadium
parking lot. The circus features entertaining acts like "The Human Slinky." One
of the best acts you'll ever see, the stretches of Romania's Veniamin. The slinky curves,
expands and retracts, puzzling the eye.