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Winter Garten-Variete/ Revue " 1000 Nights "    "What 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. Click>"OCTOPUS"Shows& Gala.htm/August 25th to November 5th 1995 Berlin/ Germany 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. 

       Bild, 23. 8. 95   "Amazing Show in the Wintergarten. Worm, crab, or fairy-tale creature? The Duo Veniamin from Romania enchants with body-magic."Clik>"Human Slinky"Shows& Gala.htm/Veniamin & Veronica from Romania

Berliner Zeitung, 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 

 Neues Deutschland, 23. 8. 95 "Duo Veniamin moves the octopus arms in an unusual way.   By  Marcus Lieberenz

1st International Circus Arts Festival in Budapest Click>"OCTOPUS"Shows& Gala.htm/SYLVAIN JARDON, 25 bd de Port Royal - 75013 PARIS Le Mounde du Cirque volum7, 1996Click>"Human Slinky"Shows& Gala.htm/Veniamin & Veronica from Romania

           "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.  Click>Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo.htm/1st International Circus Arts Festival in Budapest. Over 150 artists from 30 countries took part in this Circus World event but as the expression goes, Veniamin, the human slinky, stole the show. By Sal Murillo - Festival Producer  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

"Secret Garden"-Revue Friedrichstadt Palace      Berliner Zeitung, 17 February 1997  "The highlight of the evening was the performance of the Click>Photo "Friedrichstadt Palace"/February 26th to June 28th 1997. Coreograph, Ross Coleman. International ARTISTIC Management"Conny" K. Porod 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

Berliner Morgenpost, 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."  By  Erhard

  Berliner Morgenpost,  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" Erhard Click>Photo "Friedrichstadt Palace"/Veniamin's Human Slinky

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

"Yes!" Revue  Polynesian Palace  Waikiki - Honolulu/ Hawaii Click>"Human Slinky"Shows& Gala.htm         Ho'ike ' 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, January 15, 1998       "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 stage."   By  John

     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, 1998             "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  Wayne Harada- Advertiser Entertainment 

Austrian National Circus Louis Knie/ Europe Tour         "The Circus director Louis Knie discovered Veniamin, an extravagant, unusual and modern Click>Photo Louis Knie/Human Slinky artist at the Budapest Circus Festival. With his gymnastic

     Kulturmenu, June 10, 1998      "Veniamin present poetic metamorphosis every day at the Austrian National Circus in Graz".Philipp

     Tiroler Tageszeitung,  August 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 act."  Delago Click>Photo"Circus Louis Knie" Octopus act

   Kurier, April 28, 1998   "The Romanian artist Veniamin, with superb body control as an Octopus, brays an incredible show."  By  Gerhard Deutsch

"Inneuvre" International Revue, Showroom Casino Conrad Jupiters/ Gold Coast/ Australia  

    "Click>Photo Casino Conrad"OCTOPUS"/December 3th 1998 to December 11th 1999.  "INNUVRE" revue, Hotel Conrad- Jupiters Casino International Showroom, Gold Coast Australia. Delicado Productions PTY.LTD. Gary McDonald- Manager 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 program
       HEADLINERS Issue no.18, 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,  August 9, 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 & Hinterland Sun,  June 24, 1999   Romanian- born  circus performer Veniamin Oprea is always a crowd favorite in the guise of Click>Casino Conrad"Human Slinky" his alter ego, the incredibly flexible Human Slinky.   Media Monitors

     Brisbane News,   June 30, 1999.   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. 


The New! Cole Bros. Circus Season 2005 USA
09/29/05 -Southern League (SL) Mobile BayBears
Circus at Hank Aaron Stadium only two weeks away
Mobile BayBears

 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.


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