The Flying Caceres

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The Flying Caceres was created by Miguel Caceres in 1982[1] for the 112th Edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Both Miguel and his wife, Luz Caceres, were flying trapeze artists from Colombia, South America. They came to the United States on a contract for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the 1970s. Miguel worked with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for many years before forming The Flying Caceres in 1982.

He was the first person in the world to ever catch a "Triple Somersault" and a "Triple and a half Somersault" consecutively in a single performance.[2]

Miguel's son, George Caceres, now carries The Flying Caceres name and toured with "The Greatest Show on Earth" with his Double-Decker Flying Trapeze act [3] from 2008 to 2013.

 The Flying Caceres are the only Colombian flying trapeze troupe to have ever been invited to the prestigious International Circus Festival in Monte -Carlo, Monaco. 
The troupe also made history by successfully catching the "quad" during the 140th edition of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Barnum's FUNundrum! in 2010. 

Miguel's daughter, Krizia Carr, created her own flying trapeze troupe called Coquette; the world's first and only all-female flying trapeze troupe.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kay, Jennifer (3 December 2006). "Trapeze artist revives father's flying troupe with Cirque twist". Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Caceres, George. "The Flying Caceres". Ringling. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Caceres, George (7 December 2006). "Catch Caceres' Flying Trapezists". Encore. Retrieved 5 December 2006. 
  4. ^ Carr, Krizia (10 September 2011). All-female trapeze troupe practices in Clearwater Tampa Bay Times