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     30 | June 2022 | SOUTH MISSISSIPPI Living
 story by Logan Henry
photos courtesy of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
 ello is back! Comedic daredevil and circus star Bello Nock returns to MGM Resorts International’s Beau Rivage for the resort’s summer production show, FUNAMBULA. The theatrical circus sensation can be seen in the Beau Rivage Theatre select days through June 23.
FUNAMBULA, a French word meaning tightrope walker, features seventh-generation circus performer Bello and an international cast of world-class acrobats, aerialists and artists all pushing the boundaries and ascending their art to unparalleled heights. The show promises to deliver thrills and laughs with more than a dozen acts to entertain and inspire the entire family.
Produced by Dreamcast Entertainment exclusively for MGM Resorts International, FUNAMBULA marks the 20th anniversary of the two entertainment brands working together. “A collaboration that began in 2002 with BALAGAN has presented more than
a dozen Cirque-style productions, each with its own theme, acts, costumes, music and performers,” said DreamCast Entertainment President Misha Matorin.
The partnership is a testament to the relationship between Beau Rivage and DreamCast, which together have been providing family fun for two decades. Children and teenagers who saw the first shows in the early 2000s with their parents and grandparents are now moms and dads and are bringing their own little ones to the Biloxi resort for all the excitement.
“Circus artists provoke wonder and emotion and defy words and descriptions. Several of the acts in FUNAMBULA have appeared on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ and each of these artists are stars in their own right. We are confident this show will not only leave audience members on the edge of their seats, it will bring crowds to their feet,” Matorin said.
FUNAMBULA’s most-celebrated performer is Bello. Named “America’s Best Clown” by TIME magazine, Bello’s stunts, humor and charisma took him to the quarterfinals of season 12 and season 15 of “America’s Got Talent” and a finalist in ‘Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions” in 2019. He made history in 2012 when he completed Mississippi’s first- ever tightrope walk 360 feet high in the air atop Beau

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