"Professor Cardoso took up the intellectual training of fleas through her own study, observation and ingenuity. She has brought back to life what was long thought gone forever. They said it couldn’t be done, but professor Cardoso has proved them wrong – and you are here to see it today." reads the flyer advertising a Flea Circus performance!
Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Yale-educated and previously known as a leading Latin American artist, abandoned a promising career as a globe-trotting sculptor to become a self-taught flea trainer and run -The smallest show on earth: the Cardoso Flea Circus, the only live Flea Circus in the world! Professor Cardoso performs her duties as flea trainer and scholar, prop builder, costume and set designer, flea impresario and ringmaster – The queen of the fleas”
What to see: “Tiny” or “Tini”, the tightrope artists, walking the high wire; the sword fighters “Pierre and Pedro” fighting for their life; “Ginger and Fred” dancing around; “Brutus“, the strongest flea on earth, is pulling a locomotive. Not to forget “Batman”; “The Prisoner”; the weight lifter “Mr. Magú”; and the others joining the club.