Comedic daredevil and circus star Bello Nock dangled upside down from a helicopter 500 feet above the ground at Biloxi, Miss.-based Beau Rivage, with no safety net or tether, to kick off the resort's new summer show FUNAMBULA. The theatrical circus sensation will perform a limited eight‐week engagement in the Beau Rivage Theatre June 11‐ August 11.
FUNAMBULA is derived from the Latin term funambulus, meaning rope dancer. Produced exclusively for MGM Resorts International's Beau Rivage by Dreamcast Entertainment, FUNAMUBLA features Bello Nock and an international cast of accomplished aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, tightrope walkers, jugglers, trampoline jumpers, trapeze artists and a world champion rhythmic gymnast.
"Circus artists provoke wonder and emotion and defy words and descriptions," said DreamCast Entertainment's Misha Matorin, the show's creator and producer. "FUNAMBULA features the amazing comedic daredevil Bello Nock whose stunts, humor and charisma have won him numerous awards and the admiration of thousands of fans worldwide. In this theatrical circus sensation, Bello's character will be pulled by mystical creatures into the surreal world of fantasy. Audiences young and old will be engaged, entertained and inspired and we are confident this show will not only leave audience members on the edge of their seats, it will bring crowds to their feet."
Bello Nock made history in2012 when he completed Mississippi's first‐ever tightrope walk 360 feet high in the air atop Beau Rivage. He holds a Guinness World Record for his wire walk over a cruise ship at sea and was awarded the "Gold Clown," the circus world's highest honor, by Princess Stephanie at the 2011 Monte Carlo International Circus Festival. Couple these accolades with his January of 2009 induction into the "Circus Ring of Fame", where he is the group's youngest honoree, along with his 2012 Ringling Museum "Circus Celebrity of the Year" win and it's easy to understand why Bello was singled out by TIME magazine as "America's Best Clown."