Juana Ghani’s music is fast, fun and easy to listen to. The costumes fit the gypsy theme and there was a lot of color everywhere. There was a good sized band that night, including a tuba player and a guy banging a Bodhran style drum. The fire dancers were graceful but exciting and hard to look away from. The aerial dancer kept people on their toes with her acrobatic performance using only silks hanging from a metal frame sort of like a swing set. A man in a bat-like costume dancing on stilts fascinated people with his balance and interesting attire. The belly dancers were fun to watch, with their jerky movements styled in such a way that makes it all look graceful. Their last song had the audience up and dancing around.
It was a good night for Juana Ghani, audience members and all involved. The Gypsy Circus was a couple of hours spent in good, clean fun. The show was all ages so even kids were having a good time. It might be a good idea to check what’s going on through Facebook or their website to find out when the next one is.
Natalie Jones, Examiner.com May 19, 2015
Its as if you’ve been transported to a entirely different space. Surrounded by hundreds of friends and family. Singing, dancing, whooping and hollering together. Almost as if you’re all off in a distant space around a bon fire, collectively. There is a strong sense of family and unity that can be found in the air. Which when breathed in gives all in attendance a sense of belonging.
Ferret Rellim, thedrumoldsaw 2012
Leading to conclude the night, gypsy band Juana Ghani transformed the audience from sitting down and watching to full participation through dancing and celebration. Equipped with belly dancers and an orchestra of instruments, the 13 performers brought a magical liveliness to their production by bringing carnival vibes to the festival. Filled with imagination and a creative outlook on their performance was a fantastic addition to the fest, and certainly added a jovial intoxication to the souls of all who were there.
Brinley Froelich, SLUG Magazine Jul 19, 2012