Moscow Cat Theatre





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Published on Jan 8, 2009

Directed by Marilyn Agrelo. You'€™ll be hard-pressed to find a more unusual circus, or father-daughter performing duo. The Moscow Cat Theatre is just that: a travelling show of cats that perform amazing tricks for the owners who love and train them. Everybody in Russia may be used to seeing cats perform tricks, as the theatre’s manager explains in this funny, charming film, but felines walking tightropes, crossing the stage on giant balls and walking upside down is not a common sight in most countries. As balalaika and accordion circus score plays in the background, Creative Director Vladimir and daughter Maria combine their love of cats and stage to create a captivating act and illustrate the tricks of the trade – giving new meaning to the expression '€˜herding cats'€™.

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This is what animal circuses should be about. Not by breaking his spirit and punishing and imprisoning it.
Mitchel Evans
I saw them when they toured the US. It was wonderful. I had seen no videos of the show, and didn't know what to expect. I was flabbergasted. You can tell these felines are loved and cared for. And, there are dogs on stage with the cats, too! Cats don't do what they don't want to do, as anyone who lives with a cat will tell you. This is a must-see show when it comes to your town.
Jason Artiga
All these cats get their wish , to run , jump and give people heart attacks time to time jumping from high places, best job ever 
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Old Skool645
Anyone who thinks these cats are being abused obviously doesn't know anything about cats. One woman here said she even went backstage to see the cats and they were happy and healthy. I don't know if it's true that he doesn't spay or neuter any of the cats, but there are lots of people who don't spay and neuter their pets who allow their cats to have litters that wind up producing more and more homeless cats. At least this guy is keeping them all. I know Samantha Martin makes a point of saying hers are all rescues and are spayed and neutered in her act. I don't know this guy's position on that. For those who don't understand what the motivation is, hello? Do you not see the treats in their hands? Lol. Treats and lots of praise and petting. My cats do tricks without even giving them treats. I just have to say: "Oh, you're such a good, smart boy!" and pet them. Very tortuous, indeed! And I am highly suspicious of these people who are claiming they recognize all these weird torturing methods that I do not see and have never heard of and make no sense to anyone who knows about cats. Makes me wonder what THEY are doing to cats. :/
Aleisha R.
why can't my cat do anything remotely awesome...
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I think only Russians can communicate with cats,,,cas their language is similar to cats' one.
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Cats can be extremely intelligent animals, without any doubt.
Glenn Garrett
Princess Krystal
it's really amazing to see cats doing all things. it's so cute.....
HeMa Elsheikh
cats very talanted
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