Paulo dos Santos brings joy, love and charisma to his performance at the Greatest Show on Earth®

Get ready for a Quad Cities Labor Day weekend tradition! The circus is back.  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® are coming to the iWireless Center from September 4 to September 7 with a great new show called Legends. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets, as they are on sale now.


To invite people to this great annual Quad City tradition, every year Hola America presents you with different stories of different presenters of the circus. This year we want to introduce to you an interesting personality and performer. Yes, he is not very tall, in fact he is very short, but that is makes him even more electrifying and fun to watch.

Paulo dos Santos, originally from San Paolo, Brazil, will assume yet again the role of Ringmaster’s sidekick. But this little guy is not just a sidekick; he is, in fact, an accomplished performer in the art of Capoeira (combination of martial arts, dance and acrobatics that is very popular in Brazil). Growing up in Brazil dos Santos played a lot of sports, but his heart was more passionate about Capoeira. When he was young, dos Santos and his Capoeira master were learning movements from each other and they even incorporated acrobatics in their routine. At times they even competed in dance competitions on the sunny streets of Sao Paulo.

In 2006 dos Santos himself became a master of Capoeira. In fact, he was very skillful in Capoeira and in no time a leader of a very well known competitive Capoeira group in Brazil called Santa Maria was inviting Paulo dos Santos to join them. With Santa Maria, dos Santos won a lot of competitions and he even was a first place winner at the National Capoeira Competition in Brazil. Of course his energetic performance that kept the audiences wanting more caught attention of producers of Ringling Bros.®  They invited him to join.

“I have been for three seasons with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®,” dos Santos said proudly.

Paulo dos Santos enjoys greatly his job at the circus. For him this not just a performance, but rather a way to bring joy, love and charisma to all the little kids and parents who come to the show.

“I am happy to present for everyone,” dos Santos said.

Paulo dos Santos might be a man of a small stature, but he is very passionate about the show. He invited everyone in the Quad Cities to come to the show this year.  And it is guaranteed that the audience, children and adults alike, will experience a lot of joy, happiness and laughs from dos Santos thrilling presentation and other circus performers.

Celebrate your Labor Day weekend by going to the circus. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® will come to iWireless Center in the Quad Cities from September 4 to September 7. There will be All Access Pre-Show that will start an hour before the show. It is free to all ticketholders and participants can meet the performers, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a pachyderm painting.  Tickets are available for sale at the iWireless Center box office and by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 and online at The price starts from $14.


The following is the schedule of the performances:


Friday, September 4 at 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 5 at 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Sunday, September 6 at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM

Monday, September 7 at 1:00 PM.


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