Pinkie "Paws" Peeker Reports:
Created almost 30 years ago by renowned circus performer Yuri Kuklachev, MOSCOW CATS THEATRE has grown into one of the most popular weekend outings for Moscow kids and adults, selling out every performance. Kuklachev decided to start working with cats after finding an abandoned kitten in a park. A juggler, flying gymnast, illusionist and clown, he kept on training cats, disproving a widespread belief that cats cannot be tamed.
According to Yuri Kuklachev the founder of the show, "The cats are the stars of this show – they walk tightropes, balance balls on their noses, do paw-stands, jump from great heights, and unerringly negotiate complex mazes". "We glorify them and that‘s why we provide the cats with a traveling entourage including a vet, kitty caretakers and personal stylists to tend to the needs of our feline superstars."
Yuri Kuklachev is a national institution, having performed in over 80 countries and received many prestigious international awards and accolades, including The People‘s Artist in Russia, Honorary Member of the American Clown Association, the Silver Clown Award in Monte Carlo, the Golden Clown Crown in Canada, the Golden Oscar in Japan, a San Marino postage stamp, and in France a chapter in their national grammar book titled "Lessons of Kindness".