Artists of the Tigray Circus rehearse in the city of Mekele, Ethiopia. For several years, there has been an underinvestment in this art and the pandemic and confinement measures have limited the massive shows. But now, leaders of the circus in the northern Tigray region of the country provide training for disadvantaged young people, hoping to boost this ancient Ethiopian tradition.
Members of the Tigray Circus rehearse in the city of Mekele, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2020. – Leaders of the circus in Ethiopiaís northern Tigray region, which provides training to disadvantaged young people, hope it will undergo a revival after years of under-investment.
Eduardo Soteras / AFP (2020). Collected on October 13, 2020.