Minsk is hosting the first international festival of circus art. Famous artists from 16 countries will present their unique tricks. Many of them were prepared specially for the competitive program. In the arena there are American jugglers, aerial gymnasts from Uzbekistan, Nubian lions and Bengal tigers. The solemn opening of the festival is scheduled for tonight. The show will begin with a colorful parade of flags. The best circus acts will be included in the gala concert. And the winner will receive the emblem of the festival, i.e. a unique circus top hat made of art glass.