Manuel Alvarez was born in Seville, Spain in 1955 into a long time circus family. In 1980, he debuted an act that includes amazing kick ups with 3 and 4 clubs, 5 and 7 rings, up to 4 boomerangs, up to 4 ping pong balls with the mouth, and up to 7 boomerang plates, which he was the first to do. In 2004, he won National Circus Prize given by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. He has had a long working relationship with Circus Roncalli.
Let’s take a look at a collection of photos and two great videos highlighting his wonderful act and career.
Anthony Gatto, Kristian Kristof, Karl-Heinz Ziethen, and Manuel Alvarez in 1994
Manuel, front center, leading an 8 person troupe in 2007 in Teatro Circo Price in Madrid, Spain