Inauguration of “Car Circus” in Milad Tower

In the wake of COVID-19, venues have closed to protect the crowds that are their lifeblood and studios have emptied to protect their students. In late March, Cirque du Soleil temporarily laid off 95% of its workforce as it shuttered its shows around the world, and many other global productions have faced similar fates — Cambodia’s Phare Circus has suspended activity, as has the Montreal-based The 7 Fingers.