Eva Ordonez Benedetto on a trapeze
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The Argentine lady who 'ran away to the circus' in Europe

24 January 2013 Last updated at 18:16 GMT

After leaving Buenos Aires when she was only 19-years-old, Eva Ordonez Benedetto pursued a career as a trapeze artist in Europe which, she says, would have been very difficult to accomplish in her own country.

She talked to the BBC about working in the circus and her experience performing with her company My!Laika at the 2013 London Mime Festival with the show 'Popcorn Machine'.

Video produced by BBC Mundo's Alvaro A. Ricciardelli