In the circus-shapito

On test days
Honored artist of the RSFSR A. Volny associated his life with the Manege in the early 30s. Together with his wife A. Pravdina, he performed in a conversational satirical Duo,…

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Where the House is going: wheel House street circus
It is difficult to surprise anyone with a house on wheels today, but A house on Wheels is quite possible. Wheel House – an unusual circus project in which two…

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Wild animals do not belong in the circus: activists have achieved a ban on the use of animals in performances
Wild animals do not belong in the circus - according to activists, and for several decades they have been campaigning for the rejection of the use of exotic animals in…

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Vladimir Doveyko-acrobatics ACE

The acrobatic ensemble “Romantics” met with the warmest reception in all countries of the world. In the United States, artists were called “fantastic acrobats”, in Japan – “Typhoon”, in Germany – “space jumpers”, in Romania – “flying wizards”.
Newspapers in Australia, India, Yugoslavia, Hungary, the GDR, and Cuba gave them equally enthusiastic reviews.This troupe is headed by people’s artist of the RSFSR Vladimir Doveyko, who recently turned sixty.

…His grandfather was a trainer and clown, his grandmother and mother were jugglers, and his father was a tightrope Walker. At the age of seven, he worked in the troupe of” Arab “jumpers Chanyshev, in the final number, being on the top of the pyramid, a ringing voice, as he was taught, shouted:” Abragatsa!” Continue reading

A book about famous clowns

Every good book is interesting in its own way. Its originality is given by the author: his talent, life experience, knowledge of the subject, love for it.
A monograph about the famous clowns Yuri Nikulin and Mikhail Shuidin was written by S. Makarov. After graduating from circus school, he was a clown, and then a comedian-illusionist. So I learned circus art not only from the rows of the amphitheater, but also by performing in the arena.

While working in the circus, Makarov graduated from the Department of theater studies of the state Institute of theater arts named after A.V. Lunacharsky, then a full-time postgraduate course at the Institute of art history, defended his dissertation on the problems of clowning and received a PhD in art history. Continue reading

Circus stamps

Circus art is loved all over the world. Professional circus performers were famous in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and Byzantium.
Since time immemorial, circus artists have performed in Russia. And so it is natural that this art is reflected in fiction, painting, and cinema. They depict the circus on badges, matchbox labels, stamps and marked envelopes. Continue reading

A parody of a circus

Parody as a genre has recently become widespread. It became popular both in satirical literature and on the stage.
In the photo: Yu. NIKULIN and M. SHUIDIN perform the Reprise ” Log ” Dozens of satirical authors parody poets, ridicule individual unsuccessful and clumsy lines of poetry. Parodists-entertainers copy the voices and manner of performance of famous actors of drama, cinema and their colleagues on the stage. There is a parody in the circus arena. Continue reading

In the circus-shapito

The artist Pavel Zhorov arrived in this big southern city in a very bad mood.
After all, for so long, he had managed to avoid traveling circuses by hook or by crook, and now for the first time he was unlucky.

A week ago, when he received a referral to the circus, he immediately rushed to fight it off.But one of the employees of soyuzgostsirk, even Gorovo first seemed very nice and sympathetic, took out a folder of old gorovsky report and quietly told him: “Here you write that you can’t work in a tent, supposedly there from the axle of your suspension before the mast a distance less than five meters. Continue reading

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PIP and Flip: a Duo of sisters with "pinheads" from the circus of freaks
The fate of people born with certain physical disabilities in the twentieth century was deplorable: as a rule, they became objects of ridicule, performing in circuses for the amusement of…

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The saddest clown in the USSR and Vysotsky's favorite artist: from misunderstanding at home to international recognition
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Igor and Victoria Kio: the illusion of love lasting 30 years
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6 most famous Russian circus dynasties that have conquered the world
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