In the circus-shapito

The life and death of the world's ugliest woman: the Amazing story of Julia Pastrana
Julia Pastrana was called the ugliest woman in the world, and there were objective reasons for this: from head to toe, Julia was covered with coarse black hair, her nose…

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Margarita Nazarova and Konstantin Konstantinovsky: Italian passions in a circus family
Margarita Nazarova was applauded by the whole world. She had fame, recognition, and the love of the authorities. Konstantin Konstantinovsky, her husband and loyal partner in the arena, who put…

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"Lullaby" from the cult Soviet film "Circus"
The plot of this film, perhaps, everyone remembers. And the moment when the audience and circus workers passed a dark-skinned boy to each other and sang him a lullaby. "Lullaby"…

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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, created the attraction “No miracles”, and worked as a clown.
A. Volny staged many circus pantomimes, led the team, and was the chief Director of the Tashkent, Saratov, Omsk, and Tula circuses. Continue reading

Krasnoselsky circus Museum

In the center of the village of Krasnoselki in the Odessa region, there is a large bright building. This is the Krasnoselsky House of culture. In the evenings it is illuminated by the lights. People are rushing to his entrance from all sides.
They enter the foyer and immediately fall into an unusual, peculiar world: sparkle and Shine in the height of the openwork design. The oddly shaped stands seem to float one after the other. Continue reading

Article about the circus

Not “circus people”, but “circus people”. On “circus people” will be offended – this is an insult, like “Jews, Ukrainians”. Because circus-a special nationality, a small people numbering about five thousand. Circus people marry each other, give birth to circus children, and remain in the circus for the rest of their lives – as cashiers, ushers, and administrators.They are all carriers of ancient knowledge, consisting of many years of training and a million secrets passed down from generation to generation. Continue reading

Circus horses, elephants and zebras in a foggy arena: Rob Tarbell’s smoke-filled photo paintings

The author of circus-themed photo-films Rob Tarbell is a trainer of sorts himself. But unlike people who tame wild animals, Rob Tarbell deals with an even more wayward charge – smoke. The latter does not happen without fire, which is very difficult to subdue. This is why flammable photo pictures are created in a completely isolated room. With fire, jokes are bad, but a serious attitude to this element promises artistic discoveries. Continue reading

The first Soviet trainer: 40 years alone with lions
The Internet is full of jokes about strong and independent women who celebrate birthdays in the company of their many cats. Jokes are jokes, but in the history of our…

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"Lullaby" from the cult Soviet film "Circus"
The plot of this film, perhaps, everyone remembers. And the moment when the audience and circus workers passed a dark-skinned boy to each other and sang him a lullaby. "Lullaby"…

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Inseparable brothers, thanks to which the term "Siamese twins" appeared"
The term "Siamese twins" came from two brothers, Chang and Eng, who were born in Siam, but were known far beyond the borders of their homeland. Most of their lives…

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Life and death under the big top Irina Asmus: the Tragic story of a clown Toffee from "Abvgdeyka»
One of the most popular children's TV shows in the USSR was "Avbgdeika", which was conducted by Tatyana Chernyaeva and clowns Klepa, Levushkin, Yura and Toffee (Irina Asmus). The kids…

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