Failed Detochkin, Manager Bunsha and Ivan the terrible: why Yuri Nikulin refused cult roles
In the creative Arsenal of each actor there are roles that become his business card and bring fame, recognition and success to millions of viewers. For Yuri Nikulin, these were…

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"King of jesters" Anatoly Durov: why officials were afraid of the founder of the famous circus dynasty
The famous Russian trainer and clown Anatoly Durov, who became the founder of the circus dynasty, turned the idea of clowning and circus art. He was the first circus performer…

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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…

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Circus wrestlers and strongmen: the time when women could beat a man and get paid for it

At the beginning of the twentieth century, women tried to be as good as men. Can’t women do what their husbands or brothers do? It’s no big deal. Then there were a lot of women wrestlers and women strongmen who often went to the arena and arranged demonstration (however, real too) fights.
Circus fights were particularly notable. They were held to music, and the judges were often ordinary people from those who came to look at these unusual ladies with muscles. Such fights were often with a prescribed scenario, so that there were always moments when people’s breath catches, and that until the last they did not know who is stronger, who will win. Circus performers carefully prepared for the show to tickle the audience’s nerves with their performance and make the final quite unexpected.

Sometimes in the circus pavilions, fights were arranged with willing members of the public. There were many men who wanted to prove to “these women” who is stronger and more important. Such shows, as a rule, was even more excitement. But regardless of whether women became winners (and most often did) or not, the public still did not take them seriously. In addition, the organizers of such performances understood that only female muscles do not attract the audience, so the strongmen were often dressed in emphatically erotic outfits, and if they had to fight with each other, this rehearsed show also had some intimate overtones.

 

Traveling circus instead of a catwalk: an unusual photo shoot for Vogue magazine
The world of high fashion is always eccentric, and talented photographers are often willing to experiment. It is good when as a result of such joint efforts, pleasant photo projects…

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Traveling circus instead of a catwalk: an unusual photo shoot for Vogue magazine
The world of high fashion is always eccentric, and talented photographers are often willing to experiment. It is good when as a result of such joint efforts, pleasant photo projects…

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In the German circus instead of live animals began to use holograms
Traditional circus with animals often causes resentment among animal rights activists. Animals in such circuses often do not have access to nature and spend their entire lives in small cages,…

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Circus victims: 10 tragic cases that occurred in the arena
"Only the tiger is not clear that he is trained, because I have many scars" - these words from the song of Mikhail Boyarsky about the difficult work of the…

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