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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The king of shapito: how a clown was crowned in Albania
Bearded anecdotes about how politicians look like clowns are already boring, but few people know that there was a funny precedent in history when a professional circus performer actually sat…

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Ladies, go ahead: circus of curiosities of the nineteenth century
Circus in the modern view, with an arena and a dome, appeared only 200 years ago. However, then the artists, for the most part, entertained the audience not with their…

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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 country, there really was an artist who devoted her entire life to animals from the cat family. Irina Bugrimova-star of the Soviet circus, the first female tamer, whose only love has always been lions. Continue reading

“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 to turn to political satire. Trained animals served him for creating allegories – he put on fables and mini-plays on the day’s malice, and in these numbers the audience easily recognized famous officials. Continue reading

As a Russian strongman on a horse from the battlefield took out and people from the cannon caught

About 100 years ago, the whole world admired the “Iron” and “Amazing” Samson. This man really expanded the boundaries of human capabilities, because with a modest height and weight, he managed tricks that could not be repeated by the giants-athletes of those times. The famous strongman and circus artist Alexander Zass remained in the memory of descendants also thanks to the system of exercises that is still popular. Continue reading

Johnny Eck-the legendary "half-man" who defeated himself, but lost to human cruelty
Inhabitancy "If I want to see freaks, I just look out the window" - so sharply about modern society expressed at the end of life "half-moon" johnny Eck, a talented…

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How the famous Durov circus dynasty appeared in Russia
This circus dynasty has been around for more than 150 years. Grandfather Durov – its legendary founder, remained in the memory of people as the first person to refuse the…

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Stories of nineteenth-century albinos caught in the lens of a photographer
During the 1800s, if you were different in appearance from most people, your fate was sealed. You could hardly get a job anywhere, you would not have a chance to…

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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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