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…

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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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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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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

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 acrobats entertain the audience by riding through the streets in a very unusual “home”.
The Wheel house is not much different from an ordinary apartment – the same curtains on the Windows, pots and pans on the “shelves”, clocks and paintings on the walls, even a bed is available. Continue reading

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 and ears were much larger than usual, her bite was wrong, so that they even called her “APE woman”. Nevertheless, Julia had plenty of suitors, and she made a lot of money. Continue reading

6 most famous Russian circus dynasties that have conquered the world
The succession of generations is probably the most pronounced among circus performers. This is easy to explain to those who children usually accompany their parents on tours and absorb the…

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The last refuge of pure art: circus performers on the canvases of European artists of the XIX century
Now no one knows exactly when the first circus performers appeared on the planet. But thanks to archaeological finds, we can say for sure that acrobats and jugglers, comedians and…

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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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Escape with debauchery: raccoons who Escaped from the circus drank alcohol all night in a local store
Inhabitancy . A real escape with a debauch was arranged by two raccoons in the town of Storozhynets, Chernivtsi region. The raccoons escaped from a circus that was on tour,…

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