Walter and Tatiana Zapashny: a Happy marriage of convenience lasting a lifetime
In their marriage, initially, there was not even a hint of romance. There was a certain tacit agreement between two sane people. Much later came feelings and awareness of the…

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Secrets of the most famous wizard of the twentieth century: truth and fiction about Emile Kio
April 11 marks 123 years since the birth of the founder of the famous circus dynasty Emil Teodorovich Kio. Even during his lifetime, so many legends were associated with his…

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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 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 saddest clown in the USSR and Vysotsky’s favorite artist: from misunderstanding at home to international recognition

The saddest clown in the USSR and Vysotsky’s favorite artist: from misunderstanding at home to international recognition

Marcel Marceau himself called him a genius of pantomime and “a great poet of the movement”, Vladimir Vysotsky considered him a talented artist and his friend, Czech journalists wrote that he was a clown “with autumn in his heart”. Continue reading

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 in a government chair. The adventurous story of German citizen Otto Witte may seem fantastic, but it actually happened. The stunt man is an imposter from a tiny tent became the first king of Albania. Continue reading

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 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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Circus performance " Our friend Baba Yaga»
In the Moscow circus on Vernadsky Avenue during the school holidays, an unusual performance took place. Children filled not only the auditorium, which is quite usual during school holidays, but…

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The history of the circus as a history of cruelty and mercy
The history of the circus can be viewed from different angles. For example, as a story of the gradual rejection of cruelty-from the bloodthirsty antiquity to our time, when the…

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