Front photo: Duo Peris - Circus Olympia

Photo by Circus Scandinavia 2006 (C).

Circus Convention in Holland for all circus friends and circus enthusiasts

Clic  here.

 

August 30th.

Agnete Louise Enoch.

Agnete Louise Enoch has asked me to bring over this message.

 

Thank you for all the attention on my birthday June 14th. A special thanks goes to Nelly Jane Benneweis and Diana Benneweis.

 

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Benneweis artists

To the performance today in Circus Dannebrog there were guests from the Danish circus Benneweis. It was the Italian elephant trainer Adriana Folco and the Italian bird trainer Allesio Fochesato with his partner.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Til forestillingen I dag I circus Dannebrog var der gæster fra et andet Dansk circus – Cirkus Benneweis. Det var den Italienske elefant træner Adriana Folco og den Italienske papegøje træner Allesio Fochesato med partner.

 

 

 

 

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Grenoble circus Festival

Grenoble circus festival will this year have their premiere November 23rd. ending November 26th. For us in Scandinavia there are lots of well kinown artists from the current and last seasons. The French clown Francesco as we could see in the Danish circus Benneweis in the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Duo Mak as we still have the chance to see in the Swedish circus Maximum with a very modern air act. Rossi Hochegger with her very charming horse act (Arena 2005). René and Alexia Casselly (Arena in Current season). Jidinis and his magic show (Tivoli garden 2003).  

 

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Road control

The employees in a road control was very surprised when the checked a truck from a Norwegian circus. When they opened the door to the truck the elephant Nanda went out on the road for a work. Here she worked around checking the people and the other cars and when her truck was checked she went quite and easy back to her car.

 

In Scandinavian.

 

Medarbejdere der stod for control af lastbiler på vejene   fik sig lidt af en overraskelse da de skulle checke en cirkus lastbil fra Norge. Da de åbnede dørene spadserede cirkus elefanten Nanda ud på vejen, hvor hun stille og roligt gik rundt og undersøgte mennesker og andre biler. Da hendes lastbil var set igennem gik hun stille og roligt tilbage til sin vogn.

 

INFO: Arild Martinsen – Norway.

 

August 29th.

 

Last chance.

Tomorrow is last chance to see circus Arli in Denmark. Circus Arli ends their season very early and gives the last 2006 performance in Sengelose at 19:00

 

In Scandinavian:

 

I morgen er det sidste chance for at se det DAnske circus aril. Arli afslutter deres sæson meget tidlig og giver den sidste forestilling 2006 forestilling i morgen i Sengeløse.

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Accident in Ireland.

A 26 year old Russian trapeze artist felt to the ground and died yesterday in Ireland. The accident happened in the Royal Russian circus when his equipment broke under his performance.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

En 26 årig Russisk trapez artist døde I går i Irland, da han styrtede til jorden. Ulykken skete i Royal Russian circus, da artistens udstyr brød sammen under forestillingen

 

August 28th.

Circus Krone

Circus Scandinavia has been in Germany for a short visit in the huge circus Krone. There is no doubt that the king of German circus still shines. A spectacular show far away from most circus performances is what there is presented in this new 2006 show. Lots of the best artists from the world of circus are included in this fantastic show as the Italian stars – The Errani brothers presenting the best Icarian game act I ever have seen. Martin Lacy with his lion show  - just better than most wild animal acts. Maybe there is to much glamour through the show but that is a matter of opinion. There will be a full review of the show in the printed version of circus Scandinavia but there will be pictures from the performance in a few days on these pages. Until then you can enjoy 2 pictures from the performance yesterday in Bad Segeberg.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Cirkus Scandinavia har været en tur I Tyskland for et kort besøg I det store cirkus Krone. Der er ingen tvivl om at kongen af Tysk cirkus stadig skinner. Et forrygende spektakulært show, langt fra kvaliteten på de fleste cirkus, er hvad der bliver præsenteret i denne nye 2006 produktion. Masser af de bedste artister fra cirkus verdenen er inkluderet i dette fantastiske show som de Italienske Errani brødre, der præsenterer det bedste icarian nummer jeg nogensinde har oplevet – Martin Lacey med sit løve show – bare bedre end de fleste rov dyr numre. Muligvis er der i nogens øjne for meget glamour igennem showet men det er selvfølgelig et spørgsmål om smag. Der vil blive en fuld anmeldelse af dette show i den trykte udgave af cirkus Scandinavia men der ville blive billeder fra forestillingen på disse sider om et par dage. Indtil da kan man nyde et par billeder af forestillingen i byen Bad Segeberg

 

 

Busch Roland

The circus Scandinavia team saw yesterday a show from the German circus Busch Roland. Very few artists in this show and lot of entrees by the same artists. Anyway the show was entertaining because the artist quality was good. Julia Tchakonova and her husband the German animal trainer Krenzola Junior make a lot of charming animal acts. The couple could be seen in Circus Arena in the 2004 season. Skating Aratas is now a duo (Emilia and Vittorio) and not 4 people (Merano 2003 and Arena 2004). – Yester day they were not present at all because of an injured heel. One of the highlights in this performance was the Russian clown couple Olga and Vladimir Slobodeniouk – they were in the ring to much but very funny. Not only they did the reprise clown part but Vladimir showed a fantastic comic slack wire act in a very high quality. A full review of this perfoamance can be seen in the printed version of Circus Scandinavia in November/December. The pictures from the performance will be released on these pages in a few days. Until then there is a few pictures here to enjoy.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Cirkus Scandinavia teamet så i går showet I det Tyske cirkus Busch Roland. Meget få artister i dette show og mange dobbelt entreer. Showet var faktisk god underholdning, da artisternes kvalitet var god. Julia Tchakonova og hendes mand den Tyske dyre træner Krenzola junior, laver en række charmerende dyre numre. Parret kunne også ses i cirkus Arena i 2004. Skating Aratas er nu en duo (Emilia og Vittorio) og ikke mere en kvintet. (Merano 2003 og Arena 2004) I går var de dog ikke tilstede grundet en skadet hæl. En af de helt store højde punkter i denne forestilling var det Russiske klovne ægtepar Olga and Vladimir Slobodeniouk -  De var i manegen for mange gange men meget morsomme. Det var ikke kun reprise entreerne de tog sig af, da Vladimir viste en helt fantastisk komisk slap line nummer. En fuld anmeldelse af forestillingen kan læses i den trykte udgave af Cirkus Scandinavia i november/december måned. Ind til da , kan man nyde et par enkelte fotos her under.

 

 

 

August 26th.

 

Cancled performance.

For the second time in this week the Danish circus Arena was forced to move to another circus lot. The performance today in Virum was moved to Lyngby instead and the reason was too much rain.  It doesn’t seem to have much influence to the amount of spectators because to this performance, there was sold almost 1500 tickets out of the 1700 available seats. Circus Arena stays as planned in Lyngby Sunday, with 2 performances.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

For anden gang på en uge var cirkus Arena I Danmark nødt til at aflyse en forestilling og flytte til en anden by. Forestillingen i dag i Virum var i stedet flyttet til Lyngby og årsagen var igen alt for maget regn. Det ser ikke ud som det har den store betydning for Arena, da der blev solgt omkring 1500 billetter ud af de 1700 sæder. Cirkus Arena bliver i Lyngby som planlagt og giver i morgen søndag 2 forestillinger.

 

 

August 24th.

Too much rain.

To day circus Arena in Denmark was forced to move their performance. The reason was too much rain and the circus lot in Taastrup south of Copenhagen was to wet for circus. In stead Circus Arena stayed on the place where they officially gave performance Wednesday so the people in Albertslund could see Arena for one more day.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

I dag var cirkus arena I Danmark tvunget til at flytte deres forestilling. Grunden var alt for meget regn og cirkus Pladsen i Tåstrup – syd for København var ganske enkelt for våd. I steder besluttede Arena at blive i Albertslund hvor de officielt gav forestilling onsdag.

 

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Katja Schumann

One of the world’s most respected horse trainers – The Danish Katja Schumann, is contracted to the Swedish new edition of Levade horse Gala. The new edition of Levade is a celebration to the Swedish circus Scott. If circus Scott still have been on the road it would have been their tour number 70. Also in this Bronett production will be, the Swedish singer Emilia de Poret and 10 Australian acrobats there has been working with Cirque de Soleil. During the show there will be show movie-sequences from old journal-films, TV-productions and other recorded material from circus Scott. Robert Bronett will tell anecdotes from Circus Scott, and the riders, musicians, dancers and acrobats will re-invent acts from the history.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

En af verdens mest respekterede heste trænere – Den Danske Katja Schumann har skrevet kontrakt med det Svenske og nye udgave af heste showet Levade. Denne nye udgave af Levade er en hyldest til det Svenske cirkus Scott. Hvis cirkus Scott stadig havde eksisteret ville det have været deres sæson nummer 70. Af andre der er inkluderet i dette show kan nævnes den Svenske sanger Emilia de Poret og 10 Australske akrobater der kommer fra cirkus De Soleil. Igennem showet vil der blive afspillet film frekvenser fra gamle film og TV optagelser optaget i og omkring cirkus Scott. Robert Bronett vil fortælle anekdoter fra cirkus Scott og ryttere, musikere, dansere og akrobater vil genopleve numre fra historien.

 Info: Holger Gensel

 

  

 

August 23rd.

Heilbronner Weihnachts circus.

It seems like a very strong program for Heilbronner this year. This year’s festival will run from December 20th. until January 6th. 2007. Among many star artists there is a few we have seen the last years here in Scandinavia. The fantastic juggler Shirley Dean, the Jasters, where the Norwegian circus guests had the pleasure in 2005 to enjoy one of the most fantastic crossbow artists in circus Arnardo. The Italian M.G team with a very nice roller-skate act seen in 2005 in the Danish circus Dannebrog. There will be a Gala premiere December 20th. at 19:30.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Det ser ud til det bliver et meget flot program for Heilbronner dette år. Denne jule cirkus festival vil køre fra 20 December indtil d. 7. Januar 2007. Iblandt mange artister vil der være nogle enkelte artister vi har set her i Skandinavien de sidste par år. Shirley Dean med et elegant jonglerings nummer. Det fantastiske Armbrøst/knivkaster nummer – The Jasters som Nordmændene havde fornøjelsen af i cirkus Arnardo i 2005. Det Italienske rulleskøjte artister M.G team som kunne ses i det Danske cirkus Dannebrog i 2005. Der vil være Galla premiere d. 20 december kl. 19:30.

 

The Jasters

Photo by Circus Scandinavia 2005 (C).

 

August 20th.

René Albert

The German juggler René Albert is the second new artist in the Danish circus Baldoni. A few days ago the Gaveagnas was replaced by the American clown and multi artist Rudi Rudini. Rudi Rudini is just great and he is here there and everywhere also before the performance. Here he is entertaining the audience with a lot of well considered jokes. In the performance he is on stage twice and the first entrée is a funny magic act. The second act is the act he was famous for, in the German circus Flic Flac for two seasons. Here he will make a film with help from the performance and as expected most went wrong.

 

René Albert arrived in Baldoni yesterday just one hour before the performance. To day he rehearsed a lot with the circus band and was a part of the performance 15:00 today. It is the plan that René will have 2 entrees but the second entrée have to wait a few days. It was the plan to get a Diablo artist but instead it was René and he is just great. He juggles with ordinary tennis balls where he uses the tube for keeping the balls in the act as well. It is René´s first job in a circus witch gave him a little nerves for his premiere.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Den Tyske jonglør – René Albert er den anden nye artist I det Danske cirkus Baldoni. For et par dage siden blev de Italienske klovne byttet ud den Amerikanske klovn og multi artist – Rudi Rudini. Rudi er bare helt fantastisk og man kan finde ham alle steder i cirkus teltet også før forestillingen. Her underholder han publikum med en række af velfunderede gags. Under forestillingen er han i manegen 2 gange og den første entré er et komisk trylle nummer. Det andet indslag er den entré han var kendt for i det Tyske cirkus Flic Flac igennem 2 sæsoner. I dette nummer vil han lave en film ved hjælp af frivillige fra publikum og som forventet går optagelserne ikke helt efter planen.

 

René Albert ankom til cirkus Baldoni i går kun en time før forestillingen skulle begynde. I dag blev så brugt til at øve nummeret sammen med Baldonis orkester og var for første gang i manegen kl 15:00. Det er planen at René skal optræde med 2 entréer men det andet indslag må vente et par dage. Det var egentlig planen at der skulle have været en diablo artist men det blev i stedet René og han er bare god. Han jonglerer med almindelige tennis bolde, hvor han også bruger det rør til opbevaring af boldene som rekvisit. Det er René Alberts første kontrakt i et cirkus, hvilket gav ham en del nerver før sin premiere

 

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Clown Festival.

At the moment there is there clown festival in the amusement park “Bakken” a little north of Copenhagen. Not the big stars this year except for the German low wire artists the Thuranos. Of cause there were a few high lights through the 1 hour performance but absolutely nothing special. There were one only exception and that was of cause Thuranos and the other was the clown Tøffe. He was just great with a very nice expression and it was possible to smile in several occasions. The Thuranos was placed in the end of the program and they woke up lots of sleeping spectators. This program was far away from the quality we have seen before from the hands of Benny Schumann. Enjoy the pictures below

 

In Scandinavian:

 

I øjeblikket er der klovne festival I forlystelses parken “bakken” lidt nord fpr København. Der er ikke de store stjerner i dette års program undtaget er dog de Tyske line dansere The Thuranos. Selvfølgelig er der få højde punkter igennem den time lange forestilling men absolut ikke noget specielt. Der var dog en enkelt undtagelse og det var Thuranos og en anden var den gennemgående klovne figur Tøffe. Han var bare helt fin med en helt fantastisk mimik og han var da til at smile over op til flere gange. The Thuranos var placeret til sidst i programmet og de vækkede de fleste af dagens tilskuere. Benny Schumanns program var langt fra den kvalitet vi har set i de forrige år. Billeder fra forestillingen kan ses nedenfor.

 

 

   

 

August 19th.

The tour plan for circus Arena in Holland

 

Leeuwarden  from 15 – 20 September.

Groningen from 21 – 24 September.

Emmen from 25 – 27 September.

Roermond from 5 – 8 October.

Weert from 9 – 11 October.

Oss from 12- 16 October

Here the great circus enthusiast Henk Van den Berg have arranged a big circus convention. For more details here.

 

Nijmegen from 17 – 22 October.

Zwolle from 23- 26 October.

Soest from 27 – 29 October.

Harderwijk from 30 – 31 October

Alkmaar from 1 – 5 November

Heerenveen from 6 November - 8 November.

 

For details concerning performance times please go to the circus Arena webpage, where you can find the information  in Dutch.

 

August 18th.

Picture page opdated with some nice pictures from the Danish circus Arli here Other circuses here

Billed siderne er opdateres med en række fotos fra det Danske cirkus Arli her. Andre cirkus billeder her.

August 17th.

Caveagna clowns.

After some disagreements between, the Italian clowns – “The Caveagna” and the direction in the Danish circus Baldoni, the clowns has left Baldoni one and a half month before the end of the season. From yesterday it was possible to see the Caveagna clowns in another Danish circus (Dannebrog), where they shall perform for a period.

 

Baldoni has already got a replacement for the Caveagnas. It is the American reprise clown Rudi Rudini. Rudi Rudini has been in the German circus Flic Flac for 2 seasons, Apeldorn winter circus and a læot of other circuses.. A Diablo player will come to Baldoni and starts here in this weekend.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Efter uenighed imellem de Italienske klovne – Caveagnas og direktionen I det Danske circus Baldoni, har klovnene forladt circus Baldoni 1 ½ måned før sæson afslutningen. Fra i går var det muligt at se Caveagnas i en andet Dansk cirkus (Dannebrog), hvor de skal optræde for en periode.

 

I cirkus Baldoni har man allerede fundet nye artister til resten af sæsonen. Det drejer sig om den Amerikanske reprise klovn Rudi Rudini. Rudi Rudini har en fortid i blandt andet det Tyske cirkus Flic Flac, hvor han har arbejdet i 2 sæsoner, Apeldorn vinter cirkus, samt et hav af andre cirkus. I weekenden tilstøder en diablo artist der ligeledes skal være med Baldoni i resten af sæsonen.

 

August 15th.

New artist in Circus Arli.

A new artist is started in circus Arli. It is the daughter of the artist couple Olga and Oleg already doing a very nice handstand act. Their daughter the 15 years old - Dana arrived to Arli here in August. She has been practicing a very nice and beautiful tissue act and Saturday she was ready to perform her elegant act.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

En ny artist er startet I det Danske circus Arli. Det er datteren af artist parret Olga og Oleg der allerede optræder i Arli med et meget flot håndstands nummer.. Deres datter, den kun 15 årige Dana ankom her i august. Hun har trænet med et meget flot og smukt tissue nummer og i lørdags var hun klar til sin debut hos Arli.

 

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New links.

Time for updating the link page with some artists. This time it is 3 Russian web pages and one of them are very well known in Scandinavia. It is the Markevich family with 2 web pages and the Russian Diablo and mono bike artist Anton Tarbeev. The Markevich family was first seen in Scandinavia performing in the Swedish circus Brazil Jack. Here they performed both the reprise clown part, Clown entrée and a dog act. In 2003 they went to Norway performing in circus Merano and in 2004 they was a part of the Danish circus Dannebrog. Links can be found on the link page.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Så det tid for opdateringer på link siden med lidt artister. Denne gang er det 3 Russiske links og 2 af disse links er med 2 meget kendte artister i Scandinavien. Det er Markevich familien med 2 links og den Russiske diablo og mono cykel artist Anton Tarbeev. Markevich familien var først set i Scandinavien, hvor de optrådte i det Svenske cirkus Brazil Jack. Her optrådte de som reprise klovne, entree klovne og et hunde nummer. I 2003 var de på turne med det Norske cirkus Merano og i 2004 var de en del af det Danske cirkus Dannebrog. Links kan findes på link siderne under artister.

 

August 12th.

Correction.

A little correction for Kim Kenneths performance in the German circus Krone in Munich. Circus Scandinavia wrote that kim was a part of the second Krone performance from December 25th. – January 31st. everything here is correct accept that it is the first performances he is a part of and not the second.

In Scandinavian:

 En lille rettelse I forhold til Kim Kenneths optræden I det Tyske circus Krone I Munchen. Cirkus Scandinavia skrev at Kim skulle optræde i den anden forestilling i Krone fra d. 25. december til d. 31. Januar. Dette er så vidt også korrekt undtaget at der er tale om den første forestilling og ikke den anden.

 

Info Kim Kenneth.

 

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Circuses in Italy.

Through the summer i have been visiting different Italian circuses. A longer article about the circus business in Italy will be released in the printed issue of circus Scandinavia in November. But here is a chance to enjoy pictures from circus Alex Hamar when they gave performance in Jesolo in the northern part of Italy - Pictures from Alex Hamar here  - Pictures from other circuses here

 

In Scandinavian

 

I sommer var jeg på tur i Italien og besøgte en række forskellige Italienske circus. En længere artikkel omkring cirkus i Italien vil komme i den trykte udgave af Cirkus Scandinavia der udkommer i November. Men her er så en chance for at se billeder fra cirkus Alex Hamar da de gav forestillingen i byen. Billeder fra Alex Hamar findes her - Billeder fra andre cirkus her

 

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Charity performance

There will be a charity performance in the Danish circus Benneweis when they are in Copenhagen. The performance will take place Saturday 9th. September at 20:00. All the money will go to the association SIND (takes care of people with psychical illness.) The performance will be seen by the Royal highness Princess Mary of Denmark. Circus Scandinavia will of cause bring photos from the performance. There are still tickets for sale and they can be bought through the Benneweis internet page.  

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Der vil være en velgørenheds forestilling i det Danske circus Benneweis, når de ligger i København. Forestillingen vil finde sted lørdag d. 9. september kl. 20:00. Alle penge fra forestillingen vil gå til foreningen SIND, en forening der tager sig af mennesker med psykiske problemer. Forestillingen vil blive overværet af hendes kongelige højhed prinsesse Mary af Danmark. Cirkus Scandinavia vil selvfølgelig bringe billeder fra forestillingen. Det er stadig muligt at købe billetter til denne forestilling igennem cirkus Benneweises Internet side

 

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That’s circus.

The competition “That’s circus” (Sådan circus), broadcasted in the Danish TV2 has just ended. In my opinion it is the most unfair competition ever shown on television in many years. Lots of talented artists from the most of Denmark (and a few from other countries) could see themselves and their acts cut down to almost nothing.  I saw a lot of the acts live when I was in the tent and I can assure you that lots of very skill full artists must feel very stupid these days. It is not the viewers behind the televisions fault because they were just unable to get any impressions of the acts because some of them were only shown in 30 seconds.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Konkurrencen – Sådan Cirkus – sendt på det Danske TV2 er slut. Efter min mening er det den mest unfair konkurrence jeg har set på Dansk TV i meget lang tid. Mange rigtig gode artister talenter fra det meste af Danmark (og et par stykker fra udlandet) kunne se dem selv og deres nummer skåret ned til næsten ingen ting. Jeg så flere af optagelserne i teltet live og jeg kan forsikre jer at der var rigtig mange dygtige talenter i blandt, der må føle sig rigtig snydt. Det er ikke seerne og dennes afstemning der har skylden da de var helt, uden chance for at bedømme de forskellige artister. Det var ganske enkelt ikke muligt at bedømme ud fra de få sekunder der blev sendt af hvert indslag.  

Photo from the competition when it was made in June

 

August 10th.

Circus Maximum.

As promised a few days ago there would be a review of the Swedish circus Maximum. The review is ready and comes with a few pictures from the performance. Direct link is here and if you want to see reviews from a lot of other circuses you can use this link here.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Som lovet for et par dage siden ville der komme en anmeldelse af det Svenske cirkus Maximum. Denne anmeldelse er nu klar og kommer sammen med enkelte fotos af forestillingen. Direkte link findes her og hvis du vil se en oversigt over anmeldelser af en lang række andre cirkus kan dette link benyttes her

 

August 9th.

 

Two circuses in the same town

There is nothing special with two circuses in the same town but if the population in this town only counts 3500 people there is a problem. That is exactly what happens tomorrow August the 10th. Where two Norwegian circuses will perform in the small town called “Ølen” It is circus Arnardo and circus Agora there will stay a few hundreds meters from each other. Director for circus Agora Ketil Ketil takes everything with a little humour and says “now we can call it a circus festival”.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Der er intet usædvanligt med 2 cirkus I same by men hvis befolknings tallet kun er på omkring 3500 mennesker, er der et problem. Det er præcis hvad der sker i morgen ttorsdag d. 10. august, hvor 2 Norske cirkus vil give forestilling i den lille by ”Ølen”. Det er cirkus Arnardo og cirkus Agora, der vil ligge få hundrede meter fra hinanden. Cirkus Agora direktør Jan Ketil tager hele sagen med lidt humor og udtaler ” nu kan vi da kalde det en cirkus festival”

 

Info Arnt Helge – Norway.

August 8th.

Accident in Agora

There has been an accident in the Norwegian circus Agora. Monday morning one of the Agora Trailers went of the road but nobody was hurt. A lot of traffic problems after the accident went on until 14:00

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Der har været en ulykke I cirkus Agora. Mandag morgen kørte en af Agoras trailere af vejen men til alt held var der ingen tilskadekomne. Dog gav ulykken en del trafikale problemer indtil kl. 14:00 om eftermiddagen.

 

Info: Arnt Helge - Norway.

 

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Circus Maximum

Lots of circus people around in Europe can’t understand how circus can manage to move around every single day. Most people know that is common to have a single show in a new town every day here in Scandinavia. Witch means that tent, artists and animals must be packed almost every day through the season. There is no doubt that it is very hard work and when you look at the bigger circuses most people will think, that it must be impossible. Some of the circuses are faster than the other to get the job done after the performance but the Swedish circus Maximum must have the record. Director Kallquist and his workers manage to pull down the tent, gradin chairs yes the whole circus and ready to leave the place in only 1 hour and 20 minutes. I think it must be some kind of a record for a 40 m. tent and room for 1400 spectators.

 

In Scandinavian.

 

Mange circus mennesker rundt omkring I Europa har svært ved at forstå, hvordan cirkus kan klare at flytte næsten hver eneste dag. De fleste ved at det er helt normalt at have en enkelt forestilling, pakke sammen og flytte til næste by her i Skandinavien. Dette betyder at telt, artister og dyr må pakkes sammen og flyttes hver eneste dag under sæsonen. Der ingen tvivl om at det er meget hårdt arbejde og når man kigger på de større cirkus, vil de fleste tænke at det ikke er muligt. Nogle cirkus er selvfølgelig hurtigere end andre til at få arbejdet færdigt efter forestillingen men det Svenske cirkus Maximum må have rekorden. Direktør Kallquist og hans folk klarer at nedtage teltet, gradin, stole, ja hele cirkuset og klar til afgang på kun 1 time og 20 min. Jeg tror at dette må være rekord for et 40 m. cirkus telt og plads til 1400 me

 

August 7th.

Circus in Television

Documentary about old fashion circus where freaks was common and the high light in the program It was the time were people went to circus to see different humans as the elephant man. Can be seen on Explorer August 20th. at 20:00 – 23:00.

 

In Scandinavian.

 

Dokumentar program omkring det gammeldages cirkus hvor attraktionerne var mennesker med anderledes udseende. Det var dengang hvor folket gik i cirkus for at se elefant manden, den skæggede dame og siamesiske tvillinger. Det Canadiske program fra 2005 kan se på Explorer d. 20. august kl. 20:00 og varer frem til 23:00.

 

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Peter Valence.

The great German illusionist – Peter Valence , currently on tour with the Danish circus Arena, will after this tour, perform in the German indoor amusement park- Tropical Island.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Den fantastiske illusionist – Peter Valence der I øjeblikket er på turne med det danske circus Arena, vil efter turneen optræde I det inden dørs tropiske forlystelses center – Tropical Island I Berlin

August 6th.

Kim Kenneth.

The fantastic Danish illusionist – Kim Kenneth has been contracted to the German circus Krone. Kim will be in the circus Building and be a part of the second winter program running from December 25th until January 31st. 2007. At the moment Kim Kenneth is performing in the circus building – Blackpool tower where it also is possible to find Kim´s girl friend Jessica Gaveagna, performing a knife balance act.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Den fantastiske Danske illusionist – Kim Kenneth har skrevet kontrakt med det Tyske circus Krone. Kim vil optræde cirkus bygningen og være en del af det andet vinter program fra 25 December indtil d. 31. januar 2007. I øjeblikket optræder Kim Kenneth i cirkus bygningen – BlackPool tower, hvor det også er muligt at finde Kim´s kæreste – Jessica Gaveagna, hvor hun optræder med kniv

 

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Circus Maximum.

Circus Scandinavia saw yesterday the Swedish circus Maximum. The performance is extremely well considered and with international top class artists. There will be a review from the performance here on these pages in a few days. Until then you can enjoy the picture of The Chinese Dalian troupe – Diving hopes.

 

In Scandinavian.

 

Cirkus Scandinavia så i går det Svenske cirkus Maximum. Forestillingen virker maget velovervejet og med nogle af de dygtigste internationale top artister. Der vil komme en anmeldelse på disse sider om et par dage. Indtil da kan du nyde billedet af de Kinesiske Dalian troupe – Diving hopes.

 

August 5th.

Francesco

 

The French reprise clown – Francesco will be in Circus big Apple (USA) in the coming season. Francesco has been seen in Scandinavia many times – last time in circus Benneweis in Denmark for the season 2004 and 2005. The premiere will be in Dulles, Virgina, on September 21st.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Den Franske reprise kolvn – Francessco har skrevet kontrakt med det Amerikanske cirkus Big Apple. Francesco har optrådt i Skandinavien rigtig mange gange og senest i Cirkus Benneweis i sæson 2004 og 2005. Premiere for Big Apple vil være d. 21 september i Dulles, Virginia.

INFO: John Cooper - England.

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Harold Ronk, Singing Ringmaster of Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey of
so many, many years, and loved by all who knew him, passed away
peacefully at Graham Hospital, Canton, Illinois at 5:50 a.m. Central
Standard Time, Wednesday, August 2, 2006.

Harold was a graduate of Bradly University, Peoria, Illinois. He was a
Navy Veteran having served his time in the South Pacific during World
War 2.

He will be cremated and interned between his mother and father at a
g rave in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Ill. on Monday, August 7, at 10
a.m.

A laser photo of Harold in full costume will be placed on the tombstone
along side of the laser photo Harold had already placed there of his
beloved.dachshund dog Tristan,

Jackie LeClaire
 

August 4th.

Benny Berdino

Circus Arena director Benny Berdino could yesterday celebrate his 60 years birthday. Lots of friends, celebrities and business partners came by to congratulate the Director. Lot of entertainment and foot from one of the best kitchens in Denmark. Not much to say but here is a small collection of photos from the great day.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Cirkus Arena director Benny Berdino kunne igår fejre sin 60 års fødselsdag. Flere hundrede venner, kendiser og forretnings partnere kom forbi for at lykønske den kendte cirkus direktør. Masser af underholdning og mad for et af de kendteste køkner i Danmark. Ikke meget mere at skrive så nyd en lille samling af billeder fra den store dag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Circus Charles Knie is sold.

 

The German circus Charles Knie has been sold and the new owner – Sascha Melnjak will take over the popular circus from the next 2007 season. Sascha Melnjak was tour leader for circus Busch Roland last year and one of the makers of the famous Heilbronner Christmas circus. Sascha has bought the whole circus including the animals and the name but a new tent will arrive from Italy before the new season. Charles Knies last performance will not be in his own circus but in Heilbronner circus festival before he moves to Australia, where he until then has been living in the winter time.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Det Tyske circus Charles Knie er blevet solgt og den nye ejer – Sascha Melnjak vil overtage det populære circus fra sæsonen 2007. Sascha Melnjak har været tour leder for Cirkus Busch Roland i sidste sæson og er en af bag mændende i det kendte Heilbronner jule cirkus. Sascha har købt hele cirkuset inklusiv dyr og navnet men et nyt telt fra Italien vil ankomme før starten på næste sæason. Charles Knie ´s sidste optræden vil ikke blive i sit eget cirkus men i Heilbronner jule cirkus før han flytter til Australien, hvor han indtil nu har boet om vinteren.

 

Info: Holger Gensel - Germany

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Celebrities in Dannebrog.

When the Danish circus Dannebrog was visiting Tvaersted there was very well-known guests in the audience. The Danish rock singer Lis Sorensen, the actor Preben Christensen and the actor Kirsten Lehfeldt.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Da det Danske cirkus Dannebrog besøgte Tværsted, var der kendte gæster blandt publikum. Den Danske rock sangerinde – Lis Sørensen, Skue spilleren Preben Christensen og Skuespilleren Kirsten Lehfeldt.

 

 

 

August 3rd.

Congratulation to Benny Berdino

Congratulation to Circus Arena Director Benny Berdino with his 60 years today. Circus Scandinavia will wish you a great day and I’m sure there will be a lot of guests to celebrate your first 60 years.

 There is a open tent for friends, business partners and family in Horsholm from 11:00 until 15:00. You find Arena (and Benny Berdino) on Stadion Alle.

 There will be a normal performance at 19:00.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Tillykke til cirkus arena direktør Benny Berdino med sin 60 års fødselsdag I dag. Cirkus Scandinavia vil ønske dig en fantastisk dag og jeg er sikker på at der vil komme rigtig mange gæster for at fejre dine første 60 år.

Der er reception i teltet på Stadion Alle i Hørsholm fra kl. 11:00 til kl. 15:00

 

Der vil være normal forestilling i teltet kl. 19:00

 

 

 

August 2nd.

Probst the nr. one in East Germany

By Martin Lasson Berglund

In the end of June I went to Rostock in Germany to see the old East German circus Probst. I went early in the morning July 29th with the ferry lines – TT lines from Trelleborg in Sweden to Rostock. I arrived in time to see the afternoon performance at 3 o’clock. The circus was placed on a big grass field near the centre of Rostock and it was easy to reach the circus by buss. The blue and white wagons were not so well looked after and the tent seems a little pale but everything looked nice and clean and overall Probst gave a nice impression from the outside. Inside it was possible to buy a lot of souvenirs and it was possible to everything from apples to hamburgers, witch impressed me a lot. As in many other German circuses it was possible to buy tickets to reduced prises for elderly, students and unemployed. Not many spectators around the ring for this afternoon performance but it were the last date for probst in Rostock and the weather was very hot.

The high lights

Marko Morling and Regine Wohlfahrt welcome the audience. The best part of Probst is the animals. The horse trainer Mercedes Probst and her daughter Jessika Petrache did a very impressing horse entrée. A combination of Shetlands ponies in different colours and black and white Andalusia horses was just great. To see 20 horses in the ring in one time is very impressing and in 2002 Mercedes Probst won a price in Holland for her work with the horses.   Mercedes was back in the ring several times – an act with farm animals as goats, sheep’s, pigs and a Spanish inspired high school act.   

Rudiger Probst presented 2 acts. Exotic animals as Camels, Zebras, Lamas and antelopes and he were back with the tigers.

 Duo Gin Tonic was in charge of the comic and did this in a very nice way. Gin Tonic was in the ring 4 times through the performance and that was not too much because they were really nice. If I’m right? Those clowns have been in the Danish circus Arena but I hope we will see them in Scandinavia sometime.

 Also in the performance was the Russian  troupe –Aliev – performing the Russian barre and spring board. The  handstand artist Christoph and the air artist Patrick  are both very young and I’m sure that they in the future will be great artists. None of them impress me with the act I saw today. The 5 man orchestra was very well playing and was well adapted to the artists. Very surprisingly, the band leader was a bas player, witch I haven’t seen before.

 It was clear for everybody that the material in Probst need to be restored but the feeling in Probst was very nice. The artist was smiling and it seems like they love their job.

The animal handling in Probst seems well with lots of space for the animals. There was a nice ventilation and most seem ok.

I will recommend a visit in Probst if you like animal circus. Next time Probst will be in the northern part of Germany is in 2008.

 

Martin Lasson Berglund - Sweden

 

In Scandinavian:

 

 

Probst- Die Nr. 1 aus Ostdeutschaland

Af Martin Lasson Berglund

 

I slutet av juni månad reste jag mig till Rostock i Tyskland för att se den östtyska cirkusen Probst. Jag åkte tidigt på torsdags morgonen den 29 juli med TT-Lines färja från Trelleborg till Rostock och anlände precis lagom till eftermiddagsföreställningen som började kl. 15. Cirkusen stod uppställd på ett stort gräsfält relativt nära centrum med goda buss- och spårvagnsförbindelser vilket underlättade för de besökare som valde att inte ta bilen. De blå och vita vagnarna var aningen slitna liksom tältet som såg blekt ut solen men trots detta så var det ändå relativt rent och snygg kring cirkusplatsen vilket gav ett gott första intryck. Det fanns gott om souvenirer och kioskutbudet bestod av allt från äpplen till hamburgare vilket var en smula imponerande. Liksom hos flera andra tyska cirkusar fanns det möjligheter för pensionärer, studenter och arbetslösa att se föreställningen till ett reducerat pris. Varför inför inte svenska cirkusar detta system? Eftermiddagsföreställningen var inte särskilt välbesökt men det kunde bero på att det var sista dagen cirkusen var i Rostock samt att det var riktigt varmt.

 

Höjdpunkterna

Föreställningen inleds genom att värdparet Marko Morling och Regine Wohlfahrt hälsar publiken välkommen och sen drar föreställningen igång. Det allra bästa ur föreställningen var utan tvekan djuren! Hästdressören Mercedes Probst och hennes dotter Jessika Petrache framförde ett stort och imponerande hästnummer. En kombination av shetlandsponnys i olika färger samt svart och vita andalusier som verkligen var väldresserade! Att se ca 20 hästar på en och samma gång i manegen var verkligen en imponerande syn och år 2002 erhöll Mercedes en cirkusutmärkelse i Holland för sin dressyr. Mercedes återkom senare i föreställningen, dels med ett husdjursnummer där getter, får, minigrisar, ankor och ett vildsvin ingick, samt i ett spanskinspirerat ryttarnummer.  Rüdiger Probst framförde en exotisk tablå bestående av kameler, lamadjur, zebror samt elandantiloper. Jag tycker det är fascinerande att se dessa exoter på cirkus och i Tyskland har man verkligen en chans att uppleva dessa. I det här numret ingick även trupp som kallade sig för Truppe International som bestod av familjemedlemmar och rekvisitörer som utförde akrobatik medan de red på kamelerna. Rüdiger återkom efter pausen med cirkusens gigantiska tigrar i en mindre bra dressyr. Det kändes som om tigrarna inte riktigt visste vad de skulle göra eller så ville de helt enkelt inte samma sak som domptören. Piskan användes lite för mycket och det märktes att Rüdiger blev uppretad vilket också drog ner på intrycket av numret. Duo Gin Tonic stod för komiken i årets föreställning hos Probst! Detta gjorde dom på ett mycket bra och underhållande sätt. De hade fyra entréer i föreställningen men det kändes helt rätt då de verkligen kunde sitt yrke. Om jag har förstått det rätt så har denna duo tidigare uppträtt på Arena i Danmark men jag håller tummarna på att vi kan få uppleva dessa clowner i Skandinavien igen.

 

Sammanfattning

Med i årets föreställning medverkade också den ryska truppen Aliev som både arbetade med den ryska barren samt med språngbrädesakrobatik. Handstandsakrobaten Christoph och luftartisten Patrick var båda unga och med tiden kan de säkert utvecklas till riktigt bra artister men deras nummer imponerade inte i nuläget. Sist men inte minst vill jag nämna den välspelande orkestern som bestod av fem musiker. De spelade riktigt bra arrangemang och samspelet mellan artisterna och orkestern fungerade på ett utmärkt sätt. Intressant var att orkesterledaren var bassist vilket jag aldrig tidigare upplevt på cirkus! Det märktes tydligt att cirkus Probst skulle behöva en rejäl upprustning av vagnar och tält men jag upplevde stark en glädje hos artisterna vilket lyfte intrycket på besöket. Med andra ord visade artisterna att de hade roligt vilket inspirerade publiken trots den dåliga uppslutningen. Stallarna var rymliga och djuren gick i boxar istället för att så uppbundna och ventilationen var mycket god i stalltältet. Dock borde tigrarna ha någon form av rastgård istället för att vara inspärrade i sina små burar. Jag kan rekommendera ett besök hos östtyska Probst om man vill uppleva en cirkus med flera olika djur. Det är också värt att nämna att det är relativt billigt att ta sig till cirkusen i Rostock eller Sassnitz som cirkusen också besöker. Jag betalade ca 1150kr tur och retur med hytt och frukost ombord på båten så vill man uppleva tysk cirkus men inte betala allt för mycket är detta ett smart drag. Nästa gång Probst besöker dessa orter är under år 2008.

 

 

Martin Lasson Berglund - Sverige

 

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Circuses in America.

If you have an historic interest in circuses in America, there is a great page called”Circus in America” Here you find a complete list of circuses there since the start of 1793. Further more there is a history line, where you can see what happened in American circuses year by year. Here is the address:

 

http://www.circusinamerica.org/public/

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Hvis du har en historisk interesse for circus I Amerika, findes der en meget flot side kaldet “Circus in America”. Her kan findes en komplet liste af cirkus i USA siden ca. 1793. Yderligere kan man finde en såkaldt timeline, hvor man kan se vigtige begivenheder i Amerikansk cirkus historie. Her er adressen:

 

http://www.circusinamerica.org/public/

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Martin Hansons winter circus.

In times where we are gasping in the summer heat, Martin Hansons winter circus in Holland has released their dates for the winter tour 2006/07. The tour starts in Waalwijk where there will be premiere December 1st. in theatre De Leest and ends in Oss January 28th.

 

In Scandinavian

 

I disse tider hvor de fleste hiver efter vejret I sommer varmen, har Martin Hansons vinter circus I Holland offentliggjort deres vinter turne 2006/07. Turneen starter i Waalwiijk, hvor der vil være primære d. 1. december i Teater De Leest og ender i byen Oss d. 28. januar 2007.

 

 

August 1st.

Birthday

On august 3rd. Circus Arena director Benny Berdino will be 60 years. On this day there will be open tent for friends, family and business partners from 11:00 until 15:00. Circus Arena will on this special day be in Horsholm a little north of Copenhagen.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

D. 3. august vil circus arena director Benny Berdino fejre sin 60 års fødselsdag. På denne specielle dag vil der være reception i teltet fra kl. 11:00 indtil kl. 15:00 for venner, familie og forretnings forbindelser. Cirkus Arena vil på denne specielle dag være i Hørsholm, lidt nord for København