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Picture by Circus Scandinavia 2008 (C).

 

August 29th.

 

Circus Arena’s African elephants.

Circus Arenas three African elephants will the next two seasons perform in the Swedish circus Maximum. Sarah, Junglar and Jenny will be performed by the German animal trainer Anton Frank.  The daily training of the elephants is done by Arenas chef trainer, Tim Delbosq but in Sweden it will be Anton Frank there will continue as he has done the last season with Indian elephants rented from Italy.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Cirkus Arenas tre Afrikanske elefanter vil fra næste sæson optræde I det Svenske cirkus Maximum. Sarah, Junglar og Jenny vil blive fremvist af den Tyske dyre træner Anton Frank. Til dagligt varetages træningen af Arenas chef træner Tim Delbosq men i Sverige vil det det som sagt være Anton Frank som også i de tidligere år har fremvist Indiske elefanter lejet i Italien.

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Olandar

Olandar – the Russian cat trainer will be a part of the Danish circus Benneweis in the comming 2009 season. Olandar is at the moment on tour with the Swedish circus Maximum.  Olandar was also a part of the Norwegian circus Arnardo in 2006 and in Winter circus Martin Hanson 2005/06.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Olandar – den Russiske katte træner har skrevet kontrakt med det Danske circus Benneweis for den kommende 2009 sæson. Olandar er for tiden på turne i det Svenske cirkus Maximum. I 2006 var Olandar på turne med det Norske cirkus Arnardo og i vinter cirkus Martin Hanson i sæson 2005/06.

 

 

August 28th.

Circus Arena 2009.

Circus Scandinavia has recieved the 2009 program from the Danish circus Arena. Not a surprise is of cause The Cassellys family with their four African elephants. In this new season the act will be presented with 4 white stallions as well.

 

The Danish clown BonBon will be included with new ideas. Also the horses will be from Arenas well known stables.

 

The Brumbach family will present a knife throwing act in a very high class. The family can be seen this season in circus Skratt in Sweden and in Norway this summer when circus Arena was on visit in Norway with one of their units. Not the first time the Brumbach family performs in Arena because they was a part of the program back in 1992 and 1999.

 

Karl Ramwell can be seen at the moment in the Norwegian circus Merano but in 2009, the Hungarian juggler will be in Arena. Karl Ramwell was also a part of circus Arena back in 2003. Last season Karl Ramwell was a part of The Swedish circus Maximum.

 

Barto, at the moment on tour with the French Arlette Gruss will be clowning through the new Arena performance. For those Scandinavians visiting the German circus Flic Flac a few years back would remember this highly amusing guy. He is funny and extremely flexible.

 

Rivelinos is back in the ring, with there bull fighting act. Rivelinos are at the moment on tour in Sweden with circus Skratt. Rivelinos has been in Arena many times the recent years.

 

Time again for a flying trapeze act in Arena and in this new production it is the Flying Mendoza from Portugal. Flying Mendoza presents a Tarzan and Jane flying act in a very high tempo.

 

Chinesse artists from Puyang presents very very high quality. Puyang could be seen in the German circus Flic Flac a few years back with absolutely breathtaking acts. Puyang presents German wheels and trampoline.

 

The program is not complete but the rest of the artists will be released on these pages in the following days

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Cirkus Scandinavia har modtaget programmet for cirkus Arena I 2009. Det er vel ikke en overraskelse at Arena præsenterer fire Afrikanske elefanter fra den Tyske. Casselly familie. I den nye produktion vil elefanterne være suppleret med fire hvisde hingste.

 

Også den Danske BonBon og Tiina vil endnu engang præsentere nye historier og påfund. Heste nummeret er selvfølgelig fra Arenas velrenommerede stalde, hvor der efterhånden er en perlerække af dyr og numre, at vælge imellem.

 

Brumbach familien vil præsentere deres fantastiske kniv kastnings nummer. Brumbach er for tiden på turne i Sverige med cirkus Skratt. Tidligere på året var det muligt at se dette nummer da en af Arenas efterhånden mange cirkus var på gæste besøg i Norge. Ikke første gang vi ser Brumbach familien i Arena da de også var en del af programmet tilbage i 1992 og 1999.

 

Karl Ramwell er for tiden på turne med det Norske cirkus Merano men i 2009 vil denne Ungarske jonglør være at finde i Arenas nye 2009 show. Heller ikke første gang for Karl her i Danmark, da han var en del af cirkus Arena i 2003. Sidste år kunne Karl Ramwell opleves i det Svenske cirkus Maximum

 

Barto kan for tiden findes i det Franske Arlette Gruss vil klovne sig igennem den nye Arena forestilling. For dem der tog turen fra Scandinavien i 2006 til det Tyske Flic Flac, vil kunne huske denne meget morsomme og absolut fleksible klovn.

 

De Spanske klovne Rivelinos er tilbage i Arena efter en sæson i Sverige, hvor de har været på turne i cirkus Skratt. Rivelinos var også med da Arena besøgte Norge her i denne sommer. Rivelinos vil præsenterer deres tyrefægter nummer, et nummer de også viste i Svenske Maximum da de arbejdede der i 2006.

 

Spænding skal der være i en forestilling og derfor har Arena skrevet kontrakt med de Portugisiske - Flying Mendoza. Dette flyvende trapez nummer bliver fremført som Tarzan og Jane i en meget høj kvalitet

 Puyang artister fra Kina er helt i en klasse for sig selv. Disse artister var en del af det Tyske cirkus Flic Flac i 2006, hvor de præsenterede et trampolin samt et German wheel nummer. Puyang kommer med en 15 mand stor trup, der med garanti tager luften ud af tilskuerne i kommende sæson

 

 

 

Programmet er endnu ikke komplet og resten af artisterne vil blive præsenteret de kommende dage på disse sider.

 

 

August 26th.

Rivelinos

The Spanish clowns Rivelinos are contracted for circus Arena in the coming 2009 summer tour. This time Rivelinos will perform the bull fighter entrée as we could se in circus Maximum in 2006. At the moment it is possible to see Rivelinos in circus Skratt, where they are on tour. Also the Norwegians had the possibility to se those clowns when they were touring this summer with circus Arena in their unit visiting Norway. See the rest of the Arena 2009 program on these pages in the following days.

In Scandinavian:

De Spanske klovne – Rivelinos har skrevet kontrakt med det Danske circus arena for kommende sæson 2009. denne gang vil Rivelinos optræde med deres tyrefægtnings entrée som vi også kunne se i det Svenske cirkus Maximum i 2006. For tiden kan man opleve Rivelinos i cirkus Skratt i Sverige. Også det Norske broder folk havde muligheden for at se Rivelinos, da de var på turne der i sommer med en anden afdeling af cirkus Arena. Se resten af Arenas kommende 2009 program som vil blive lagt ud de kommende dage på disse sider.

August 25th.

New photos for sale.

 

Photos for sale.

New Photos are added in the Photos for sale list. New artists are added as well such as, Duo Ildar, Salvini clowns and Igen Goats and dogs. New photos are listet for Roby Berousek, Karl Ramwell, Nicol Nicols and Jinan.

If you are interested in some of the pictures please send a mail circus@cirkusskandinavia.dk . See the pictures here or see how to do here.

 In Scandinavian:

 Ny billeder er lagt ud på salgs siderne. Ny artister er kommet til så som Duo Ildar, Salvini clowns og Igens dyre revy. Nye foto er også langt ind på artister der var i forvejen så som Karl Ramwell, Roby Berousek, Nicol Nicols og Jinan.

 

Hvis du er interesseret i at købe nogle af disse billede bedes du kontakte CS på cirkus@cirkusskandinavia.dk eller se billeder her eller hvordan man gør her

 

 

Circus Merano in Oslo

The Norwegian circus Merano is now in Oslo where they will end their 2008 tour. The last performance here will be Sunday September 7th. Performance every day at 19:00 (closed Mondays) Saturday and Sunday at 15:00 and 18:00. Circus Scandinavia has been their for a short visit and made some photos from the performance.

In Scandinavia:

Det Norske circus Merano er nu I Oslo, hvor de også vil slutte deres 2008 turne. Sidste forestilling vil være d. 7. september. Forestilling dagligt kl. 19:00 undtaget mandag, hvor der er lukket. Lørdag og søndag er der forestilling kl. 15:00 og kl. 18:00. Cirkus Scandinavia har været en hurtig tur forbi og lavet lidt foto fra forestillingen

 

August 19th.

Circus Baldoni

The Danish circus Baldoni ends the Danish summer tour August 28th. Just after they will continue the tour on Faeroe island and a few days later continue to Iceland. Baldoni ends their Danish tour 3 weeks before they normal do and have decided to continue in the North Atlantic Islands. Also the Norwegian circus Agora can be found on Iceland in the same period as Baldoni.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Det Danske circus Baldoni ender deres sommer turne næste torsdag d. 28. august. Umiddelbart efter vil Baldoni fortsætte sin turne, først på Færøerne og senere fortsættes til Island. Baldoni ender deres Danske turne 3 uger før normalt men fortsætter altså på de Nordatlantiske øer. Også det Norske cirkus Agora har bestemt sig for at prøve lykken på Island og vil være at finde i samme periode som Baldoni

 

August 17th.

Circus Maximum

When circus Maximum ends their 2008 summer tour September 21st. it will be the last performance in   this particular tent. When Maximum starts their new production March 28th. 2009 it will be in a brand new capiteau. The new surroundings will be without quarter poles and similar to the tent used by the Danish circus Dannebrog.

 Also a new trailer will be ready for director Bengt Kallquist because in the last weeks Bengt has used one borrowed from the Danish circus Arena. The old one was out of function and until a new one is build, he stays in Arenas.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Når det Svenske circus Maximum ender deres 2008 sommer turne d. 21. september, vil det samtidig være sudste forestilling i dette telt. Når Maximum åbner deres 2009 turne d. 28. marts vil det være i et helt nyt telt. Det nye telt vil være uden stormstænger og magen til det telt som bruges af det Danske cirkus Dannebrog.

 Også en ny beboelses trailer vil være klar for direktør Bengt Kallquist, da han i de sidste uger har boet og arbejdet i en lånt campingvogn fra det Danske cirkus Arena. Den normale beboelses vogn er gået i stykker og indtil en ny er færdigbygget vil Bengt bo og arbejde i Arenas Campingvogn.

 

August 16th.

Following text in Scandinavian only -sorry

Åbent hus i cirkusteltet hos Benneweis på Bellahøj

 

Cirkus Benneweis inviterer til åbent hus på Cirkuspladsen på Bellahøj lørdag den 6. september fra kl. 10 til 12.

 

Traditionen tro slutter Cirkus Benneweis sin turne på Cirkuspladsen på Bellahøj i København, hvor cirkus ligger fra 5. til 14. september.

 

I forbindelse med besøget inviterer Cirkus Benneweis til åbent hus på cirkuspladsen lørdag den 6. september mellem 10 og 12. Der er gratis adgang til arrangementet.

 

Hvor meget spiser en elefant om dagen?

Hvor lang tid tager det at rejse cirkusteltet?

Hvor mange byer besøger Cirkus Benneweis på en sæson?

Hvor lang tid tager det at få en gris til at lystre?

Hvor gammelt er Cirkus Benneweis?

 

Alt dette og meget mere kan besøgende få svar på i forbindelse med arrangementet, hvor man også kan hilse på elefanterne, artisterne og andet godtfolk, opleve artisterne træne i cirkusteltet og høre om cirkuslivet i Cirkus Benneweis.

 

På pladsen kan man også møde repræsentanter for Cirkusmuseet i Hvidovre og Foreningen Danske Cirkus venner. De fortæller også om, hvordan interesserede kan komme med til den berømte cirkusfestival i Monte Carlo. Diana Benneweis signerer sine to bøger Alting har sin pris og Livet bliver ikke genudsendt. Skuespilleren Arne Bjørk signerer sin bog om klovnen Jody, der handler om de sæsoner i 1980’erne, hvor han turnerede med Cirkus Benneweis.

 

Vi glæder os til at se jer – og husk at Cirkus Benneweis spiller på Bellahøj hver dag fra 5. til 14. september. Hverdage bortset fra mandag kl. 19. Onsdag og torsdag tillige kl. 15. Lørdage og søndage kl. 14 og 17. Bestil billetter på vores hjemmeside   eller ring 40 40 20 20.

 

Årets turne startede 19. marts i Hillerød. Siden har Cirkus Benneweis besøgt 98 byer over hele landet og givet over 200 forestillinger. Cirkus Benneweis blev etableret i 1887. Lige siden har man hvert eneste år kunnet opleve Cirkus Benneweis på de danske veje. Sæsonen i år er således nr. 122. Intet andet cirkus - hverken i Danmark eller i udlandet – har turneret i så mange år i den samme families eje. ”Og vi regner med at turnere i mange år endnu,” siger Diana Benneweis, cirkus’ nuværende ejer og tipoldebarn af stifteren Gottfried Benneweis.

 

 

Foto: Cirkus Benneweis fotograferet på Bellahøj i København. Foto: Arne Magnussen.  

 

August 15th.

Jimmy and Edward Enoch

The two Cousins and bicycle artists Jimmy and Edward Enoch was this evening a part of the Television competition ”Talent 2008”. The competition was broadcasted from the Danish national television DR1. Jimmy Enoch is at the moment on tour in Granddad’s circus Dannebrog in Denmark. The guys went on to the next round.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

De to fætre og cykel artister, Jimmy og Edward Enoch var her til aften med i TV konkurrencen ”Talent 2008” Konkurrensen blev sendt af den Danske kanal DR1. Jimmy Enoch er for tiden på turne med sin Bedstefars cirkus Dannebrog rundt i Danmark. Det er glædeligt at erfare at de to fætre gik videre til næste runde.

 

Jimmy and Edward Enoch

Picture by Jimmy Enoch

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Sea lion

A baby male sea lion is born in circus Dannebrog Monday. The sea lion belongs to the Danish artists Vicky and Hans Pedersen and their daughter Laura. The new born sea lion has no name yet. The parents is mother Fifi and father Floppy. Not the first time there has been baby sea lions in the family because mother Fifi is also born in circus Dannebrog when the Pedersen family was on tour here in Denmark back in 2003. The Family really cares about their animals and the sea lion are aloud to go in and out in their living room and very often seen sitting in the family’s chairs. Outside there is a huge pool for the sea lions and the penguins. Circus Dannebrog is on their way to Copenhagen where they will perform in two weeks. Here it will be possible to see the new baby and of cause a performance in international top class. Enjoy the new pictures of the new born sea lion and the parents.(Pictures by Laura Pedersen)

 

In Scandinavian:

 

En baby søløve (dreng) er født I cirkus Dannebrog I mandags da circus lå I Korsør. Søløven tilhører de Danske artister Vicky og Hans Pedersen og deres datter Laura. Endnu er der ikke fundet et navn til den nyfødte. Forældrene er mor Fifi og far Floppy. Ikke første gang med søløve fødsler i Dannebrog, da mor Fifi også er er født i cirkus Dannebrog tilbage i 2003, hvor Vicky og Hans Pedersen også var en del af programmet. Familien lever virkelig med deres dyr som ofte kan findes i familiens campingvogn, hvor de nyder tilværelsen. Udenfor har de en større transportabel pool, hvor der findes både søløver og pengviner.. Cirkus Dannebrog er på vej til København, hvor de vil give forestilling i to uger. Her vil der være mulighed for at se den nye baby og selvfølgelig at overvære en forestilling i international top klasse. Nyd billederne af den nyfødte sø løve og de stolte forældre. (Billeder af Laura Pedersen).

 

August 14th.

Circus Maximum.

review 2008

The Swedish circus Maximum celebrates their 25th anniversary on the road with a performance titled Colours of circus. The performance is a mix of known and unknown artists here in Scandinavia. The last years lots of artists has been touring around in different circuses and sometimes it is more than luck if there is any news in the program. Maximum is always a mix of never seen before artists and some well known – great.

 

Maximum is different because maybe they has more than any other circus here in Scandinavia, decided to make a mix of entertainment and circus. This season it is the fantastic Maja Gullstrand doing the entertaining part and she is more than good.

 

The performance was led by Maja Gullstrand and the clowns – Duet blues telling the audience that video, smoking and cell phones not are accepted under the performance. Then Maja told us that what we was going to see was a 25 jubilee performance.

 

First in the ring was 11 Chinese artist named the Yang team. The yang team presented a very qualified springboard act. Nice tempo, nice costumes and rarely from Chinese artists, they were smiling. A nice detail in the act was, that the springboard was moved around in the ring from one jump to the other. There fore it was possible to see the artists from different angels. Nice height in the jumps and very impressing tempo. – Nice opening.

 

The reprise clowns Duet blues was next with their comic juggling act. Duet blues is not a duet because they are three people. Duet blues is the married couple Natalia Maskimova and Konstantin Ustiyantsev and the third partner Andrey Kazlov. Duet bluse was a part of the Danish circus Arena in 2006 and later on tour in Holland with the same circus. It is obvious to see that those clowns are getting better and better. Much more control and small details are now better than in 2006. Duet Blues are original and with artistic material not seen before, witch is just normal for Russian clowns. If you are in Paris through the winter there is a chance to see those clowns when they work in cirque De Hiver. It is not the first time we find Duet blues in this circus because they were included in the program a few years ago.

 

The German animal trainer, Anton Frank was in charge of the 6 wonderful stallions in liberty. Very nice and secure he led the horses through an elegant routine. The act was closed with a single small pony – Nice.

 

Sergey Akimov was next with a poetic strapat act. Dressed in white this 20 years old young Russian worked him through a very nice routine. He was a part of the Monte Carlo circus festival this year (2008) and he went home with a clown de Bronce. There is a lot of attitude in this air ballet, with a nice young and modern style.

 

Back in the ring are duet blues with a now very developed routine. Andrey Kazlov must throw his hat to the end of a pole held by Konstantin Ustiyantsev. They are   absolutely not successful and the hat ends lots of other places then it should.

 

The 27 years young Maja Gullstrand was back in the ring with a beautiful song (He call himself Jack/ Han kalder sig Jack) about a cat. She was of cause dressed like a cat. Fantastic attitude from this young Swede – very very entertaining. Maja has just released a new CD with a lot of beautiful, kind of easy listening Jazz tunes. The CD is titled Circus (Cirkus). Maja is just great and I would hope we could find other  and similar entertainers for circus in the future because she just spiced the whole performance up in a very nice level.

 

With an eye for details from circus Director – Bengt Kallquist the next entrée was of cause a cat act. Once again it was a Russian artist impressing me very much. Personally I belongs to the dogs and not cats but this animal entrée was just great. Fast exact and not to long Olandar did a very nice cat act. Not the first time here in Scandinavia because Zhanna and Vladislav Olandar was a part of the Norwegian circus Arnardo back in 2006.

 

Now we are back with an old friend when it concerns artists been here in Scandinavia before. Jan Navratil and his stunning antipode act. He was last time seen in Maximum in the season 2002 and in the  Norwegian circus Merano in 2006. Now he is back in Maximum. His act is split up in two. The first part is an ordinary quality antipode act and the second is a more thrilling part. A 4m. high pole balanced by Jan on his feet. On the pole there is plates for every meter. In the end there is a basket and Jan has to bounce the balls from plate to plate and in the end it must be cached in the basket. He did not succeed in the first try and in the end where he finally catch the ball there is a huge reaction from the audience. Nice act.

 

The second half was opened by Maja Gullstrand with the song called Dressed in me (Kläd I mig). Nice.

 

First artist in the ring was Anton Frank with Maximums Exsotic animals. Here in Maximum it covers over Lamas, Camels and dromedaries.

 

The high light from Duet Blues is their comic illusion act where they hide. Great attitude from both and very funny and original.

 

Back again was Anton Frank with two Indian elephants Erani and Carla. The elephants is rented from the Italian circus Americano. This is a standard elephant act with two nice animals very impressing just present.

 

The end as the start with the Chinese artists – The yang team. This time with a very impressing Russian barre act. High lights in this entrée is jumps from one barre to another.

 

The show was ended with song and a parade.

 

Maximum delivers a great show. This season a little short in my opinion where the second part was only 35 minnutes. The break went on for 25 min witch means the show ran for only 1 hour and 35 min. With one or two more acts in the second half would have been nice.

 

Maximum is a fantastic circus with eyes for details – always nice and clean. There is no doubt, that Bengt Kallquist put thoughts behind the productions and he succeeds very much with his style.

 

High lights in the program was Olandar and Maja Gullstrand (she is worth a lot for the performance). In my opinion we needed a thrilling act of some kind. Arkimov performing in the air was more elegant than thrilling and a high wire act or something similar would have been nice.

 

The performance are so absolutely recommended for kids in all ages.'

 

August 13th.

Circus Maximum.

A few pictures from the Swedish circus Mamiximum and their 2008 show ”Colours of circus”. A full review from the performance will be here tomorrow and until then enjoy a few pictures from the performance.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Et par billeder fra det Svenske circus Maximum og deres 2008 produktion “Colours of circus”. En fuld anmeldelse inkl. Billeder fra forestillingen vil kunne findes her i morgen.

August 10th.

Roncalli review

An actual review is ready from the hands of Holger Gensel in Germany. Roncalli is at the moment (and stays here) very close to the Danish border. So if you intent to take the tour to Germany it is a great opportunity to read a short German review from the program. Direct link here – main review page here

 

In Scandinavian:

 

En højst aktuel anmeldelse er udlagt og lavet af den Tyske Holger Gensel. Roncalli er for tiden meget tæt på den Danske grænse, hvor de i øvrigt vil være i længere tid. Så hvis du har tænkt på at tage en tur over grænsen er det en god chance at læse en højst aktuel anmeldelse af forestillingen. Anmeldelsen er på Tysk. Direkte link her – til anmelder hovedsiden her

 

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Elfi Althoff Jacobi wagon for sale.

One of the historic old Elfi Althoff Jacobi wagons is for sale. When the Danish circus Arena bought the whole circus back in 2003, much of the material was sold to other circuses. One of the beautiful wagons was sold to the Danish circus Arli and has been on tour since. Now the wagon is for sale and have a measurement 5,30 x 2,30 m. If interested pleas follow the link here.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

En af de gamle historiske vogne fra det Østrigske cirkus Elfi Althoff Jacobi er til salg. Da det Danske cirkus Arena købte hele dette cirkus tilbage i 2003, blev meget at materiellet solgt videre til andre cirkus. En af disse smukke vogne blev købt af det Danske cirkus Arli og har turneret her siden. Nu er denne smukke vogn til salg og har størrelsen 5,30 x 2,30. Hvis man skulle være interesseret i denne flotte vogn kan man følge link her.

 

 

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Circus Dannebrog.

Once again circus Dannebrog has been in the air to take a few photos of the circus lot.  

In Scandinavian:

Endnu engang har cirkus Dannebrog været I luften for at tage lidt billeder af cirkus pladsen.

 

August 8th.

Circus Baldoni.

The Danish circus Baldoni has sold their complete tent to the circus museum in Denmark. The tent is from 2006 and is only on the 3rd. season for Baldoni. Baldoni will buy a new tent and at the moment Baldoni plans a new tent including a brand new and bette Gradin. The whole thing will of cause be ready for the premiere in 2009.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Det Danske circus Baldoni har solgt deres komplette telt til det Danske cirkus museum i Danmark. Dette telt er forholdsvis nyt og var på turne  for første gang i 2006 og er derfor på sin tredje turne. Et nyt telt for Baldoni er allerede nu på tegne brættet ligesom et helt nyudviklet gradin er under forberedelser og vil være klar til premieren i 2009.

This tent from 2006 is sold to the Danish circus museum

August 6th.

Roncalli behind the scenes.

It is possible to see Roncalli behind the scenes, when Roncalli performes in Lübeck.   Roncalli welcomes all with interest for circus to a guided tour behind the red curtains Sunday August 17th. From 10:00 until 12:30. It can of cause be combined with the performance at 14:00. For those circus frinds in Scandinavia normally visiting circus in Lübeck it had to be mentioned, that Roncalli not performs at the normal circus lot (Travermünde Alle) but are moved to Linden Arcaden, witch is closer to the centre of Lübeck.

 

Roncalli performs in Lübeck from August 9th. Until August 31st. after Lübeck Roncalli moves to Kiel where they are placed on Kaicity from October 5th. Until November 9th. After Kiel the tour goes to Hamburg – see article below.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Det er muligt at besøge Roncalli og få en tur bag scenen, når Roncalli besøger Lübeck. Roncalli byder alle cirkus interesserede velkommen til en guided tur bag det røde forhæng søndag d. 17. august fra kl. 10:00 til 12:30. Detyte kan selvfølgelig kombineres med forestilling kl. 14:00. For de cirkus interesserede der normalt besøger cirkus i Lübeck, skal det oplyses at Roncalli ikke ligger på den normale cirkus plads på Tavermünde Alle men ligger nærmere centrum af byen på en plads der hedder Linden Arcaden.

 

Roncalli giver forestillinger i Lübeck fra 9. august og frem til d. 31. august. Herefter går turen til Kiel, hvor de kan opleves på Kaicity fra d. 5. oktober indtil d. 9. november. Efter Kiel går turen til Hamborg – læs detaljer om dette på artiklen herunder.

 

 

 

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Circus in north Germany

Two of the absolutely best German circuses are both in Hamburg at the same time. It is a great opportunity to see Flic Flac and Roncalli and it is even possible to se both at the same day. Circus Roncalli will be in Hamburg from October 3rd. until November 9th. And circus Flic Flac will be in Hamburg from September 18th. Until October 19th. If you go to Hamburg it is possible to see both because on Sundays Roncalli performs at 14:00 and 18:00 and Flic Flac at 15:00 and 19:00, witch gives plenty of time to reach both. Another suggestion is of cause to take a weekend in this fantastic city.

 

You find Flic Flac in Heiligeneistfeld and Roncalli in Klostertor (Nordkanalstrase).

 

Circus Scandinavia recommend those two fantastic German circuses. Circus Flic Flac is not recommended for minor kids.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

To af de absolut bedste Tyske cirkus ligger begge I Hamborg på same tid. Det er derfor en rigtig god chance for at se cirkus Flic Flac og Roncalli og det er også muligt at se dem begge på samme dag. Cirkus Roncalli vil være i Hamborg fra d. 2. oktober og frm til d. 9. november og cirkus Flic Flac vil være der fra d. 18. september og indtil d. 19. oktober. Hvis du tager til Hamborg er det muligt at se begge forestillinger på søndage, da Roncalli giver forestilling kl. 14:00 og kl. 18:00 og Flic Flac kl. 15:00 og kl. 19:00, hvilket giver rigeligt med tid til at nå begge forestillinger. Et andet forslag er selvfølgelig at tage en weekend i denne spændende by.

 

Man finder Flic Flac i Heiligenistfeld og Roncalli på Klostertor (Nordkanal Strase).

 

Circus Scandinavia kan anbefale begge cirkus på det varmeste, dog er Flic Flac ikke egnet for mindre børn.

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Busch Roland.

It is not only Roncalli and Flic Flac we find in the northern part of Germany. Also the very nice circus Busch Roland can be found in Kiel, close to the Danish border. Opposite Roncalli and Flic Flac it is possible to see wild animals, so if that is the interest it is Busch Roland because they present a very well qualified tiger/lion gage act presented by Tom Dieck Jr.

 

Busch Roland can be found in Kiel from August 8th. Until September 9th.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Det er ikke kun cirkus Roncalli og Flic Flac, vi kan finde I den nordlige del af Tyskland. Også det ganske pæne cirkus Busch Roland kan findes i Kiel, tæt på den Danske grænse. I modsætning til Roncalli og Flic Flac erdet her muligt at se vilde dyr i manegen, så hvis det er det der er interessant, er det Bush Roland man skal besøge. Her præsenteres et udmærket kombineret løve og tiger nummer præsenteret af Tom Dieck Jr.

 

Busch Roland kan findes i Kiel fra d. 8. august og frem til d. 9. september

 

August 5th.

Storm in Denmark.

A storm in Denmark caused a cancellation of a performance in circus Arena. Circus Arena is at the moment on the island “Bornholm” where the wind was even harder than in the rest of the country. Circus Arena reports, that they were afraid for the security if they led in the spectators in their huge big top. The tour continues on the island today in normal circumstances.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

En storm ramte I går mandag med så stor kraft at det Danske cirkus Arena valgte at aflyse aftenens forestilling. Arena er for tiden på øen ”Bornholm”, hvor vinden tilsyneladende var kraftigere end resten af landet. Cirkus Arena rapporterer, at de var nervøse for folks sikkerhed ved at lukke dem ind i deres enorme telt og valgte derfor at aflyse.. Turneen fortsætter i dag helt som planlagt.

 

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Outside pictures

I’m often asked why I don’t release outside pictures from circus such as trucks tent, animals etc.  My interest in circus is the performance and not the material. Other web pages are dealing with outside information and they does it very well. They have the experience to take proper photos outside – a knowledge I don’t have. Anyway here is a few outside pictures taken in Spain.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Jeg bliver ofte spurgt, hvorfor jeg ikke lægger billeder af materiel. Lastbiler, dyr mm. ud her på siderne. Min interesse for cirkus er forestillingen og artisterne. Mange andre web sider, har interesse omkring hvad der sker rundt om cirkus og det gør de så udmærket. De har den erfaring og interesse omkring udendørs foto, en erfaring jeg ikke selv har. – Siden mange nu har spurgt lægger jeg lidt udendørs foto ud fra min seneste tur i Spanien.   

August 4th.

Circus Richard´s Bros.

Seen in Spain (Fuengirola).

Richards Brothers circus is a very nice circus. Everything seem nice and clean here. Very nice and new trucks and the same goes for the rest of the material. Inside the 36 m capiteau is also very nice. Richards Bros. circus is an animal free circus and most of the performance is done by the family. The light system here is very very nice with lots of effects and there is no doubt, that the family has a well known Canadian circus in their thoughts. Not many spectators on the gradin maybe because it was very very hot outside. There was no printed program to buy and no English speaking persons to help me out with the names in the performance. 25 euro for the best seats is the normal level in Spain and the seats was absolutely comfortable.

 

The performance was led by the one of the two reprise clowns. A little story was build in and the clown went to sleep and the whole performance was a circus dream.

 

A beautiful lady did a nice and qualified antipode act, without any difficult high lights. The light and the sound was very well and this fact was lifting up the level a bit.

 

The sleeping clown was now awake and was ready to warm up the spectators. The traditional routine, separating up audience and then see who is able get the sound up to the highest level. Hard to believe that it seems impossible to find new routines in the reprise business because very few routines are used by awful many clowns. Anyway the spectators seems as they amused themselves very mutch and that is of cause important.

 

Two young almost identical twins did a visual nice double synchronic tissue act. As in the first act it was the sound and the light, there was caring them through the act. They were beautiful and the act was absolutely nice.

 

Then it was time for the second reprise clown in the performance and once again it was a very used routine in circus we saw again. This time we was presented for the invisible motorbike where two spectators was invited for a ride on the back seat. The same routine is used by the Salvini clowns on the current tour with the Norwegian circus Merano and was also used by Eddy Bruksson two years ago in the Danish circus Dannebrog. The routine is of cause funny if you see it for the first time but if you visited circus now and then it is possible to see this act to often. The clown here was doing the routine well.

 

A young man did a very nice swinging trapeze act. Nice tempo and a few high lights through the act – nice.

 

Juggling in a high level done in a nice tempo. The act included catching the balls with small baskets secured in his belt. Nice attitude and style from this young Spanish juggler.

 

Time again to put the necks backwards because now we were presented for an arieal ring act. Maybe not the greatest seen but once again it was spiced up with nice sound and light.

 

Time again for a reprise and this time a musical routine. Nice sound when he was playing on his saw and later on trumpet – nice.

 

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I was presented for the third air act this evening. The guy presenting the swinging trapeze was back but this time with a strapat entrée. The tempo was high and the attitude was powerful. A great act but maybe to much with three air acts in the same performance?

 

This circus is trying to do things different but the clowns was so absolutely traditional and they were nice. They did the boxing entrée but they did it well.

 

The reprise clown ended the performance with a song ant he did it so good that the first reprise clown was waked up from his sleep and dreams.

 

Very few artists in a absolutely fair performance without any sensations. The performance was set to two hours but ran for one hour and 45 min. including a 15 min break. Circus Richard´s Bros try to do things different with a very very nice light, effects and sound system but nothing can replace a live circus band. To many air acts in my opinion but the three there was there was in a fair quality.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Richard´s Bros circus er et så absolut nydeligt cirkus. Alt er pænt nyt og nydeligt med nye lastbiler og det samme gælder alt andet materiel. Også inde i det 36 m. store telt  var alt indrettet elegant og i pæne afdæmpede farver. Richard´s Bros cirkus er et familie cirkus og de fleste af numrene var derfor udført af familien men dette cirkus er også et cirkus uden dyr. Lys og lyd var yderst moderne og der er ingen tvivl om at familien har skelet lidt til et velkendt Canadisk cirkus. Ikke mange tilskuere på plads men de ekstreme varmegrader kan have indflydelse på publikums ønske om at lade sig underholde indendørs? Det var ikke muligt at købe et trykt program og der var desværre ingen Engelsk eller Tysktalende blandt personalet, hvilket ikke gjorde det muligt at få navnene på artisterne. 25 Euro er prisen for de bedste pladser i cirkus, hvilket er normal pris i Spanien.

 

Forestillingen blev indledt af en af de to reprise klovne der var i forestillingen. En lille historie var bygget ind her, da klovnen lagde sig til at sove og det hele blev til en cirkus drøm.

 

En smuk dame indledte med et kvalificeret antipode nummer. Nummeret var uden specielle højdepunkter men blev hævet af et fantastisk lys og en god moderne lyd.

Den sovende klovn var nu vågen og klar til at varme publikum lidt op. Den traditionelle rutine, hvor tilskuerne bliver inddelt i grupper og skal overgå hinanden i at råbe højest. Det er svært at forstå at det tilsyneladende ikke er muligt at finde på noget nyt når det gælder reprise klovne, da meget få rutiner bliver brugt af en forfærdelig masse klovne rundt i Europa. Men det så ud til at det Spanske publikum morede sig og det er jo formålet med en klovn.

 

To næsten ens tvillinger lavede et visuelt pænt, dobbelt synkron tissue nummer. Som i antipode nummeret var det igen lys og lyd der bar nummeret igennem. Tvillingerne var smukke og nummeret kan betegnes som pænt.

 

Så var det tid for den anden reprise klovn at komme i manegen og endnu engang med et alt for velkendt nummer. Denne gang var det den usynlige motor cykel, hvor to var tilskuer pladserne blev inviteret til en tur på bag sædet. Samme rutine bliver brugt af Salvini klovnene der for tiden er på turne med det Norske cirkus Merano og Eddy Bruksson brugte også dette nummer for to år siden i det Danske cirkus Dannebrog. Dette nummer er selvfølgelig ganske morsomt første gang man ser det men går man i cirkus mere end en gang på fem år, er der store chancer for at se dette nummer mere end en gang. Klovnen her gjorde dog et udmærket arbejde og udførte denne rutine elegant.

 

En ung mand i et flot og udmærket svingende trapez nummer. Få højde punkter men med et pænt tempo – udmærket.

 

Jonglering i fnysende Spansk tempo – flot nummer med blandt andet de små basket kurve fastsat i bæltet til at gribe bolde blev brugt. Fin attitude fra denne unge Spanske jonglør.

 

Tid igen til at lægge nakken tilbage, da næste indslag var et nydeligt nummer i ariel ring. Endnu engang blev nummeret kørt hjem på et meget flot lys. Nummeret var pænt og nydeligt uden på nogen måde at være en sentation.

 

Reprise igen og denne gang med et musikalsk indslag. Først på sav og senere på trompet. God lyd og god musik.

 

Kunne ikke lige tro det da der nu blev præsenteret det tredje luftnummer. Den unge mand fra den svingende trapez var tilbage men denne gang i en strapat rutine. Højt tempo med et meget stærkt udtryk. Et flot nummer men måske lidt rigeligt med hele tre luftnumre?

 

Der er ingen tvivl om at Richard´s Bros cirkus prøver at være anderledes men deres klovne entré var ganske traditionel. De lavede en variation af bokse entréen på en fin, morsom og elegant måde.

Forestillingen sluttede med en af reprise klovnene sang en nydelig sang, så flot og klar at den sovende klovn vågnede af sin cirkus drøm.

 

Meget få artister i en pæn og nydelig forestilling uden nogen form for sensationer. Forestillingen var annonceret til at vare i 2 timer men endte dog efter 1 time og 45 min inklusive en pause på 15 min. Richard´s Bros prøver så absolut at gøre en forskel med et meget flot lys og lyd ”set up” men intet kan dog erstatte et kvalitets live band. Måske lidt rigeligt efter min mening med hele tre luft numre men smag er selvfølgelig forskelligt.

 

 

August 3rd.

Circus Arli

Yesterday I had the opportunity to see the Arli performance for the second time this season. It is always a pleasure to see the difference from the premiere performance and a performance months later. Here are a few pictures from the performance yesterday in Virum north of Copenhagen.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

I går havde jeg muligheden for at se circus Arlis forestilling for anden gang I denne sæson. Det er altid en fornøjelse at se forskellen imellem premiere forestillingen og en forestilling langt senere på sæsonen. Her er så en lille række billeder fra forestillingen i går i Virum lidt nord for København.

 

 

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Circus Arli

The Danish circus Arli is the first circus ending their 2008 tour here in Scandinavia. When the tour ends here in the late August, will Alexander Arli, once again be a part of the revue “Menstrup Revue”. Here he will perform together with the actor Jan Schou, the actor and dancer Susanne Breuning. The revue runs from September 5th. Until November 8th.

 

In Scandinavian:

 

Det Danske cirkus Arli er det cirkus I Skandinavien der først ender deres turne. Når tournuren slutter med udgangen af august, skal Alexander Arli endnu engang på de skrå brædder og spille med i Menstrup revyen. Her skal han optræde med bla. Jan Schou og Susanne Breuning. Menstrup revyen også kaldet Schou tur har premiere d. 5. september og slutter d. 8. november.