photo: Sealions in Selwo animal park - Malaga

Photo by Circus Scandinavia 2009 (C).

August 27th.

Problems entering Copenhagen

Not with out problem for Danish circus Dannebrog entering Copenhagen last night. The reason is the environment zone in the centre of Copenhagen, where all trucks, also the trucks bringing animals and artists, must be equipped  with a so called environment filter. Dennie Enoch was told yesterday that the politicians in Copenhagen wouldn’t give any dispensation if the trucks wasn’t equipped with this filter on each truck.  In last minute and after some debate with a representative the dispensation was given for all trucks. The dispensation is given for two days witch mean that the problem will occur again when Dannebrog leaves Copenhagen in three weeks. A filter for a truck will cost Dannebrog around 10. 000 euro for each vehicle and if you ignore this ban the fine is 2000 Euro for the owner and 900 Euro for the driver. If the dispensation was denied the plan was to pull the whole circus in truck by truck with a vehicle with a filter an exercise there would have taken many many hours and a traffic chaoas as the result. Dannebrog will have their Copenhagen premiere as planned Friday.


On the picture below: Dannebrog waiting north of Copenhagen last night.


In Scandinavian:


Ikke uden problemer for Danske circus Dannebrog at få cirkus bragt til København I går nat. Grunden er en miljø zone der er i København, hvor alle lastvogne også artisternes og dyre transport, skal være udstyret med et såkaldt miljø filter. Dennie Enoch fra cirkus Dannebrog fik forleden at vide, at bystyret i København ikke ønskede at give dispensation, hvis lastvognene ikke var udstyret med et sådant filter. I sidste minut og efter en længere debat med en repræsentant fra bystyret fik Dannebrog til sidst denne dispensation. Dispensationen er givet for to dage, så der var tid til at komme på plads men problemet vil så opstå igen når Dannebrog skal forlade pladsen igen om tre uger. At udstyre en lastbil med et såkaldt miljø filter koster omkring 70 tusinde kroner pr. enhed og hvis du ignorerer denne lov og alligevel føler dig fristet og køre ind er bøden på 15 tusinde kr. til ejeren og 5 tusinde kr. til chaufføren og dette for hver lastbil. Havde Dannebrog ikke fået denne dispensation var planen at trække hver enkelt lastbil ind (med slukket motor) med en truck der var lovligt udstyret, hvilket ville have været en øvelse der let kunne have taget det meste af natten og trafik kaos i den indre by. Dannebrog er nu på plads og klar til premieren i morgen.


På billederne under: Dannebrog venter ved Bellevue, Nord for København på at køre videre.



August 23rd.

Circus Olympia

Circus Olympia is a charming Swedish circus with a lot of atmosphere. The owners Henrika and Herbert Bengtsson are on their current season number 35. with their “child” Therefore is this season a jubilee tour with some artists worked here before. The start was in a very small tent but today Olympia is a mid size circus with room for about 700 spectators – chairs only. The family can be stated as specialists when we are talking about animal training and the horses, camels and dogs are always a pleasure to look at. Always very well trained animals and always done in a very friendly atmosphere with positive training – the animals are clearly a part of the family with dogs everywhere in the caravan.


It is always nice to see the performance here in Olympia because Herbert is very good to find quality artists never seen before here in Scandinavia – to mention a few their had their Scandinavian debut in Olympia and later in other circuses  are Tytsko with a combination of Persc and antipode, Duo Peris, Mr. Jumping, The Moldava troupe and many more. Also Olympias many horse and Camel groups has been in most Scandinavian circuses.


The performance was started up with an overture by the eight man circus band led by the Russian musician – Valentin Smirnov.


First in the ring was Alicia Peris with a new Lasso act. Very nice attitude with a lot of nice moments. Alicia is also a part of the rollerskating Duo Peris but here it was Alicia alone. A very nice looking girl with nice a costume – (and it was not cowboy outfit – thank you). The tempo is good with no boring moments and a very good act to choose as the opening entrée.


Also a new act is Natascha Jarz and Niklas Bengtsson presenting a combination of Alpacas (two) and goats. – The animals did their work nicely and so far I remember the third goat act from the couple.


Frenkis is the reprise clown in this season and the entré clown as well. Frenkies dose a few reprises and he has some original ideas. In my opinion was a rewritten reprise (you can´t play here) the best part. Instead of instruments a game of chess was used and the board was taken away from him. Of cause Frenki was able to find  other ways to continue playing. The Entrée part was okay but nothing new. When it comes to clowns there can be a different understanding between kids and adults but the youngsters seemed to enjoy themselves very much.


Henrika Bengtsson is always a pleasure. She has a lot of different dogs and they seem to enjoy them selves when they perform. The quality is great and the dogs do the most as we seen in these kind of acts.


Mr. Jumping is from Hungary and is here in Olympia for the second time. Great act and a lot of fun when he enter as the drunken guy suddenly finding himself on a trampoline. Good and very funny act and as usual it is my opinion, that the value for an act increase when a story is build in. Mr Jumping does a lot of nice tricks ending up in a striptease, where he finds himself in a very smart swimming suit.


Nilkas Bengtsson has taken over his fathers place when it comes to perform horses and camels. In the first part of the show it was the four Siberian Camels entering the ring. Not much to say because the animals works perfectly as they also did when it was Herbert Bengtsson. Beautiful and well looked after animals did a very nice entré.


Last before the break was Troupe Jakubov. Never seen them before but there is another artist group with the same name performing in Olympia a few years ago. Two entrés from this group and the first was a very strong strapat act. Shouldn’t surprise me if we saw more to those artists in another Scandinavian circus the next years?




Mr. Plamen covers over mr. Jumping but this time as a cat trainer. Very nice litte act with cutie animals. As an assistant for the act we saw his daughter Otelia helping out his father with all the animals. The cats did what they should in those kind of acts including balancing and a fairly high jump from a postament into the hand of mr. Plamen.


Duo Peris – Alicia and Miguel and their speedy roller skate act got the the longest applause in the performance. I understand why because the act is very good and the tempo is high. Lots of dangerous moments is done on the small circle lowered a little from the ground. One from the audience was invited to try how it is and was turned fast around in the secure hands of Alicia and Miguel. No doubt – it was hard to find the seat for the girl after that treatment.


Natalia Balakireva was the second half of the double horse entrée done together with Niklas Bengtsson. Niklas was in the ring first with five beautiful brown stallions and secondly the Russian Natalia was in the ring with the mighty Irish Tinker horses. Not much to say but when it comes to horses we find one of the best acts here in Scandinavia. The horses works very tight and very fast – top quality.


Last in the ring was Jakubov with their second entrée. This time with a breathtaking good secured perch act. I don’t know where Olympia continually finds unknown (at least for me) top acts in this quality. The perch was split on the middle and the upper part could be moved to vertical. Lots of stunts was done including a high (wire) work over on the vertical perch. A lot of different climbing and falls from and on the perch made a fantastic good impression – very nice ending


This 2009 Olympia productions is in my opinion one of the best from the hands of the Bengtsson family – very nice put together with lots of nice animals and artists. It was a pleasure to be there and was more than well entertained for two hours and 15 min including a break.


  In Scandinavian.


Cirkus Olympia er et charmerende Svensk circus med en fantastisk atmosfære. Ejerne Henrika og Herbert Bengtsson er for tiden på sæson nr. 35. Derfor er denne sæson en jubilæums sæson, hvor man har engageret en del af artisterne der har været her før. Starten for Olympia for meget småt men i dag har dette herlige cirkus vokset sig op til at være et cirkus af middel størrelse og kan rumme omkring 700 tilskuere – kun stole. Familien må betegnes som specialister når det kommer til træning af dyr, især heste, Kameler og hunde er altid en fornøjelse at opleve. Altid veltrænede dyr og altid fremført i en yderst venlig atmosfære med positiv træning bag -  det er klart for enhver at dyrene her er en del af familien med hunde over alt i beboelses vognen.



Det er altid en fornøjelse at overvære en forestilling I Olympia. Dette fordi at Herbert er helt fantastisk god til at finde artister som ikke er set før her i Scandinavien. For at nævne nogle få der havde deres debut i Olympia og senere fik arbejde i andre cirkus, er der Tytsko med et kombineret antipode og Persch nummer, Duo Peris med deres rulleskøjter, Mr. Jumping og trampolin entre og den store Moldava trup. Der ud over har også Olympias heste og Kamel grupper underholdt i de fleste Scandinaviske cirkus igennem årene.



Forestillingen blev startet op med en overture, udført med det 8 mand store circus orkester ledet af Russeren Valentin Smirnov.


Først i manegen var Alicia Peris med et helt nyt lasso nummer. Fin attitude med mage fine momenter. Alicia er en del af rulleskøjte nummeret Duo Peris men her blev alicia præsenteret alene. Nydelig dame med et elegant kostume (Det var ikke et cowboy kostume – tak for det). Tempoet er godt i dette nummer uden kedelige passager og et vældigt godt åbnings nummer.



Også et nyt nummer blev præsenteret af Natascha Jarz og Niklas Bengtsson, en kombination af Alpaka (2 stk) samt geder. – Dyrne gør deres arbejde fint og elegant og så lang jeg kan huske er det det tredje gede nummer der er præsenteret af Olympia igennem tiderne?


Frenkis er reprise klovn i denne sæson og udfører der ud over også et entre klovne nummer. Frenkis laver ikke mange repriser i forestuillingen og han har enkelte originale ideer. Efter min opfattelse var den bedste reprise en anden udgave af” Du må ikke spille her”, hvor instrumenterne var byttet ud med et spil skak. Først blev skak brættet taget fra ham men Frenki fandt nye veje, så han kunne fortsætte sit spil. Ikke mindst morsomt da en af cirkus tjenernes ternede bukser blev brugt. Entre nummeret var ok men absolut intet nyt. Når det kommer til klovne kan der udmærket være forskellig opfattelse imellem hvad børn og voksne syntes er morsomt og det så da ud til at de yngre morede sig kongeligt.



Henrika Bengtsson er altid en fornøjelse at overvære. Hun har mange forskellige hunde i sit show og de ser bare ud til at have det fornøjeligt når de arbejder. Kvaliteten er god og hundene lave det man forventer i et nummer med disse dyr.


Mr. Jumping er fra Ungarn og optræder her i Olympia for anden gang. Rigtig fint nummer med masser af humor, når den fordrukne fyr pludselig finder sig selv på en trampolin i cirkus. Et godt, stabilt og yderst morsomt nummer der er godt fordi der er en lille historie i nummeret kombineret med en rigtig dygtig artist. Mr. Jumping laver en række tricks på sin trampolin og ender i en striptease, hvor han til sidst finder sig selv i en noget speciel badedragt.


Niklas Bengtsson har overtaget sin fars plads i manegen når hestene og kamelerne skal optræde i manegen. I første del af showet fremviste Niklas fire Siberiske kameler. Ikke meget at sige om dette nummer da kamelerne som sædvanligt optrådte sikkert, ligesom det også fungerede da Herbert Bengtsson fremførte dyrene. Smukke og velplejede dyr gjorde et godt indtryk.


Sidste nummer før pausen var Truppen Jakubov. Dette er et godt eksempel på hvilke artister Herbert kan finde i udlandet. Disse artister er ikke set før i Skandinavien, selvom en gruppe af samme navn har optrådt her men er altså ikke samme trup. To entréer af denne trup og det første var et meget flot strapat nummer. Vil ikke være en overraskelse hvis vi får denne trup at se i andre Skandinaviske cirkus i de kommende sæsoner





Mr. Plamen dækker over same person som Mr. Jumping men denne gang med et fint katte nummer. Flot lille nummer med søde dyr. Som Assistent har han sin datter Otelia, der flittigt hjælper far igennem nummeret. Kattene gjorde hvad de skulle i et sådant nummer, der inkluderede balance over og under stang, spring fra postament, samt et tårnspring ned i favnen på Mr. Plamen.

Duo Peris – Alicia og Miguel og deres high speed rulle skøjte nummer, høstede det største bifald i forestillingen. Jeg forstå den begejstring da dette nummer viser højt tempo og rigtig gode artister. Mange farlige og halsbrækkende momenter lavet på deres lille postament få cm over jorden. En ”frivillig” fra publikum fik æren og blev inviteret en tur rundt sammen med Duo Peris, dog i sikre hænder men i et meget højt tempo – Ingen tvivl om at det var noget vanskeligt for denne heldige tilskuer at komme tilbage på pladsen.


Natalia Balakireva er den ene halvdel ff den dobbelt heste entré lavet sammen med Niklas Bengtsson. Niklas var i ringen først med fem meget smukke brune hingste og bagafter præsenterede den Russiske Natalia Olympias mægtige Irske Tinker heste. Ikke meget at sige om dette nummer, for når det kommer til heste finder vi de bedste af slagsen i cirkus Olympia. Cirkus Olympias heste er top kvalitet.


Sidst i Manegen var Truppe Jakubov med deres anden entré. Jeg ved ikke bestemt hvor Olymia hvert år finder nye top artister jeg ikke har set før. Et persch nummer, hvor selve perchen kunne ”knækkes” på midten og øverste del kunne vendes til vandret retning. Så var der pludselig muligheder som ikke er set før som f.eks. at bruge den som højline. Mange og helt unikke måder at klatre, falde mm. på denne stang blev fremvist og gjorde nummeret til et yderst flot og specielt nummer. Fantastik godt nummer at slutte af med.


Denne 2009 produktion fra Olympia familien er for mig at se en af de bedste til dato. Meget flot sat sammen med dygtige artister og meget flotte dyr. Det var en fornøjelse at overvære forestillingen i to timer og 15 min med inkluderet pause.



Dannebrog Christmas circus.

Circus Dannebrog will this season make a Christmas circus with a full tented program. Not in Denmark but they will move the full circus out of Denmark and perform their show in Hamburg (Germany). Circus Dannebrog will stay at Heiligengeistfeld – the St. Paulia area from December 22nd. And until January 10th. 2010. The program is completely changed from the 2009 program and only Jimmy Enoch and his bicycle act can bee seen in this current Dannebrog  season. The program in Germany will be:


Don Christian clown reprise. Don Christian is absolutely well known In Scandinavia and at the moment on tour with the Swedish circus Maximum and has been a part of the Norwegian circus Merano in several seasons.


Robin Valencia – the female human  canon ball artist, recently seen in the Swedish circus Scott and their outdoor summer event and In the Danish circus Arena a few years ago.


Icarian act by Aleshin truppe – an act with a very high tempo and a part of circus Merano in Norway in 2005


Photo by Circus Scandinavia

Glen Nicolodi with his charming dog and handstand act recently in Denmark with circus Nemo and at the moment on the last part of the Norwegian circus Arnado tour.


Lumistar with a latter balance.


Valery was a part of the Swedish circus Olympia in 2006 with a cube juggling act. He is a part of Dannebrog in the coming Christmas performance.


The wolf Romanov family will do a juggling entrée with a lot of people included.


Duo Tudor with a perch act really using the height of the tent.


In Scandinavian:


Cirkus Dannebrog vil I denne sæson lave et fuldt jule circus I telt. Ikke i Danmark men Dannebrog vil flytte hele deres cirkus til Hamborg, hvor de vil give forestillinger i julen 2009/10. Cirkus Dannebrog vil give forestillinger på cirkuspladsen Heiligengeistfeld, der ligger i St Pauli området. Forestillingerne starter d. 22. december og løber til 10. januar 2010. Programmet er fuldstændig ændret fra det Dannebrog turnerer med i øjeblikket og kun cykel nummeret med Jimmy Enoch kan findes i forestillingen i Tyskland. Programmet i Tyskland som følger:


Don Christian med repriser i meget høj klasse. Christian er særdeles velkendt her i Skandinavien hvor han for tiden er på turne med Svenske cirkus Maximum og har også været en del af Norske Mernao i flere sæsoner.


Den kvindelige kanon dronning Robin Valencia, der tidligere i år blev skudt af sted i cirkus Scott´s åbne event og tidligere har turneret med Danske cirkus Arena – Dannebrogs telt er en del mindre end Dannebrogs men Enoch familien har gartenteret at Robin Valencia ikke ender på ST. Paulis fodbold stadion.


Ikarisk nummer med truppe Aleshin. Meget flot nummer der både virker stærkt, hvor der jongleres med ikke mindre end to personer på samme tid. Nummeret var i Norske Merano tilbage i 2005.

Jimmy Enoch vil udføre sit cykel nummer – glas balance som han optrådte med i sæson 2008 og muligvis et dobbelt cykel nummer som udføres i denne Dannebrog sæson.


Glen Nicolodi og hans kendte håndbalance nummer sammen med hans lille hund. Sidst set i Danmark i cirkus Nemo og for tiden på turne med Norske Arnardo.


Af øvrige artister kan nævnes, Lumistar – med stige balance, Wolf famillien og deres kendte jonglør nummer, Valery med kube jonglering og set i Svenske Olympia for et par år tilbage samt Duo Tudor med et persch nummer udført på meget hø




Congratulations to René Marvin Baldoni with his birthday today. René can celebrate his birthday number 44..


In Scandinavian:


Tillykke til René Marvin Baldoni med fødselsdagen I dag. René kan så fejre sin fødselsdag nummer 44.  

René and Thessa


August 20th.

Kenny Quinn and Joan.

The Danish Pick pocket couple Kenny Quinn and Joan has been contracted for Hansa Park Amusment park Germany- just between Hamburg and the Danish border for the 2010 summer season. Kenny and Joan will start their summer performance April and continue until October 31st. and will perform on the open air scene called Alte Jahrmarkt Bühne (Old Markedt place scene). Before the contract in Hansa Park we can find the couple perform in Krystall Palast variety placed in (Leipzig). The variety can be found in Leipzig (Germany) and is called – Very British/London Calling.


At the moment the couple are on tour with the Danish circus Dannebrog, very soon opening for a three week show in Copenhagen.


In Scandinavian:


De Danske Gentleman tyve Kenny Quinn and Joan har skrevet kontrakt med den Tyske forlystelses park – Hansa Park for sæson 2010. Parken ligger imellem Hamborg og den Danske grænse og bliver hvert år besøgt af tusindvis af Danskere. Kenny og Joan vil starte deres sommer forestillinger omkring d. 1. april og fortsætte frem til 31. oktober 2010. De vil optræde på den åbne scene kaldet - Alte Jahrmarkt Bühne (den gammeldags markedets scene). Før starten af denne kontrakt kan man finde paret i Leipzig, hvor de optræder i varietéen Krystall Palast – denne kontrakt starter d. 25/10 og løber til 7/2 – 2010. Forestillingen har titlen Very British/London Calling.


For tiden er Kenny og Joan på turne med Danske circus Dannebrog der om få dage  har premiere for et tre ugers gæstespil I København.

August 14th.

Duo Peris

The English roller-skate duo – Duo Peris has been contracted for the Danish circus Baldoni for the season 2010. The Duo Alicia and Miguel Peris will do three acts in Baldoni – their highly qualified roller skate act, Alicia do a lasso act also  in a very high and charming equality and Miguel presents a Slinky act as well. Duo Peris was first seen here in Scandinavia in 2006 where they performed in the Swedish circus Olympia, the year after in The Norwegian circus Arnardo and now again back in Olympia. Duo Peris performs their skating act in a very high tempo and suits perfectly to a stage as there is in Baldoni.


In Scandinavian:


Den Engelske rulleskøjte duo – Duo Peris har skrevet kontrakt med det Danske cirkus Baldoni for sæson 2010. Duoen - Alicia and Miguel Peris vil udføre tre numre i Baldoni – det højst kvalificerede rulleskøjte nummer, Alicia laver et flot og anderledes lasso nummer også i en flot kvalitet og Miguel laver et Slinky nummer. Duo Peris blev første gang præsenteret i Skandinavien i Svenske cirkus Olympia tilbage i 2009. Året efter havde Norske Arnardo fornøjelsen og duoen er nu tilbage i Svenske cirkus Olympia her i 2009. Duo Peris udfører deres rulleskøjte nummer i et meget hurtigt tempo og passer perfekt til Baldonis runde scene.


August 11th.

Circus Baldoni on the north Atlantic islands

The Danish circus Baldoni will once again travel to the north Atlantic islands, Iceland and Faroe Islands. The Atlantic tour will start shortly after the Danish tour from August 31st. and runs until September 15th. It is not the first time we find Baldoni here in the north where they could be  experienced for the first time in 2003. They were back in 2007 and 2008 visiting a wide range of cities. Now it is possible to see Baldoni again here, not with a tented performance but a show made in door.


It is against the law to bring animals on the Islands, witch means that the Russian clowns - Kapitanskies can’t entertain the audience here in the north. Therefore there will be a small change compared to the tour here in Denmark. Duo Monro will make an extra entré – In Baldoni they make a juggling act, a handstand entrée and now they will add a living doll act. Freddy Steckel and Thessa Daniella will do their fantastic table act. Danilo and Danila will do different clown entrées and the full Chinese group will be included as well – check out some pictures  from the performance there will be included in the show. Below the Scandinavian text.


In Scandinavian:


Det Danske cirkus Baldoni vil endnu engang besøge de Nord Atlantiske øer – Island og Færøerne. Den Nord Atlantiske tur vil starte lige efter Baldoni afslutter sin turne her i Danmark. Turneen starter d. 31. august og kører frem til d. 15. september. Ikke første gang for Baldoni her i Nord, hvor de kunne opleves for første gang i 2003 og igen i sæsonerne 2007 og 2008. Nu bliver det så muligt at besøge Baldoni igen, ikke med en telt turne men i idræts haller.


Det er ulovligt at medbringe dyr på disse øer og derfor må man undvære de Russiske klovne Kapitanskies. Derfor vil der være en mindre ændring i programmet, hvor blandt andet Duo Monro udover deres håndstands og jonglør nummer vil optræde med et nummer med en levende dukke. Freddy Steckel og Thessa Daniella vil bidrage med deres fantastisk morsomme bord nummer. Danilo og Danila vil optræde med deres klovne numre og hele den Kinesiske trup vil også være en del af dette show. Se billederne nedenfor af de numre der vil findes på denne turne.





August 10th.

Circus Arena 2010.

In Scandinavian further down the page

Circus Arena has delivered the full artist program to circus Scandinavia or at least almost the full program because Director Benny Berdino will maybe add more artists to the coming 2010 season. As Benny Berdino told circus Scandinavia “ it is better with to many artist and cut down, than need the last act”. As usual lots of fantastic artists and absolutely top class entrées.


At the current 2009 tour with the Norwegian circus Arnardo comes the Italian clown Jimmy Folco. Jimmy was already announced to be back in Arena here on these pages back in 2008.


Woznyewsky was a part of the Norwegian circus Arnardo in 2007. In the coming 2010 this air voltiege act will be a part of Arena. One guy and two women are doing a fantastic act in the air. The act is very very strong and the two girls are really candy for the eyes. The act is done with a security lounge but still extremely thrilling.


Here in 2009, Arena has contracted a large Chinese troupe and in 2010 a new large troupe are coming in from the east. Sailors do a very strong Russian swing act with extremely long jumps.


Curabanov was a part of Arena a few years back  and will be a part of the new show. Those Russian artists does antipode on motor bikes. Seen before but Curabanovs are so fast, with much more speed than other artists of it´s kind.


For those, who was visiting this years Monaco circus festival (or circus Roncalli) would recognize Konstantin Mourabiev and his German wheel act. Konsatntin needs to loose weight and after a lot of exercise he succeeds but his new developed body ends very fast. The act is really funny. Konstantin is at the moment on tour with circus Finlandia.


Also seen in Moncao this season is Wolfgang Lauenburger and his mixed dogs. The act is charming and with very happy dogs. Wolfgang is at the moment working in the Swedish circus Maximum.


Caselly presents his four African elephants. Caselly has been in Arena for several seasons where he and his family delivers high quality acts.


Horses from Arenas stables and not decided yet who there will be in the ring with the animals.


BonBon will also be a part of the program.


In Scandinavian:


Så har Danske cirkus Arena afleveret næste års 2010 program til Circus Scandinavia eller i det mindste med de artister der er skrevet kontrakt med. Det er muligt der kommer flere artister til for som Direktør Benny Berdino udtaler ” det er nemmere at skære lidt ned end at stå at mangle et nummer” Som sædvanligt bliver det en flot række af top artister der vises i 2010.


Som annonceret før på disse sider vender den Italienske klovn Jimmy Folco tilbage i Arena. Han var i Arena i 2008 og denne sæson i Norske Arnardo.


Woznyewsky har ligeledes været I Norske Arnardo men det var I sæson 2007. I kommende 2010 produktion vil de være i Arenas manege med deres fabelagtige luft volitiege nummer. En mand og to damer giver virkelig valuta for pengene. Nummeret er virkelig stærkt og selvom det bliver udført med sikkerheds line er der virkelig gys for publikum.


Der er en større trup af kinesere i dette års produktion og også i 2010 har Arena kigget imod østen. Sailors vil præsentere en stor trup Kinesere der udfører et nummer i Russisk gynge.


Curabanon har været i Arena for nogle år tilbage, hvor de havde stor succes på deres motorcykler, hvorpå de viste et forrygende antipode nummer. De vil være tilbage i 2010 hvor disse Russere udklædt som rocker typer udfører et af de hurtigste antipode numre jeg har set.


For dem der var i Monte Carlo til dette års cirkus festival vil nikke genkendende til navnet Konstantin Mourabiev og hans Tyske hjul nummer. Konstantin trænger unægtelig til at tabe sig og dette skal ske med fysisk udfoldelse. Hjulet bliver flittigt brugt og det lykkedes også denne Russer at smide de overflødige kilo. Dog er lykken kort da en enkelt øl ændre hele arbejdet. Nummeret er fantastisk godt fordi det også har denne indbyggede historie. Konstantin er for tiden på turne i cirkus Finlandia og har i øvrigt været i cirkus Arena før samt deltager i Benny Schumanns fortræffelige klovne festival på bakken. De sidste sæsoner har Konstantin været en del af det yderst fantastiske Tyske cirkus Roncalli.


Også Wolfgang Lauenburger og hans mixede hunde var en del af årets Monte Carlo festival. I denne sæson kan han findes i Svenske Maximum med stor succes. Wolfgang og hans hunde er en god oplevelse med masser af glade hunde der virkelig kan lide deres arbejde.


Caselly og hans familie bestående af Merylu, René jr. samt Alexia har nu i en årrække været en del af Arena. De præsenterer selvfølgelig igen et af Europas bedste elefant numre men om resten af familien skal i manegen med selvstændige numre er endnu ikke besluttet.


Også fast inventar er den Danske klovn BonBon med partneren Tiina og det vil de også være i kommende sæson.


Heste nummer vil der også være og dette selvfølgelig fra Arenas egne stalde. Hvilken heste gruppe og hvem der skal fremføre dem er endnu ikke besluttet.


August 8th.

Circus Nemo.

Circus Nemo is sold to Laura and Jackie Berdino. Not the name witch still belongs to the Actor Soren Ostergaard. Laura and Jackie Berdino has bought all the material including everything but the name and the show is still under the wings of Soren Ostergaard. The new constellation has nothing to do with the Danish circus Arena. It is the plan that the new show opens May 2010 and the Berdino couple says that it will be in a brand new 24 Scola Teloni big topt and on a new gradin as well. Tent master and technical chief on the tour will be Sito Revilino – one third of the well known Spanish clown troupe – The Rivelinos.


In Scandinavian:


Cirkus Nemo er solgt til Laura og Jackie Berdino. Ikke navnet Cirkus Nemo som stadig ejes og drives af skuespilleren Søren Østergård. Laura Og Jackie Berdino har købt alt materiel inklusiv alt men navnet og direktør er stadig Søren Østergård. Den nye konstellation har absolut intet med Danske cirkus Arena at gøre men et selskab der er ejet af Laura og Jackie. Det er planen at den nye cirkus Nemo forestilling vil have premiere omkring d. 1. maj 2010. Berdino parret har investeret i et helt nyt 24 m. Scola Teloni telt samt et helt nyt gradin så cirkus Nemo kan komme på de Danske veje med helt nyt udstyr. Telt mester og daglig teknisk chef vil være Sito Rivelino – en tredje del af den kendte Spanske klovne trup – The Rivelinos der for tiden underholder i Danske cirkus Arena.



New act.

A new act is added in the Danish circus Dannebrog. The new act is performed by Eonys Conzalves and is a handstand act. Eonys is daughter of the juggling couple Conzalves also a part of the Dannebrog program.


In Scandinavian:


Et nyt nummer er blevet lagt til circus Dannebrogs forestilling. Det nye nummer udføres af Eonys Conzalves og er et håndstands nummer. Eoynes er datter af jonglør parret Conzalves som allerede er en del af Dannebrogs forestilling.

August 6th.


The fantastic singer and winner of the Danish X factor 2009 is on a short holiday in circus Arena. After Linda won the competition in Denmark she is in a very busy period of her life. Lots of concerts, interviews and other events makes it hard to find a free period to relax. When the possibility showed up to stay a few days in circus Arena, Linda and her daughter took the opportunity and both seemed to thrive in circus Arena.


In Scandinavian:


Den helt fantastiske sangerinde – Linda og vinder af det Danske X Factor 2009 er på en kort ferie I Danske cirkus Arena. Efter at Linda vandt den Danske konkurrence i Danmark, har hun været en særdeles travl dame. Bunker af koncerter, interviews og andre opgaver, gør det vanskeligt at få indpasset fritid og ferie. Da chancen og tilbuddet bød sig, at få en lille ferie i cirkus Arena, takkede Linda og hendes datter ja tak. De så begge ud til at trives i cirkus Arena.

August 5th.

German review.

A review from my very good German circus friend – Holger Gensel has arrived. This time Holger has been in the German Circus Carl Busch and made a fine review for circus Scandinavia. – The Review is in German. Read the review here


In Scandinavian:


En anmeldelse er modtaget fra min meget gode Tyske circus ven – Holger Gensel. Denne gang har Holger besøgt det Tyske Carl Busch og lavet en fin anmeldelse for circus Scandinavia. Anmeldelsen er på Tysk. Læs anmeldelsen her.


August 4th.

Circus in Sweden.

For the Danes interested in visiting two circus in Sweden at one day, it is possible to reach circus Maximum and circus Olympia. The day is Saturday august 15th. where both circuses are very close to Denmark. Circus Olympia performs in Helsingborg at 14:00 and 17:00 and the big circus Maximum can be found Horby. There is 91 km. between the two circuses but Maximum performs at 19:00 and can easily be reached in time if you see the performance at 14 in Olympia. Circus Olympia presents Mr. Jumping – seen in the Danish circus Baldoni a few years ago and also seen in Olympia before. Duo Peris with their high speed roller skate act also seen here in Sweden before and in the Norwegian circus Arnardo in 2007. Niklas Bengtsson presents Alpaca’s mixed with goats together with Natascha Jarz.  Olympias arab horses and Tinker horses are presented by Natalia Balakireva and Niklas Bengtsson. An institution in Olympia is Henrika Bengtsson with her very nice dogs. The clown part is done by Frenkis. Also a cat act is presented in this season called Mr. Plamen (Mr Jumping).


Maximum presents the Austrian clown Don Christian – several seasons in circus Merano in Norway and Finlandia in Findland. Anton Frank presents African elephants from the Danish circus Arena, mixed group of animals (Cow´s , goats and pigs) and   ponies. Wolfgang Lauenburger with mixed dogs, Art allé Ensemble presents skipping robes and juggling. Francesco as white face clown, Balyakin – acrobats. Rafael De Carlos – juggling and Bungee jumps by the Bungee Boys.


In Scandinavian


For Danskere der har interesse I at besøge to Svenske cirkus på en dag, har nu muligheden for at nå både cirkus Maximum og cirkus Olympia. Den ”gyldne” dag er lørdag d. 15. august, hvor begge cirkus ligger tæt på Danmark. Cirkus Olympia giver forestilling i Helsingborg kl. 14:00 og kl. 17:00 og det store cirkus Maximum ligger i Hörby. Der er 91 km. Imellem disse to cirkus men da cirkus Maximum først giver forestilling kl. 19:00 er der omkring 2 og en halv time som nemt kan nås ad motorvejen. Cirkus Olympia præsenterer et flot program med Mr. Jumping – set bla. I Danske Baldoni for et par år tilbage og det er heller ikke første besøg for denne trampolin artist i Olympia. Også Duo Peris fra England har været forbi Olympia før og også set i Norske Arnardo i 2007. Niklas Bengtsson præsenterer en kombinations dressur med Alpaka og geder i øvrigt sammen med Natacha Jarz. Olympias Araber heste samt Tinker heste præsenteres af Natalia Balakireva og Niklas Bengtsson. Nærmest en institution i Olympia er Henrika Bengtsson med sine smukke og vel dresserede hunde. Klovne delen præsenteres af Frenkis. Et katte nummer præsenteres af Mr. Plamen som er den samme som Mr. Jumping.


Cirkus Maximum præsenterer den Østriske klovn Don Christian – flere sæsoner i Norske Merano samt cirkus Finlandia i Findland. Anton Frank præsenterer cirkus Arenas Afrikanske elefanter, et nummer med kør, geder og gris samt et pony nummer. Wolfgang Lauenburger med sine blandede hunde,. Art Allé Ensemble præsenterer sjippe og jonglering. Fraencesco optræder som den hvide klovn. Balyakin er akrobater i top klasse. Rafael De Carlos jonglering og et Bungee jump nummer med The Bungee boys.



Netherlands and Scotland Reject Circus Animal Ban


                                         Following a statement by the Government of Scotland that it would not ban animals in circuses earlier this month, the Government of the Netherlands also has ruled out a ban.


Two new reports released on Monday, 27 July 2009 by the Dutch Department of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality came to the conclusion that keeping animals in a circus does not necessarily have a negative impact on their welfare. Based on the studies, Minister Gerda Verburg announced that the government would not pursue a ban but, instead, strict regulations to provide for animal welfare.  The Minister also indicated interest in exploring possible cooperation in developing common standards with other European countries due to the fact that circuses travel internationally. New regulations should be in place by 2011. 


Scottish Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said the animal welfare law, which was revised in 2006, cannot be used to outlaw circus animals. An independent scientific report had concluded there was no scientific evidence to show that the welfare needs of animals in circuses could not be met.  Instead, Lochhead stated that regulations must be developed under the law for the purpose of securing the welfare of animals.


This independent report was published in October 2007 by law professor Mike Radford who chaired a circus working group at the request of the United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).  The six person independent expert panel convened to review scientific literature. They unanimously concluded that there was insufficient evidence to support a ban of any species of animal found in the circus in the UK. There was “little evidence that the health of circus animals is any better or worse than animals in other captive environments.” The experts concluded further that while circus animals traveled frequently, there was “no evidence that this, of its own nature, causes the animals’ welfare to be adversely affected.”  Scientific studies considered by the experts indicate that circus environments can provide significant opportunities for exercise, stimulation, and other forms of “occupational therapy” important to the well-being of the animals.


The conclusions of both governments are in line with the European Circus Association’s (ECA) longstanding view that appropriate regulations and good enforcement are the best way to guarantee circus animal welfare while safeguarding the future of the circus as an integral part of European culture. To this end, ECA has developed a Model Regulation that it offers to governments.  ECA’s Model provides general husbandry and veterinary requirements for animal care and welfare as well as requirements for safety, training, transport, registration, record-keeping, presentation and public interaction.  It also proposes the licensing of animal trainers based on the existing system in Germany.  To complement the Model, the ECA is developing Objective Indicators of Animal Welfare for species commonly found in the circus, following the approach advocated by the European Commission.


The European Circus Association represents the European circuses towards authorities and the general public. The ECA seeks to promote circus art and culture and to protect this important part of our common cultural heritage. ECA President Urs Pilz also serves as vice-president and artistic director of the International Circus Festival in Monte-Carlo. Nearly all renowned European circuses are members of the ECA.


Press inquiries:  ECA Brussels Representative


August 3rd.

Circus Dannebrog

Normally the Danish circus Dannebrog stays in Copenhagen for two weeks but on this tour here in 2009, Dannebrog will stay in the capital for three weeks. Dannebrog will arrive on the circus lot in the center of Copenhagen and have their first performance August 28th. with premiere at 19:00. Last performance will be Sunday September 20th. at 16:30. Dannebrog will not end their tour in Copenhagen and will continue west against their winter home in the southern part of Denmark. As usual the premiere in Copenhagen will be with a lot of invited guests around the ring.


In Scandinavian:


Normalt vil det Danske cirkus Dannebrog være I København I to uger men på denne turne her I 2009, vil cirkus Dannebrog blive I hovedstaden I tre uger. Dannebrog vil ankomme til fælledparken i midten af København og have deres første forestilling d. 28. august kl. 19:00. Sidste forestilling vil være søndag d. 20. august kl. 16:30. Dannebrog slutter ikke deres turne i København men drager videre imod deres vinter kvarter i det sydlige Jylland med enkelte forestillinger på vejen. Som sædvanligt vil der være inviterede gæster iblandt publikum ved premieren i København.





Circus in Denmark

 As usual it is possible to se the three biggest circuses in a weekend  because they all end their tours in Copenhagen or in the surroundings. The best possible suggestion for a circus weekend in Copenhagen is the weekend September 5th. and 6th. Here it is possible to see all three of them. A suggestion could be to see circus Benneweis  Saturday 5th. at 13:30 and it will be possible to reach Dannebrog in the middle of Copenhagen at 16:30. It is not a good idea to visit Dannebrog first because their performance is longer, giving your less time to reach the next performance. Sunday 6th. you can find the biggest circus in Scandinavia – circus Arena a little outside Copenhagen. Arena can be found in Koge (Køge) performance time at 15:00. There is direct tube train connection from Copenhagen with an 20. min interval – there is a 10 min. walk from the station to the circus lot. For more details about performance times please check the Danish circus page Circus in Denmark (


In Scandinavian:


Som sædvanligt er det muligt at se de tre største cirkus på en weekend, da de alle ender deres tur I København eller I området omkring København. Bedste forslag for en cirkus weekend er weekenden d. 5. og 6. september. Her er det muligt at se alle tre forestillinger lørdag og søndag. Et forslag kunne være at se cirkus Benneweis lørdag d. 5. kl. 13:30 på Bellahøj og det vil være muligt at nå cirkus Dannebrog kl. 16:30. Det er ikke en god ide at gøre det omvendt, da Dannebrogs forestilling er en del længere, hvilket giver mindre tid imellem de to shows. Søndag d. 6. ligger Skandinaviens største cirkus i Køge syd for København med forestilling kl. 15:00. Der er direkte S- togs forbindelse til Køge fra København med 20. min interval. Der er ca. 10 min. Gang fra stationen i Køge til cirkus pladsen. For flere detaljer om spilletider og turné kan man finde flere oplysninger på den Danske hjemme side – Cirkus i Danmark  (  


Circus Bernneweis presents

Duo Bobylev, Kim Kenneth and Jessica Gaveagna, Bambolina and Dodo, Rossi Hochegger

Bernhard and Melanie Kasselovski, Duo Pisarev, Olander, Jan Navratil and Roger Mettin.

Show presented by Kim Kenneth and Princess Maika.


Circus Arena presents.

Patrick Berdino, Barto, Rivelinos, MerryLu, Marc Geily, Karl Ramwell, Los Alamos, BobBon and Tiina,

Flying Mandonca, Caselly Family and Troupe Puyang.

Show presented by Benny Berdino.


Circus Dannebrog Presents

Cesare Togni, 4. Haddies, Kenny Quinn, Jones Togni, Posnas dogs, The Balders, Rogerio Concalves

Alison Togni and Flying Michaels

Show presented by Agnete Louise Enoch.


Welcome back.

Welcome back to Circus Scandinavia after a long summer break. Three weeks in Malaga without any circus (couldn’t find any) but now back to bring news from the fantastic world of circus.

 In Scandinavian:

 Velkommen tilbage til Cirkus Scandinavia efter en lang sommer pause. Tre uger i Malaga uden cirkus (kunne ikke finde nogen) – men nu tilbage med nyheder fra den fantastiske cirkus verden.