photo: African Acrobat in Roskilde Christmas circus

Photo by Circus Scandinavia 2006 (C).


October 31st.


Congratulation to circus Baldoni director Thessa Daniella with her birthday to day. Thessa and René Marvin run the Danish circus Baldoni togheter. It is not polite to tell a woman's age but in 2009 Thessa will be 50.


In Scandinavian:


Tillykke til cirkus Baldoni direktøren Thessa Daniella med fødselsdagen I dag. Thessa og René Marvin driver til dagligt cirkus Baldoni. Det er ikke pænt at fortælle om en kvindes alder men i 2009 bliver Thessa 50 år.


Thessa Daniella and René Marvin



October 28th.


Congratulation to circus Dannebrog director Haddy Enoch with his 73 years today. The Birthday will be held at home with a lot of guests. Circus Scandinavia wishes a great day for Haddy Enoch.

In Scandinavian:

 Tillykke til cirkus Dannebrog director Haddy Enoch med sin 73 år I dag. Fødselsdagen bliver afholdt under private former med mange gæster. Cirkus Skandinavia ønsker Haddy Enoch en dejlig dag.



October 26th.

New review

A new review is added to the review pages and once again it is my very good circus friend Holger Gensel there is the guy behind. This time Holger has been in the German circus Herkules. The Review is in German only and can be found here


In Scandinavian:


Ny cirkus anmeldelse er lagt på anmelder siderne og endnu engang er det min gode cirkus ven Holger Gensel der står bag anmeldelsen. Denne gang har Holger besøgt det mindre Tyske cirkus Herkules. Anmeldelsen er på Tysk og findes her


October 22nd.


Congratulation to Isabella Enoch with her 47 years birthday today. Isabella is daughter of circus Dannebrog Director Haddy Enoch and Solveigh Enoch. Isabella has a long career as a trapeze artist but after a serious car accident in 2006 she has been working behind the scenes in circus Dannebrog and producing her own variety shows.


In Scandinavian:


Tillykke til Isabella Enoch med sine 47 år I dag. Isabella er datter af Cirkus Dannebrog direktør parret Haddy og Solveigh Enoch. Isabella har haft en lang karriere som artist men efter en alvorlig bilulykke i 2006, har Isabella arbejdet som kunstnerisk ansvarlig for cirkus Dannebrog samt produceret sit eget variete show.




October 20th.


The Casselly family will perform in the German circus Krone bnuilding in thier february program 2008. Casselly will perform their elephants and horses. Casselly´s has been with the Danish circus Arena in several years and will also be a part of circus Arena in the 2008 summer tour. Also in Krone we will find André the reprise clown as we could se in the Swedish circus Scott in 2003. Consuella Reyes seen in Scandinavia in several occasions and last time in Tivoli Garden in Copenhagen will also perform her nice antipode act here in Germany.


In Scandinavian:


Casselly familien vil optræde I det Tyske cirkus Krone bygning I deres februar program 2008. Casselly vil optræde med deres heste og elefanter- Casselly´s har været en del af det Danske cirkus Arena i flere år og vil også være en del i Arenas 2008 program. Også i Krone finde mand klovnen André som kunne ses i det Svenske cirkus Scott i 2003. Consuella Reyes er set i Skandinavien ved flere lejligheder , sidst da hun optrådte i Tivoli i København, vil også være en del af forestillingen med hendes flotte antipode nummer.


October 19th.

Eddy Carello


The juggler Eddy Carello from Switzerland is signed for the Italian circus Moira Orfei from December and 15 months ahead. Eddy Carello is one of the most fantastic juggler I ever has seen and his bouncing balls on the drums is just fantastic and very original. Eddy Carello was part of the Danish circus Dannebrog in 2006 and there is no doubt that visitors here remembers Eddy.


In Scandinavian:


Den Sweitiske jonglør, Eddy Carello har skrec vet kontrakt med det Italienske cirkus Moira Orfei fra december og 15 måneder frem. Eddy Carello er af de mest fantastiske jonglører jeg har set og især hans jonglering med bolde på trommesæt er både fantastisk og originalt. Eddy Carello var en del af det DAnslke cirkus Dannebrog tilbage i 2006 og der er ingen tvivl om at gæster i dette cirkus husker Eddy meget tydeligt

October 18th.

Elvis Errani

The 18 years Old Italian elephant trainer, Elvis Errani will be a part of the Dutch Christmass circus Ahoy. Elvis was a part of The Danish circus Dannebrog in the just ended 2007 tour. Premiere for Ahoy is December 21st running until December 30th. Maybe there is time for a visit in another Christmass circus , because Elvis two cousins Maicol and Guido Errani will perform in Heilbronner Christmas circus with their fantastic icarian games act. Heilbronner runs from December 19th until January 6th.


In Scandinavian:


Den 18 årige Italienske elefant træner, Elvis Errani, har skrevet kontrakt med det Hollandske jule cirkus Ahoy. Elvis var en del af det nyligt afsluttede sæson i det Danske cirkus Dannebrog. Der vil være premiere i Ahoy d.. 21. december og løber til 30. december. Muligvis er der tid til at besøge et andet  jule cirkus, da Elvis to fætre Maicol og Guido Errani optræder i Heilbronner jule cirkus, med deres helt enestående Icariske nummer. Heilbronner har forestillinger fra 19. december og løber frem til 6. januar 2008.





Senja Korkkula

The 19 years old artist Senja Korkkula from Findland will be a part of the youth circus competition “Cittá di Latina” i Italien. Senja will perform an aerial ring act. The opening for the competition is today and in the jury we find very well known circus people as Frank Keller from the German circus Krone and Enis Togni Director of the mighty Italian circus Americano.


In Scandinavian:


Den kun 19 årige Finske artist, Senja Korkkula vil være en del af ungdoms cirkus konkkurencen ”Cittá di Latina” i Italien. Senja vil optræde med et areail ring nummer. Konkurrencen starter i dag, hvor man finder prominente cirkus folk i Juryen som Frank Keller fra det Tyske cirkus Krone og Enis Togni, direktør for det enorme Italienske cirkus Americano



Circus Baldoni.

Circus Baldoni in Denmark are ready with their Christmass program. This year Baldoni will not do a tented performance ass last year but in sports arenas, culture houses etc. Baldoni will perform with two units, one in the western part and one in the eastern part of Denmark. The Barbie Family will end their contract on this tour after many years with Baldoni. The Barbie family has been a part of circus Baldoni since the start back in 2002 but they have now decided to try something else. Barbie family will perform their plate spinning and their living doll act. Anne and Anton perform two acts. A Rola rola act and a juggling act with the cigar boxes. It is Anton performing and Anna is the assistant. From Riga comes the Raymonds. Raymonds performs with mixed poodles in all sizes and a antipode act. David Hammarberg from Sweden is a very talented guy. David has just ended the summer tour with the Swedish circus Wiktoria. In 2006 he was a part of the youth competition “City of Latina” in Italy. David makes three different acts – A swinging trapeze, Tissue and handstand.


Debut in circus for the Danish magician Daniel Dim. Daniel is a young guy from Copenhagen and except for a few days in the Danish circus Dannebrog, Daniel has no experience in circus. Daniel is busy at the moment because it is expected that he will perform as a ventriloquist as well, an act he hasn’t done before. Martin Maiböll as we know from Baldoni 2007, where he performed several entrées will also be a part of the performance. Varadi seen in the Danish circus Krone a few years ago will perform Plate juggling and dogs.


Premiere November 30th.

More information can be found on Baldonis home page.


In Scandinavian


Cirkus Baldoni I Danmark er klar med deres jule cirkus program. I år har Baldoni besluttet ikke at lave forestilling i telt, som sidste år men i sports haller, forsamlingshuse mm. Baldoni vil præsenterer 2 side løbende forestillinger, en i det vestlige Danmark og en i det østlige. Dette vil samtidig være enden for Barbie familien i cirkus Baldoni. Barbie Family har været en del af Baldonis forestilling siden dennes start tilbage i 2002 og har nu besluttet sig til at prøve andre veje. Barbie family vil i denne sidste turne for Baldoni optræde med deres tallerken samt deres levende dukke nummer. Anna og Anton vil optræde med 2 forskellige entreer, Rola rola og jonglør, med Anton som aktøren og Anna som assistent. Fra Riga kommer, The Raymonds. Raymonds optræder med forskellige puddelhunde i alle størrelser og farver samt et antipode nummer. David Hammarberg fra Sverige er en yderst talentfuld ung artist. David har lige afsluttet sin turne med det Svenske cirkus Wiktoria. I 2006 var David en del af talent konkurrencen for unge artister ”City of Latina” i Italien. David kan lave tre forskellige entreer – svingende trapez, tissue og et håndstands nummer.


Debut i cirkus for den Danske magiker, Daniel Dim. Daniel er en ung fyr fra København og har endnu sin rigtige cirkus debut til gode når man ser bort fra et par enkelte optrædener i cirkus Dannebrog. Daniel har frygtelig travlt, da en del af hans optræden skal være som bugtaler, hvilket Daniel ikke har erfaring med. Martin Maiböll, som også var en stor del af Baldonis sommer turne, hvor han optrådte med en lang række repriser, vil også være en del af forestillingen. Varadi wer set før i det Danske cirkus Krone og her i Baldoni vil de optræde med hunde og et tallerken nummer.

Premiere d. 30. november.

Mere info kan hentes på Baldonis hjemmeside.


October 15th.

New review.


Just received a new review from my nice circus friend Holger Gensel in Germany. This time Holger has been through the German circus Probst (east). There are two circuses in Germany with the name Probst and they are called West Probst and East Probst. A review from west Probst can be found on the review pages and the new review from the East part can be found here. The reviews are in German language only.


In Scandinavian:


Lige modtaget er en ny anmeldelse fra min gode cirkus ven, Holger Gensel I Tyskland. Denne gang har Holger besøgt det Tyske cirkus Probst (Øst). Der findes to cirkus med det samme navn og de bliver kaldt henholdsvis Vest Probst og Øst Probst. En anmeldelse af west Probst kan findes på anmelder siderne og den nye anmeldelse fra øst Probst kan findes her. Anmeldelserne er begge skrevet på Tysk.


October 14th.

Press realese above on Scandinavian only.

Pressemeddelelse Cirkusmuseet september 2007


Oplev magien på Cirkusmuseet

Efterårsferien står i magiens tegn, når Cirkusmuseet byder indenfor til spændende trylleudstillinger og optræden med tryllekunstneren Michael Frederiksen.

Fra d. 15 til og med d. 18 vil du dagligt kl. 11 kunne se Danmarks bedste close-up tryllekunstner Michael Frederiksen også kendt som Trylle Michaels stærkt underholdende show, hvor han både fremviser sine talegaver og selvfølgeligt sine uovertrufne magiske evner. Close up magi kræver stor fingerfærdighed og evnen til at trylle i et højt tempo, hvilket Michael Frederiksen i den grad besidder, så der er garanti for en på opleveren. Entréen til showet er inkluderet i entréprisen til museet..


Snyd og bedrag

Den faste vending om, at verden vil bedrages, og det bliver den, kommer fuldt ud til sin ret i Cirkusmuseets trylleudstillinger. Her bliver du ”bedraget” af Jørgen Samsons unikke blomsternummer, hvor 42 kilo bestående af blomster og borde bliver tryllet frem fra hans smoking eller af Truxas fantastiske tankelæsernummer. Især Truxa opnåede stor berømmelse for sit nummer, som i lige så høj grad kunne tilskrives hans kone Gullis evner som tankelæser. Hun var blandt andet i stand til at gætte navne på bibliotekskort, cifre på pengesedler eller en genstands oprindelsesland! Historien om nummeret og om Truxa kan du høre dagligt kl. 13 fra mandag til torsdag i ferien, hvor den vil blive fortalt i udstillingen omgivet af en række af Truxas rekvisitter.


Museet holder åbent hele efterårsferien fra kl. 11-15, dog lukket på lørdage. Billetter til Trylle Michaels show kan reserveres ved henvendelse til museet på tlf. 36 78 69 67 eller e-mail:



October 8th.

New circus Photo magazine

Circus Photo magazine has their issue number 15 on the streets. This magazine is in a very nice quality and shows us a lot of outside pictures from different circuses in Europe. This includes trucks, tent, animals etc. 44 pages in full colour and in this issue there is included 13 pages from the Italian circus Medrano. From other circuses can be mentioned Arlette Gruss, Herman Renz, Pinder, Alberti, Charles Knie and a lot of other nice stuff.  No pictures from Scandinavia in this issue but I´m sure the author, Leendert Bedijn would be more than happy for your contributions. Subscription is 25 Euro for four issues, outside Europe it is 35 Euro and overseas 40 Euro. A single issue is 7,50 Euro. For more information please email Leendert here


In Scandinavian:


Cirkus Photo magazine er nu ude med deres udgave nummer 15. Dette magasin er i en meget fin kvalitet og viser rigtig mange udendørs billeder af mange forskellige Europæiske cirkus. Dette inkluderer, lastbiler, telt, dyr og meget mere. 44 sider i fuld farve og i denne udgave er der inkluderet ikke mindre end 13 sider med det Italienske cirkus Medrano. Fra andre cirkus kan nævnes Arlette Gruss, Herman Renz, Pinder, Alberti, Charles Knie og masser af andet spændende. Ingen fotos fra Skandinavien i denne omgang men jeg er sikker på at udgiveren, Leendert Bedijn, vil være glad for netop dine billeder. Abonnement på dette blad er 25 Euro for 4 magasiner, uden for Europa stiger prisen til 35 Euro og i USa og østen løber prisen op i 40 Euro. En enkelt udgave koster 7,50 Euro. For mere information kan Leendert kontaktes på denne email.




In July 2007, the European Circus Association (ECA) established a partnership with the French     

Association Syndicale des Propriétaires Exploitants Chapiteaux  (ASPEC).  


Under the leadership of Président Jack Mervil, ASPEC has been instrumental in demonstrating to French authorities that the materials used for modern circus tents do not create a risk of fire; all circus tents are now made of material that will neither burn nor melt.


This development guarantees public safety to such an extent that the French authorities now accept it is no longer necessary to have a fireman on standby, resulting in substantial savings for French circuses


In cooperation with ECA, ASPEC  now is working to set up new ‘verification offices’ in all European countries.  


This work contributes to  ECA’s long-held objective to unify safety regulation of circuses in all European countries.   According to ECA Managing Director Arie Oudenes, “ECA is pleased to work with ASPEC, whose status and influence provide us with a strong partner in working towards simpler and more harmonious safety rules for circuses throughout the EU.”              




FOR MORE INFORMATION on this story and on the ECA and its work,

please contact:

Mr Arie Oudenes, Managing Director, ECA,

De Lagune 24, 3823 DS Amersfoort,  The Netherlands

Tel: 00 31 33 455 35 69 / 00 31 625 01 34 36 /





The European Circus Association will be out and about over the next months, taking part in circus Festivals and holding open meetings to help and advise members and non-members.


On Monday 22 October at the Latina Festival, members of the Ente Nationale Circhi will hear an update of ECA activities and plans.  That same afternoon, ECA will host  a general discussion about organising a European Circus Day.


The ECA will contribute to the Colloquium in Wiesbaden on 2 and 3 November.   Laci Endresz from Britain’s Blackpool Tower Circus will be the keynote speaker as the meeting discusses “Artistic Trends and Developments”.


On 14 November, the ECA will host an informal meeting at the Circus Victor Hugo Cardinali in Lisbon, Portugal.  The session aims to put us in touch with Portuguese circus people, and we will also open contact with the Portuguese Government regarding the regulation of circus animals.


On 20 November, there will be a similar presentation at the Nikulin Circus in Moscow.  Russian Federation circuses are invited, and the ECA will give details of Western requirements concerning the training, care and transport of circus animals. 


The ECA will follow up last year’s successful Paris meeting with a further session in the French capital, hosted this year by Cirque Arlette Gruss on 10 December.   ECA will give details of its progress and its ongoing work, and the meeting will enhance insight into the situation in France concerning animals in the circus.       


On 18 and 19 January next, the ECA  continues its series of Symposia in connection with the Monte Carlo Circus Festival.   After a members’ Meeting on the morning of 18 January, the 2008 Symposium will take place that afternoon.   Confirmed speakers include Mr Bernard Petiot, Vice-President of Cirque du Soleil for Casting and Performance, who will speak about the international implications of casting of circus artists. The Circus Federation of Australasia Inc will present information about the situation of circuses in Australia and New Zealand.  A number of others from the international circus community also are invited to give an in-depth picture of the state of circus around the world.


The ECA’s programme of international meetings continues during the Budapest Circus Festival in January 2008.  The ECA will organise a study meeting in cooperation with Maciva on Monday morning 28 January. The central theme will be education in circuses. Attention will be given to the education of circus children and the professional training of circus artists.


FOR MORE INFORMATION on this story and on the ECA and its work,

please contact:

Mr Arie Oudenes, Managing Director, ECA,

De Lagune 24, 3823 DS Amersfoort,  The Netherlands

Tel: 00 31 33 455 35 69 / 00 31 625 01 34 36 /



October 7th.

Carmen Rhodin

The Swedish circus Brazil Jack director, Carmen Rhodin, has been chosen to be a part of the jury in Massy circus festival 2008. It is circus festival number 16 and takes place from January 10th. until January 13th. Lots of nice artists in this festival and a few of them, very well known here in Scandinavia. Krenzola JR. with his very mixed animals could be seen in the Danish circus Arena back in 2004. It was also possible to see Krenzola in 2006, where he worked in the German circus Busch Roland, when they were visiting the area close to the Danish border. The Russian dog trainers “Menestrelli” has just ended their tour with the Danish circus Benneweis where they also performed in 2003. In 2004 they were a part of the Norwegian circus Merano. Dalian bicycle girls are a part of Massy circus festival and this troupe could be seen this season in the Swedish circus Maximum.


In Scandinavian:


Den Svenske cirkus Brazil Jack direktør, Carmen Rhodin, er blevet udvalgt til at være dommer ved den årlige Massy cirkus festival 2008. Det er festival nummer 16 i rækken og finder sted fra d. 10. til d. 13. januar 2008. Rigtig mange fantastiske artister er en del af denne event og enkelte er ganske velkendte her i Skandinavien. Krenzola JR. blev sidst set tilbage i 2004, hvor han optrådte med sine mange forskellige dyr, i det Danske cirkus Arena. Det var også muligt at se Krenzola i 2006, hvor han arbejdede i det Tyske cirkus Busch Roland der turnerede meget tæt på den Danske grænse. Det Russiske par ”Mennestrelli” og deres elegante hunde nummer kunne ses i den netop afsluttede turne med cirkus Benneweis i Danmark. De kunne også ses i samme cirkus tilbage i 2003 og i 2004 vendte de nord på og var en del af det Norske cirkus Merano. Dalian bicycle girls, er også en del af Massy cirkus festival og disse elegante piger var en del af det Svenske cirkus Maximum her i 2007.



October 5th.

Katja Enoch.

The Danish horse trainer and artist, Katja Enoch has been contracted for Staatcircus van Moskou in Holland. Katja Enoch will perform her horses from circus Dannebrog. The contract runs from December 19th. until January 13th. 2008.


In Scandinavian:


Den Danske heste træner og artist, Katja Enoch, har skrevet kontrakt med Staatcircus Van Moskou I Holland. Her vil Katja præsentere sine heste fra cirkus Dannebrog. Kontrakten løber fra 19. december indtil d. 13. januar 2008.



October 2nd.

Nice tour for Baldoni

The Danish circus Baldoni has just returned from their tour on Faro islands. The director couple Thessa and René Baldoni reports that the tour has been a great success, with some sold out performances. Most success was taken home by the African acrobats “The Mombassa boys”. Now there will be a little break for the Baldoni people before they will be ready for the Christmas tour


In Scandinavian:


Det Danske cirkus Baldoni er netop returneret fra Færøerne. Direktør parret Thessa og René Baldoni, rapporterer at turnéen har været en stor succes med en del udsolgte forestillinger. Størst succes blev tildelt de Afrikanske akrobater ”Mombasa boys”. Nu vil Baldoni folkene holde en lille men velfortjent pause, før starten på Baldonis jule cirkus turné.

October 1st.

Roncalli Performance DVD out now

The new German circus Roncalli DVD is out now. The DVD is recorded in the Roncalli Jubilee year here in 2007, where Roncalli has been on the road for 30 years. This is not a review of the performance but the quality and what we find on the DVD. This DVD is the first from Roncalli including full performance. Before this release it has been possible to find DVD´s made in Roncalli but not the performance. Last year Ronclai released their second DVD called” Höhner Rockin´ Roncalli show”  , a very well known German pop orchestra, spiced up with a few artists from current Roncalli tour. This new DVD is the pure thing, a 30 years anniversary with the full Roncalli performance. Lots of top artists on the DVD as David Larible, the Italian star clown, just went back from many years in the huge American circus  “Ringling Bros”. The double antipode act with Maryiana and Svetlana, Duo Minasov with their tempo quick change act, seen in Benneweis in 2004, Encho with his outstanding handstand act, seen in Circus Arena performing in the 2006 season. Duo Sorellas and their double trapeze act. Konstantin Mouraviev with the funny German wheel act. Trio Belissimo with a combined acrobat and contortion act. Sarah Houcke with liberty horses. Yuri with an high school act. Picaso JR. with an outstanding and very special juggling act. Picaso JR. will be a part of the Danish circus Arena in 2008.


The DVD is filled up with star artists and the special atmosphere we can find in this fantastic circus. The sound on the DVD is very strange because the quality is too good to be truth. It is very difficult to record a perfect sound in circus but here it is perfect. I’m sure that the original sound has been over dubbed on most of the DVD.


The picture qualities are absolutely okay but in some occasions there are so called white faces. Here we don’t think at the clown but what happens when there is too much light and their faces went to white areas. It is a common problem when you record circus on DVD. but the problem can be solved.


Overall it is a great DVD worth all the 19 Euro + P and P. It would be fantastic if other circuses would take op the idea and make a DVD out of their performances.


Running time 130 min, including lots of extra material.




Long time since last statistic for circus Scandinavia. There is no doubt that the page is used all over the world. 109 different countries are represented as guests at the pages - that is a lot. Lots of readers come from Scandinavia – well not a surprise when we are writing about Scandinavian circuses. The page with most visitors is of cause the front page, where the counter is placed, next is the menu page and then of cause the news page. The news page has been read by 70695 guests from September 1st. until September 27th. Other examples are that Baldonis video clips have been shown more than 700 times in September. Jimmy Enochs bicycle act is shown more than 500 times. I’m very satisfied and I hope you are satisfied with Circus Scandinavia as well.


In Scandinavian


Lang tid siden siden de sidste statistikker for Cirkus Scandinavia. Der er ingen tvivl om at siderne bliver læst over hele verden. Ikke mindre end 109 forskellige lande har været gæster på Cirkus Scandinavia her i september måned. Rigtig mange læsere er selvfølgelig her fra Skandinavien – vel ingen overraskelse når der skrives om Skandinaviske cirkus. Siden med flest besøgende er selvfølgelig indgangssiden, hvor også besøgstælleren er placeret, næst mest besøgte side er Menuen og derefter ikke overraskende nyhedssiderne. Nyhedssiden fra 1. september til 27. september er besøgt af ikke mindre end 70695 gæster. Et andet spændende eksempel er at cirkus Baldonis lille Video (i øvrigt lavet af cirkus Scandinavia) er set mere end 700 gange i september måned. Således er også video clips med Jimmy Enoch og hans cykel nummer set mere end 500 gange her i september. Det er et meget tilfredsstillende besøgs tal på siderne og samtidig håber jeg på at i derude også er glade for cirkus Scandinavia