...;"> ''Circopedia was originally created with the support of the Big Apple Circus Ltd. and inspired and funded by the [http://www.sdrubin.org/ Shelley & Dona
...e was also a remarkable female impersonator and his act, which played with great artistry and flair on gender confusion, was and would remain unique.
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...ands, and two hundred wagons traveling by train were used to transport the circus equipment and house the personnel.
...I by Karel Kludský (Carl Kludsky, as he became known in the West-European circus business). From humble beginnings, Karel Kludský had managed to build one
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'''Eden Brothers''' Circus [http://www.edencircus.com/ www.edencircus.com]
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== THE FIRST CIRCUS IN AMERICA==
...t performance of Mr. John Bill Ricketts's company at the ''Circus''. The ''Circus'' was a roofless arena that could accommodate some eight-hundred spectators
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...e end of the eighteenth century (see ''[[Short History of the Circus]]''), circus performances were originally presented in buildings, either permanent struc
...ofitable, and they quickly prevailed: From roughly 1870 to 1930, they made circus the most popular performing art in America.
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...cus Arts. Its enormous success soon put the school in the shadows, and the circus took over as the principal activity of the organization. It became one of t
...’s prestigious Lincoln Center for The Performing Arts. The new Big Apple Circus quickly abandoned its spring-summer tours of the northeast United States an
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==Circus Owner, Equestrian==
Philip Astley (1742-1814) is considered the creator of the modern circus. He was born January 8, 1742 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, in the West Midlands,
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==Circus Owner, Animal Trainer, Actress==
...he golden age of Italian cinema. But it was also due to the quality of her circus.
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==Circus Owners, Equestrians, Animal Trainers, Acrobats, Aerialists==
...toured in about thirty countries. The Tognis have also always excelled in circus engineering: they are credited with several technical innovations, includin
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...nal clown character that stands as one of the twentieth century's greatest circus icons.
...s, the brothers began performing a trapeze act. Pedro later joined another circus, Circo Alegría, where he met—and later married—a French acroba
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...rcus troupe, where he learned a wide range of circus disciplines. (Amateur Circus troupes are the Russian equivalents of Youth Circuses—albeit at a muc
...he performed for twelve years, both in Russia and abroad with the [[Moscow Circus]].
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...echnique, which she developed quite by accident at the [[State College for Circus and Variety Arts]] in Moscow along with her teachers, [[The Durov Dynasty|T
...his wife, Klavdia, née Kazanskaya. Her parents had nothing to do with the circus: they came from peasant stock and both worked in a local factory.
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== Equestrian, Circus Owner ==
...estrians and traveling entertainers whose origins predate the birth of the circus. His parents, Luigi and Emma Zoppé, owned one of the numerous small circus
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[[Image:Circus_Nikulin_logo.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Circus Nikulin's logo]]
== The Circus On Tsvetnoy Boulevard ==
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...e world’s oldest extant circus building. It is also the world’s oldest circus still in activity: It opened its doors in 1852. Its address, at 110 rue Ame
...e (Paris)|Cirque Olympique]], located some five hundred yards from his new circus, on the portion of the Boulevard du Temple that disappeared in 1862 to give
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...Russia and Eastern Europe. His is by far the most famous (and most copied) circus clown in the world.
David is the first traditional circus auguste to have brilliantly synthesized the virtuosity of old musical augus
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...alented and charismatic performer, he was also, for circus enthusiasts and circus professionals around the world, one of the greatest animal trainers of the
[[File:Williamsbau_Koln.jpg|thumb|350px|left|Circus Williams in Cologne (1947)]]Max Gebel was drafted into the Wehrmacht and se
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=== From Ballet Dreams To Circus Challenges ===
...other, Martha Avdeeva, was a scion of the old [[The Avdeev Family|Avdeev]] circus family. Martha and her sister, Svetlana, had inherited the legendary "giant
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...928, in a family connected to show business and animals, albeit not to the circus: Heinz’s father was a movie stuntman who worked with horses for UFA in Be
...and he was drafted by the German Navy; he was subsequently captured by the American forces invading Germany, and interned in a prisoner camp installed on an ai
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...reatest Show On Earth''’s Blue Unit for the next three seasons. It was a great learning experience: Tom had become a bona-fide clown, and he liked it!
When his circus contract was over, he returned to the stage, but didn’t abandon clowning:
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