KRIS KREMO – Juggler
By Dominique JandoBéla Kremo, a former icaristAcrobat who juggle another acrobat with his feet. See Icarism, Risley Act. whose "Gentleman Juggler" act was famous the world over, and his wife Marianne, née Kalbitz, both Swiss citizens. Kris went to school in Switzerland, often joining during his summer vacations the circuses his father toured with. There he learned various circus disciplines, which he performed with other circus kids in amateur shows--and there his father began training him as a juggler, discouraging him to pursue an acrobatic career. Kris's juggling education was carried out the rest of the year through written instructions his father sent him by mail. (Béla Kremo checked his son's progress each time he returned home.)
At 15, Kris began juggling in amateur shows, before turning professional a few years later. In 1970, at age 19, he partnered with his father Béla in an act in which father and son performed the same routine in unison and at dizzying speed, with series of three objects (three balls, three hats, three cigar boxes...) that were Béla Kremo's trademark. Kris Kremo began his solo career in 1975, and signed his first circus season with the Blackpool Tower Circus in England. His success was immediate, and he embarked onto a brilliant international career with an act reminiscent of his father's, but significantly improved----notably with triple and quadruple pirouettes while juggling his cigar boxes.
Kris Kremo has performed for Queen Elizabeth of England and King Carl Gustav of Sweden, and has been featured for a record eleven consecutive years (1978-1989) at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. An American and Swiss citizen, Kris Kremo is married to Russian hula-hoop artist, Yelena Larkina.