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  • ==Circus Websites== '''Eden Brothers''' Circus [http://www.edencircus.com/ www.edencircus.com]
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  • ...ailey]] in 2003-2004. Oleg's wife, Yana, also a graduate of Moscow's State Circus and Variety College, appeared with [[The Firebirds]]. ...d in Ankara, Turkey. In 2002, when they were featured with the [[Big Apple Circus]] in the United States, the troupe included Oleg Aniskin (principal catcher
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  • ...r mother, Gertrude, was a member of the [[Reichenback Family|Reichenbach]] circus family. A physically powerful woman, Gertrude acquired fame with an elegant ...lace, and a four-year contract with [[Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey]] Circus from 1928 through 1933. There, she occupied a center-ring position in a pro
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  • ==RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CLOWN COLLEGE== ...er of [[Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus]], with help from former Ringling clown and author/illustrator [[Bill Ballantine]], who became Clown College'
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  • ...ith Lubin's beloved character. However, he would returned to the Big Apple Circus for an ultimate bow for its Lincoln Center revival season in 2017. ...r the show's Clown Alley, principally taught its students how to become a "Ringling clown," able to work efficiently in the specific context of ''The Greatest
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  • ...seback, which won her the Dame du Cirque award at the 1989 [[International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo]]. ...performed their acts all over Europe, notably at [[Circus Roncalli]] and [[Circus Krone]] in Germany and [[Cirkus Benneweis]] in Denmark, as well as on stage
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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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  • ...the [[State College for Circus and Variety Arts (Moscow)|State College for Circus and Variety Arts]] in Moscow, where, under the tutelage of [[Tamara Babayan ...] from 1995-97, and appeared for the last time together at the [[Big Apple Circus]] in 1999, before parting ways.
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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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  • ==Juggler, Clown, Ringmaster, Circus Director== ...n after create the grassroots [[Pickle Family Circus]] and trigger the New Circus movement in the United States. Christensen and Pisoni, who had a comedy-jug
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  • ...939, in Cartagena, where she performed a small trapeze act in her father's circus, Circo Florida. A very strong girl, both physically and psychologically, Ma ...Florida was performing. Three years later, when Miro Papadopoulos sold his circus to his brother, Cristóforo Cristo, Mara was free to strike out on her own.
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  • ...on of a vaquero, Pedro Carrillo was born in 1947 in Colombia. He began his circus career as a roustabout in traveling circuses. In his spare time, he practic ...aniel Acosta seriously injured himself in a fall during a performance with Ringling Bros. Luis Posso, who was born to a family of Colombian high-wire artists,
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  • ...graduation, they furthered their training at Moscow's [[State College for Circus and Variety Arts]], where Tady created his teeterboard act in 1975. His tr ...rsatile performers, Tady and Teresa Wozniak also appeared at the Big Apple Circus in a bareback riding act in 1984.
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  • ...some legitimacy, the Flying Gaonas. And indeed, this has happened. To the circus world, however, there has been one and only one Flying Gaonas: the act in w Victor Gaona Murillo (1925-2016) was born to an old, prolific Mexican circus family that traces its roots to the Circo Gaona y León, created in 1891 by
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  • ...Barnum & Bailey]] Circus. His skills as a natural comedian let him to join Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's [[Clown College]], where he graduated in 1969. ...rcuses as [[Circus Krone]] in Germany, [[Circus Maximum]] in Sweden, and [[Circus Conelly]] in Switzerland.
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  • ...hipyard. Until the outbreak of WWII, Germany was the epicenter of Europe's circus and variety shows, and Jacobs's parents created a song-and-dance act which ...d Davis, who had signed a contract with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for the 1925 season.
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  • ...brated clown [[Lou Jacobs]] (1903-1992), was for decades associated with [[Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey]], where he performed from 1925 to 1985. Her moth ...orate costumes, and participating in ensemble aerial presentations. Jean's circus career was short-lived. On May 5, 1948, a few days after her debut at Madis
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  • ...arkably gifted Indian Woodlands elephant that Buckles had purchased from a circus in 1951 when she was five years old. By then, Anna May was thirteen, and Be ...arship for the University of South Florida, but he chose to go back to the circus instead, and to continue working with elephants.
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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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  • ...|Pedro Carrillo]]. When he was eighteen, Pedro, Jr. began his professional circus career as a catcher for the [[Flying Españas]]. Two years later, he joined Tatiana Scetkovska was born in Dagupils, Latvia. She began training in circus acrobatics when she was thirteen, eventually becoming a hugely skilled hand
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  • ...s|Pedro Carillo]]. When he was eighteen, Pedro, Jr. began his professional circus career as a catcher for the [[Flying Españas]]. Two years later, he joined Tatiana Scetkovska was born in Dagupils, Latvia. She began training in circus acrobatics when she was thirteen, eventually becoming a highly skilled hand
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  • ...re featured in the 116th edition of [[Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey]] Circus, where they performed several acts from their vast repertoire. Guiming Meng ...1991, became a U.S. citizen. He has been featured twice at the [[Big Apple Circus]], in 2004 and 2008.
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  • ...e ring crew. He also appeared as a plant in the audience for the Big Apple Circus’s trio of clowns, [[Carlo Pellegrini]] (Carlo), [[Michael Christensen]] ...d be, for the following five years, the iconic clown trio of the Big Apple Circus.
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  • ...nd Barnum & Bailey]], still known in that part of the world as simply "the Ringling Show." ...he was four. By the age of eleven, he was proficient in most of the basic circus disciplines and could hold his own in a flying-trapeze act.
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  • ...]] (1908-1976), a famous Russian illusionist who worked exclusively in the circus ring and—like his predecessor, the legendary [[Emil Kio]]—used In 1969, during an engagement at the Circus of Rostov-on-Don, Vladivien Levshin, who was the Rubanov Company’s acroba
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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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  • == The Circus On Tsvetnoy Boulevard == ...cus, is another one. And in Moscow, there is Circus Nikulin—"the Old Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard."
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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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  • ...ustrial city south of Moscow. She was not at first destined to work in the circus: She trained in ballet as a young girl and, after finishing high school, sh ...doves working together. She was soon noticed by the director of the Stage Circus of Rostov-on-Don, who signed Svetlana for his company, with which she worke
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  • ...he mid-sixties, a star fixture of [[Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey]] Circus. His daredevil manner—working on the high wire without a balancing po ...6, when impresario [[Clem Butson]], then producer of Blackpool’s [[Tower Circus]], gave "The Sensational Alzanas" (as Harold and his siblings had named the
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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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  • ...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 ...of the monumental [[Circus Busch]] in Berlin, and had reigned over a vast circus empire that included circuses in Altona, Hamburg, Breslau, and Vienna, and
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  • ...ow on Shakespeare’s clowns. As fate had it, he saw in a newspaper that [[Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey]] was holding auditions for its [[Clown College]] ...limited view. I was into theater…" Upon graduation (the year was 1979), Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey offered him a contract. Thus Tom Dougherty toured
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  • ...Rabenalt’s ''Die drei Codonas'' (1940)—a very rare occurrence for circus artists—and two romanticized biographies. Alfredo (1893-1937) and Abelardo ("Lalo," 1895-1951) Codona were born into a circus family. Their grandfather, Henry, came from a long line of Scottish showmen
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  • ..., was born in Switzerland to a circus family. Her father, Fredy Chy, now a circus agent, came from a famous troupe of German acrobats of Chinese descent, the ...ed an audience's favorite; she was featured a second time at the Big Apple Circus in 2011, in ''Dream Big''. Mei Ling has also appeared in major circuses and
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  • ...embers of the former Soviet Union have been the most inventive and skilled circus artists of the twentieth century, the Chinese, who come from a different, a ...lthough its artists perform acts of a similar genre and share with Western circus artists a similar background—that of the traveling fairground enterta
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  • ==Acrobat, Circus Owner, Animal Trainer== ...the greatest wild animal trainers of all times—and as such, a major circus star in Europe and America.
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  • Daniel grew up in the circus. He was still a teenager when he was hired by [[Jo Clavel]] to work in [[Je ...as lions were still bred. The following year (1971) Daniel Suskov made his circus debut with that group at [[Cirque Amar]], and then spent the 1972 and 1973
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  • ...trainer Fritz W. Schulz (1910-2010) was one of Australia's most celebrated circus personalities. He had a long and brilliant career that spanned six decades ===Circus Debut===
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  • ...the huge polar bears she eventually chose to present, and which made her a circus star all over Europe and in the United States. ...p novels: She took a job as an usher and cleaning woman with [[Jakob Busch|Circus Busch]], which was visiting Dresden in 1952. She was twenty-five, living ri
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  • ...Nona, their mother, was born [[The Bedinis|Bedini]], a celebrated Russian circus family of Italian origins. ...Moustier (c.1900)]]The first Dedessus le Moutier known to have joined the circus was a woman, Marie-Célestine, whose son, Alphonse, created the Cirque Mous
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  • ...Banola Troupe. Andrée adopted his name (as was the tradition then, in the circus, when a young performer had apprenticed to a famous master) when she starte ...ame for herself: Her handstand on her trapeze bar didn’t fail to impress circus professionals and aficionados, and her act continued to improve over the ye
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  • ...ith their parents, when the Cortes Troupe were contracted by [[Hoxie Bros. Circus]] to perform their high wire and flying trapeze acts. Young Robinson perfor ...pyramid with the [[The Wallenda Family|Wallendas]] at the [[International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo]] in 2004, along with his wife, Alida. (That year,
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  • ...gree of fame as an excellent jockey. Christine grandfather, Charles, ran a circus in France, which was also very popular in North Africa—in what were t ...ith the [[Mills Bros. Circus]]. He never left: In time, he created his own circus, which still tours successfully in the United States and Canada. Christine
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  • ...d has shared the role of "Grandma" with [[Barry Lubin]] at the [[Big Apple Circus]] in ''Big Top Doo Wop'' (2001-2002) and ''Dreams Of A City'' (2002-2003). ...h Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey, and has been featured in the Big Apple Circus production of ''Play On!'' in 2008-2009. He has written, performed and appe
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  • ...is native country. This radically changed David’s life: The circus was [[Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey]], and David was hired to perform capoeria and ac ...ix Flags amusement parks. In 2007, [[Bello Nock]] offered him to return to Ringling Bros. as his rigging assistant and partner, and for the next two years, Bel
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  • ...(1879-1956), who had married Giuseppina Travaglia, scion of an old Italian circus family. ...her training children at [[Sailor Circus]], the famous high-school amateur circus of Sarasota, of which Giustino was one of the principal teachers. Then and
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  • ...Atayde]] family, owners of Mexico’s oldest, largest, and most celebrated circus, Circo Atayde Hermanos. ...d hand balancer. He spent a large part of his childhood at the [[Big Apple Circus]], where his father was Performance Director, and his mother worked in an a
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  • ==Circus Owner and Director== ...unced the "Death of Britain’s Nº 1 Showman" and the "King of the Modern Circus," indicating the unrivalled position in which the showman was revered.
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  • ==Circus Owner and Director== ...break for National Service in the Royal Air Force. After the Bertram Mills Circus closed down in 1967, he and Cyril Mills remained close friends.''
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