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Last updated : 28. March 2020

27 March 2020

Changed season opening. Due to the corona situation, the Danish circuses have decided to push the opening days. Here's a status as of March 27 at 4 p.m. There may have been later changes.

Circus Arena hopes to premiere in Horsens on April 16. Subject to changes due to the corona situation. The cancelled performances in Copenhagen in March and April have been moved to August 20-30.

Circus Arli has chosen to postpone the premiere of their 50th anniversary performance until further notice.

Circus Baldoni hopes to start the season on April 25 in Roskilde. Subject to changes due to the corona situation.

Zirkus Barnly has chosen to take a break in 2020 and will therefore not be on the roads until 2021.

Danish Circus Krone, which paused in 2019 but had announced to tour again this year, has yet to announce the premiere date.

Circus Mascot has postponed their premiere until further notice.

Zirkus Nemo has pushed the premiere until May 14 in Herning. Subject to changes due to the corona situation

Circus Trapez hopes to premiere April 17 in Esbjerg. Subject to changes due to the corona situation

Wallmans in the Copenhagen Circus Building has cancelled all performances until 29 May.

The Circus Museum in Hvidovre, Copenhagen, is closed until April 14, 2020. The closing period may be extended.

The circus museum in Rold has, as always, closed winter until May 1st. The closing period may be extended.

Celebration of World Circus Day is in Denmark is pushed from April 18 to August 15. The day is usually celebrated all over the world the third Saturday in April by initiative of Federation Mondiale du Cirque. Due to the corona pandemic they have cancelled for the 18 April the WORLD CIRCUS DAY 2020 celebrations but leaves open the possibility to find an appropriate date in the autumn to held WCD 2020. The Federation writes:

Unprecedented situation requires unprecedented actions. COVID-19 has shaken the World and our life suddenly has changed from one week to another. Due to the pandemic all cultural events are cancelled; circuses had to close or postpone the opening of their season. Schools, universities, museums and public places are shut down too until further notice. Life is on a standstill for an uncertain time.

The Federation is very concerned about the wellbeing of the people of the circus, the artists, and the animals and about the future of the community. Circuses, artists and collaborators do face very difficult days as their livelihood and future are under attack. This happen to all who are engaged in performing arts. Culture is a promoter of the society and we have to safeguard it in the toughest times too.
FMC in collaboration with its members urges politicians, national governments to ease the losses our industry faces. Solidarity and coordinated actions are more important than ever among the stakeholders to raise attention and urge the governments to provide temporally financial support to the cultural sector, circuses included.

Under such circumstances the FÉDÉRATION MONDIALE DU CIRQUE feels responsible and obliged to CANCEL for the 18 April the WORLD CIRCUS DAY 2020 celebrations. Thanks for the registrations already done on FMC’s website before the outbreak of the epidemics. We hope and wish that the pandemic finishes the soonest possible, and soon after normal activities could be recovered.
The Federation leaves open the possibility to find an appropriate date in the autumn to held WCD 2020 when we could demonstrate the unity of the circus community after the disastrous days celebrating together by paying tribute in a festive manner to our art-form.

Circus faced huge troubles many times in the 250 years of its modern history. But the circus people’s endurance, devotion and capability always had been the token to overcome the problems.

Take care and stay safe!

In What’s On we try to bring a weekly updated overview of premiere dates and tour plans. Further deferral of the opening days may be made at short notice.

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26 March 2020

Norwegian Circus Arnardo cancels this year's tour. The Corona crisis means that the large Norwegian circus is now giving up to tour in 2020.They write (my translation):

Circus Arnardo must cancel this year's season after a stop order. Now the announced cultural compensation from the government will be decisive for our possibility to be back in 2021.

The promised compensation scheme for cultural organizers is therefore our only hope. Without compensation, we can drop completely to consider a tour in 2021, Are Arnardo says.

Photo from 2017. Photographer Thorbjørn Klæbo Flo

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24 March 2020

World Circus Day celebrations is postponed to August 15. Danish Circus Friends Association had as usual cooperation with the Circus Museum in Hvidovre, Copenhagen, and Circus Baldoni planned to celebrate the annual World Circus Day on April 18. But it seems unrealistic due to the corona situation. They have therefore pushed the celebration of the day until Saturday 15 August.

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22 March 2020

Obituary: Rud Kofoed. The Danish Circus Award writes:

We just received the sad news that our board member Rud Kofoed died earlier today after a cardiac arrest. He was 74 years old. He was educated at the Danish School of Media and Journalism and was for many years a regular theater, revue and circus reviewer for the leading Danish Tabloid Ekstra Bladet, which until his death he was affiliated with on a freelance basis.

For many years Rud and his wife Trine was regular guest at the Circus Festival in Monte Carlo. This was also the case in January this year.

Rud had a genuine interest for circus and acrobats, and he was therefore an obvious candidate as a board and jury member when the Danish Circus Award 2016 was re-established after lying dormant for 47 years.

Rud - you will be missed

R.I.P

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20 March 2020

The Corona situation means that all the Danish circuses which should have started the season in March have postponed their opening day. In What’s On we try to bring an updated overview of premiere dates and tour plans. Further deferral of the opening days may be made at short notice.

As in so many other industries, the corona hits the circus industry hard. Once the season starts, there may be problems with bringing artists and tent workers to the country, which may necessitate changes in the programs and make it difficult to move tents from lot to lot.

We hope that all circuses will make it and stand up to the difficult time we have to go through. We send the best thoughts to all of them and look forward to seeing you in circus.

Circuses has also postpones their season start in the rest of the Nordic countries. Norway's two circuses, Agora and Arnardo, have both postponed the season start indefinitely. The same goes for Swedish Circus Olympia. Circus Brazil Jack will probably not publish a tour list before the situation is clarified, and the same goes for the small Circus Rhodin.

In addition to the three mentioned Swedish circus, Sweden is this year once again visited by the small German Circus Popcorn, which since 7 March has visited some cities in the southern part of Sweden, often with ticket sales in local supermarkets. I don't know if the still are on tour.

It is the Weisheit family who formerly run Circus Mustang, which travels with a small red and white tent and a few horses. Martin Lasson Berglund explains: "Circus Mustang was banned in Sweden in 2005 after a number of comments on animal husbandry, but the ban only applied for a certain time and after the ban expired, the circus has toured in Sweden ising the name Mustang or Popcorn but with fewer animals".

Circus Popcorn poster and tent. Note the text on the poster saying you cannot pay with a credit card. Photos: Martin Lasson Berglund

The large Finnish Circus Finlandia has canceled all performances in April.

Cirque du Soleil should in April and May have visited Copenhagen, Herning and Gothenburg with the performance Cortoe. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has however temporarily suspended Corteo and a number of other shows.

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2 March 2020

Before Europe seriously noticed the scourge of the corona, my faithful correspondent in Paris Zarro Zarro sent me the write up below. It may take a while before there are further shows to report from Paris, where almost everything is shut down. “When all this is over, be sure that there will come write ups again !!” Zarro Zarro promise.

IT ALL HAPPENS IN PARIS -- there are always theatrical experiences:

COMEDIE SAINT MICHEL proudly presents L'OPERA MAGIQUE , by and with MICHEL ANDRE DRODE, who as the singer/magician ALFREDO features an interpretation of GUISEPPE VERDI'S opera  LA TRAVIATA, in a way that the children can understand.

All photos by courtesy of Michel-André Drode

This masterpiece by GUISEPPE VERDI (1813-1901) is adapted to the situation today, leaving a great impression, as it is offered by COMEDIE SAINT MICHEL, a rather small theatre, sporting several stages, all having a proper performance surface, curtain and a modern PA-system.

We were treated to a piece of theatrical opera, having musical interludes, by ALFREDO who possesses a fabulous mimicry, dressed in the fashion of that time, wearing a wig, a good make up and beautiful props for the magical stunts, whereof  THE TABLE FLOATING IN MID AIR got a lot of admiration.

The magical stunts are all very visual, colorful and amazing, the entire show is enhanced by an elegant lightning.

The point of interest is that here both kids and parents get a LIVE theatrical experience, as opposed to electronic entertainment - I find this - important !!

It was raining a lot, but the audience was on the spot - you go to the theatre in Paris that has 100 theatres,  - - a tradition still live and kicking -  since MOLIERE'S time !

Absolutely worth seeing !!

IT ALL HAPPENS IN PARIS !!!

See more: www.comediesaintmichel.fr

Venue: Theatre  COMEDIE SAINT MICHEL, 95 Boulevard Saint Michel, 75005 Paris.

Metro: Cluny Sorbonne.

...........................................  reported by  ZARRO ZARRO.

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27 February 2020

Obituary: Miller Benneweis. Miller Benneweis passed away on 21 February after a long time of illness. He was 62 years old. His baptismal name was Michael, but he was never called anything other than Miller. As the son of Sonny Benneweis and his first wife Lis Tolver Jensen, he was, so to speak, born to a life in circus. Like his father, he became an animal trainer and, in particular, casted his love on the horses, while his older brother Kim was more to elephants. However, there were a couple of seasons where Miller presented elephants in the Copenhagen Circus Building. But it was first and foremost the horses he became known for.

He made his debut as a horse trainer in Circus Benneweis tent in 1974, only 16 years old. The following year he was in the Copenhagen Circus Building, which was then run by Eli Benneweis, with both horses and elephants. Until 1995 he worked for Cirkus Benneweis, from 1987 together with his wife Anjes. They always presented elegant acts with beautiful and well-groomed horses. After the 1995 season, he left Circus Benneweis, and the marriage to Anjes didn't last either. From 1998 to 2001 he presented liberty horses in Circus Arena. In 2004 he was responsible for the horse acts in Circus Dannebrog. He has since worked as caretaker etc. in Circus Dannebrog's winter quarters.

Miller as many Danes remember him, here in Circus Benneweis in 1991 together with his wife at that time Anjes.

The funeral service took place on Thursday, February 27 from the chapel on Hørregårdsvej in Haderslev. It became a worthy farewell to Miller. In attendance were amongst others Miller's siblings Kim and Jaqueline, his nephew and niece Dawid and Nadia Benneweis, Miller's son Joshua and his family, as well as members of the Enoch and Steckel families. The elephant and horse trainer Sonny Frankello was also present. There were flowers from amongst others his former wife Anjes and their son Mike, both of whom are living in Anjes’ native country Holland.

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25 February 2020

The Last Circus Princess is a new Swedish documentary about Diana Rhodin and her adopted daughter Simone and the small Circus Rhodin. In the press release the film is presented as follows (my translation):

Circus Rhodin is a small touring circus that every year is on tour in the southern part of Sweden. The lot where they put up their tent becomes a temporary residence. Simona is the seventh generation circus princess. She grew up on the circus, which today is run by her mother Diana and she has never worked anywhere else. The Last Circus Princess is a close-up portrait of a young woman and an extinct art form. We have to go backstage and follow the daily work to make the circus survive. The fight, the bodies and the love. A few years ago the three generations toured with the circus, now they are two. Is Simona the last one?

The film is in Swedish and English with English subtitles.

The film is directed by Åsa Sjöström and produced by Danish Ove Rishøj Jensen. It runs for 58 minutes and premiered in late January in connection with the Gothenburg Film Festival. It will also be shown in connection with the Tempo documentary film festival in Stockholm, which will be held from March 2 to 8. It will probably later be shown on Swedish TV.

Press photo for the film. The tent is one of Danish Circus Arli's old tents which Diana Rhodin bought a few years ago.

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24 February 2020

Kenny Quinn to Kerstcircus Haarlem. In the Netherlands, there are more visitors to the Christmas circuses than to the circus that tour in the summer season. One of the most successful Christmas Circuses is Kerstcircus Haarlem, which in 2019/20 had more than 24,000 visitors to their performances. For the upcoming season, which runs from 18.12.2020 to 3.01.2021, they have among other artist booked the Danish gentleman thief Kenny Quinn. For Kenny's, it's a re-contract as he and Mrs. Joan were also was in Haarlem in the winter of 1996/97.

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24 February 2020

Circusland - Winter holidays 2020. Jacob Boas Leitisstein has visited Circusland in Circus Arena’s winter quarters and writes (my translation):

As always during the winter holiday Circusland in Slagelse offered a lot of different shows. The theme was again built around the characters from the fairy-tale country Esdelot with Mister Tik Tak (Brian Behrendt) and Madame Betty (Suzanne Berdino) as the focal point.

On the new stage, built on top of the old sea lion pool, you could see an acrobat show with Madame Betty as ringmistress. In the show we met the clown Figaro, who had various small run-ins during the show: a short version of "you must not play here", an entrée with juggling with fire and finally the well-known entrée with the song "Save Your Love".

The clown Figaro. All photos: Jacob Boas Leitisstein

The show also featured a comic knock about act with Duo Parchenko and line dance with circus princess Ida. Like the clown Figaro the magic duo Biasini presented a number of short magic acts between the other acts.

The acrobat show ended with a nice sword balance act performed by Maria Bizzario. There were both sword balance on stage and walking up and down a ladder.

Maria Bizzario

As usual Circus Landino was also ready with a new performance during the winter holidays. The show started out with Anna Kucherenko, who showed great acrobatics in pole. Then came the circus award winner, Charmaine Berdino, in the ring and presented liberty dressage with her horses Inferno and Orion.

In 2018 Charmaine Berdino received the Talent Prize from the Danish Circus Award

The next feature was with the clown Figaro, who showed the entrée with bath and shark. Afterwards it was time for an old acquaintance from the Landino performances: foot juggling with Silvana Biasini. After her the clown Figaro was back.

Duo Parchenko then presented really strong partner acrobatics. A nice number!

The show then ended with a preview of an act from Circus Arena's forthcoming 2020 performance: Arena's great black Frisian horses presented by Laura Berdino.

During the day, Mister Tik Tak also presented two small children's shows on the small stage in the playground. Here you could e.g. see a balloon show and hula hoop with Charmaine Berdino.

Mister Tik Tak aka Brian "Briano" Behrendt. Click here to see more photos from Circusland.

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23 February 2020

IT ALL HAPPENS IN PARIS  --  people visit the theatres  --  it is an old tradition still alive and kicking since MOLIERE'S days -- here we find a great number of theatres, also minor ones, that perform in the afternoons offering plays and specialty acts to the great joy of children - and their parents!

THEATRE CLAVEL actually presents PAUL MAZ - magic entertainer using mainly paper, the entire program is conceived using paper as material.

Photo by courtesy of Paul Maz

PAUL MAZ is also a fascinating FAIRY TALE TELLER, that is clear from his way of talking to his audience using an expressive and sympathetic mimicry, his program has a rather low rythm making it possible even for the smallest fry to follow the action.

His playing the CONCERTINA gives a nice break among all the magical stunts.

Photo by courtesy of Paul Maz

This instrument is nicely colored red, the music contributes to make this program original.

The stage setting is created using palms and other trees in many colors, everything is made from paper and at the very start, when PAUL MAZ magically produces a goldfish,  the children react nicely - and so do their parents !

A great many clocks are produced from a very small paper bag, all are eager to mount on stage to help  PAUL MAZ - this is called INTERACTION !!

An excellent ORIGINAL MAGIC SHOW - well worth seeing! Until 28 March she show can be seen every Satyrday at 16:30.

See more: www.paulmaz.fr

Venue:  THEATRE CLAVEL, 3 rue  CLAVEL, 75019 Paris. Metro: PYRENEES.

THEATRE ALAMBIC proudly presents actor, artist and magic entertainer OWAN NEMO who features his show: "ET TOUT CELA POUR DES CHAMPIGNONS", free translation: "OUT IN THE FOREST TO PICK MUSHROOMS".

The title refers to his entrance stunt, where he, to much laughter, manipulates mushrooms, like sponge balls/ used by magicians/.

Photo by courtesy of Owan Nemo

THEATRE ALAMBIC, mentioned earlier, is a minor theater, well equipped, sporting a good stage, excellent PA-system, an elegant curtain and comfy seats, thus all programs are well

catered for, the various programs have their own stage decorations, with OWAN NEMO we see -- a forest where we can take a walk, while picking mushrooms!

OWAN NEMO features his nice program, talking slowly and gently to the small fry, they can thus follow while feeling confident and safe, an important element as many of them see a magical play - for the first time!

Photo by courtesy of Owan Nemo

A lot of INTERACTION is used, and within this safe bubble, the small ones don't hesitate to come up on stage - to "help out".

OWAN NEMO has an expressive mimicry and a gentle way to handle the kids, they all have a good time, laughing heartily, it is LIVE together with a present artist -- a great change from all that is electronics !!

ORIGINAL -SYMPATHETIC -  ABSOLUTELY WORTH SEEING !!

See more: http://owan-nemo.fr

Venue: Theatre Alambic, 12 rue Neuve de la Chardonniere,  75018 PARIS. Metro: SIMPLON.

THEATRE DES BELIERS PARISIENS proudly presents a magic show, by and with SEBASTIEN MOSSIERE, who performs a show that is interesting, funny and sympathetic, during 1 hour.

Photo by courtesy of Sebastien Mossiere

The show is named L'ECOLE DES MAGICIENS /SCHOOL FOR MAGICIANS/.

After a surprising entrance, SEBASTIEN MOSSIERE treats us to minor and major illusions, including hilarious elements, a dove turns into 2 by looking at a mirror, the mathematic riddle where a number of figures are mixed up, but at last they remain in good order.

Everything is performed using INTERACTION, some children are invited up on stage to ....help the performer, it is sympathetic, funny and does indeed stimulate the kids' imagination.

All and sundry of the kids respond with great laugther, seeing that  LIVE ENTERTINMENT  can well compete with the electronic one!

Photo by courtesy of Sebastien Mossiere

The parents are always happy, seeing their offspring having a great time!

Absolutely worth seeing !

See more: www.sebastien-mossiere.com

VENUE: Theatre des Beliers Parisiens, 14 bis, rue  SAINTE-ISAURE, 75018 Paris. Metro: JULES JOFFRIN.

IT ALL HAPPES IN PARIS !!!

........................................ reported by  ZARRO ZARRO.

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20 February 2020

Most Danish schools have winter holidays in week 7. But in some municipalities, including Ishøj, the winter holidays are in week 8. Due to this Ishøj City Centre presented for the fifth year in row approx. 40 minutes long performances with Circus Baldoni. Among the performers this year was 9-year-old Rudi Janacek. Kaya's mother Maria did a hula hoop act.

Kaya's father was one of the three members of Baldoni Clowns. The others were René Mønster Baldoni and Cindy Binau.

Duo Bench (Jelena Vasiljeva and Sergei Populans) toured with Circus Arli both in 2018 and 2019 and joined Baldoni's Christmas circus in 2019

Last act in the show was Kaya with rola bola. Like at Baldoni in 2018, an entrée where he has to show that he is more capable than his father. Click here to see more photos from the show.

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17 February 2020

Circus Mascot Winter Circus. Jørgen Lorenzen saw the performance at Herning Centre, 13 Feb. at 14. He writes (my translation):

The Herning Centre has acquired a beautiful, new seating with 5 rows of benches. This is a sign that the centre is taking it seriously with circus performances and other live entertainment.

The clown Gulio warmed up the crowd before Daniel Deleuran welcomed. The first act was Marianne, who started her dog show with a solo dog concert. And then it went on with 10 dogs of different sizes and colours. More playful dogs than trained dogs. Frisky and happy animals, showing all signs of well-being.

Among the stars in the show was Marianne Deleuran's dog Pepsi, who can play on her keyboard. Archive photo.

Then Gulio and Julia entered the ring with the entrée where Julia is disguised as an overgrown mouth. Gulio tries to brush its teeth with an oversized toothbrush, but the mouth stretches its tongue, says screeching sounds and sprinkles with water, so it doesn't turn into tooth brushing - but to much laughter and amusement.

Rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth. Guess who got water in the head when spitting out! Archive photo

Tatjana is a versatile artist. She did a well composed hula hoop act.

The show ended with the lovely entrée where rat soup is cooked. There are live rats in the act, but they do not come in the pot. Gulio and Julia offer the children on the benches to put the rats into the pot, but the children stick with the rats - which saves their lives. The number is a further development of the classic clown entrée called the spaghetti gag where the clown should be a servant and serve food for a fine lady, but where everything goes wrong - or rather: everything goes in spaghetti.

There are live rats in the entrée with rat soup

And then half an hour had passed and it was time to say goodbye. And you were left with the same feeling as the other day in Odense, where I saw Enoch's circus: you were filled up and satisfied - but still got the appetite for more circus. And fortunately, there is only one month until the tent season starts.

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15 February 2020

Circus Arnardo 2020. This year's performance in the large Norwegian circus is called Harmony. Season opening in Arendal on March 14. In this year's show you will meet the following artists:

Desire for Light - Mara & Chris take the audience on a magical and musical journey. They handle 6000 LEDs in 28 lamps. They present an electric fireworks display of colourful lights that move in perfect synchronization with the music and sound effects.

Duo Rossi - the classical and musical clowns are back in the ring! The white clown is probably Yann Rossi, known from the clown duo Les Rossyans, where his partner was his brother Hector.

Are & Paolina Arnado with illusions

The foot juggler Adriana Kaiserova. She is the 8th generation of the Czech Kaiser family

The contortionist Suellen Sforzi

Chris Pettersen on slack wire with the goldfish Michelle.

Kevin's dogs and his 8 donkeys

Daniella Teibler & Lenard Matos are from Hungary. Lenard began cycling 10 years ago at the circus school in Budapest. He always had a desire to do something special and extreme on a unibike.

Mara Zimmerli in aerial straps

Steve Alessandrini in Chinese pole

Antonín Navrátil in Washington trapeze. He is the 7th generation of the Czech circus family Navratil.

Giordan Alessandrini is presented as a young promising handstand talent from Italy.

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14 February 2020

Enoch's Circus Show. Jørgen Lorenzen saw the performance at Rosengaardcentret, Odense, 10 Feb. at 14 and writes (my translation):

A large gradin had been erected ensuring that many could get a good view. And already half an hour before the show started, all seats were occupied - mostly by children.

Despite his young age, Jimmy Enoch is fully experienced, both as an artist and organizer. This is clearly evident in the top professional show, where everything is perfect. Light and sound are matched to the individual numbers and the sound level is not too high. Jimmy welcomes on his unicycle: “You decide for yourself how good a show you want to see. The more you applause the better we will do it!"

Jimmy Enoch. All photos: Jacob Boas Leitisstein

Pat Harrison's Hot Dogs start the show. 3 poodles and a terrier. In a furious pace and with lots of humour.

Then Berty Balder enters the ring with a naughty ostrich which steals popcorn from the kids - and throws them back in the heads of everyone sitting close to the ring.

Berty Balder and his ostrich

Josefine Casselly is an aerial artist. With long, white gloves, white leggings, blue harness and diadem she does a formidable number in tissue. Dreamlike, almost unreal. But this is what the circus is like: the incredible, unpredictable and unmanageable is made real just before the eyes of the audience.

Jimmy Enoch's sister-in-law Josefine Casselly is a skilled aerial artist

Berty enter the ring with dustbin and broom and wants to sweep up, but a naughty little dog teases – overturning the dustbin and eventually Berty too. The dog takes over the control and the children cheer because they keep with the dog!

Alexandra dances with hula hoop rings. And while she twists, she balances a hoop on her forehead. And it remains standing throughout the whole act. An innovation in the popular hula hoop genre.

Miss Alexandra

In his third entrée Berty tries his luck as an art painter. He "borrows" a man and a woman from the audience. They must perform a courtship and the man is endowed with a giant flower that the carved one must have. Berty paints and when the artwork needs to be revealed, there is only the flower on the canvas.

Eddy Carello ends the show, dressed in yellow, with his safe, fast-paced juggling entrée, ending with playing drums and spitting out ping pong balls that land on the cymbals and enter his mouth again. Safe - and extremely professional.

The first time the Danes saw Eddy Carello was in Circus Kenny in the autumn holidays in 2004. The location was as in 2020 the Rosengaard Centre in Odense. In 2006 and 2011 he toured with Circus Dannebrog. Click here to see more of Jacob Boas Leitisstein's photos from the show.

Then the 40 min. long performance is over. And that's how it should be done! And most important: the audience wants to see more circuses.

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10 February 2020

Winter Circus, Bluewater dock in Esbjerg 2020. Finn Stendevad saw the performance 08.02.2020 at 15 and writes (my translation):

As there were no numbered seats, we arrived half an hour before the start of the show and set up in the long queues, for the influx was good.

The set up was perfect. The ring had been put up at the square end of the hall, closest to the entrance. It included three sides with spectator seats, in addition to the boxes. We estimate that somewhere between 300 and 350 people of all ages attended this performance being Circus Trapez's only winter performance in Esbjerg. A nice performance. Isabella and Bernhard can be proud.

The show started with a charivari, a potpourri of all act and with all performers in the ring, including a woman in vertical rope.

Then came the run-in clown for the first time. Unfortunately, the speaker system meant that at least I couldn't hear Isabella's welcome and presentation. (Editors note: The clown was Rudi Brukson. In the following, the artist names are inserted).

The clown used the audience in all his run-ins. In his first entrée he divided the audience into different parts, which were to do different things: clap, tramp, etc. when he gave signal.

Then four backyard cats came in – that how their makeup was made. Three girls who danced and a young guy who made a nice diabolo act. Then the run-in clown was back with a ragged doll which he pulled out of a box. The doll was eventually revealed as a beautiful young woman with high-heeled shoes. Well done.

Immediately after, two young girls Chantal and Samantha Lutzny appeared in a trapeze shaped like a cube. A nice act.

Bernhard now entered the ring and presented a Shire horse and a very small pony. Big and little is always a success. Bernhard is a prof and knows exactly how long time to pull the act.

Then the run-in clown entered the ring together four from the audience doing the 4 stools gag.

Next came Samanta Lutzny with a short but good soap bubble act.

The last act before the break was a formidable chair balance of up to 8 chairs, performed by fourteen-year-old Joel Lutzny, a real top act. The lower chair stood on 4 bottles, at a time of only 3.

Joel Lutzny did chair balance where the bottom chair stood on 4 bottles. Unfortunately, the lighting conditions made photography difficult. All photos: Finn Stendevad

Then came the run-in clown with two picked up from the audiences. They were going out on an imaginary MC ride, the man was going to propose with a rose to the woman.The clown who now were a priest married them and then they were to carry her out.

This was followed by a great juggler entrée. Young juggler Rico Brukson juggled up to five tennis rackets. Later he made nice cascades with several tennis balls. A very good act.

Rico Brukson

He was replaced by a beautiful woman, Elena Brukson, who worked in a kind of vertical rope which consisted of two red tissues. The act was beautiful, poetic and well composed.

The run-in clown now came back with a lot of cowbells. Partly there were some he had to use himself, and there were some he handed out to a number of people among the audience to play when he pointed them out. He himself was dressed up and acted like a slightly unbearable maestro.

Last ordinary number was Sabrina Spindler with a nice peasant act with goats, dogs, a hen, ducks and even a bull calf with the yellow ear tag. They may not have been perfect, but refreshingly different. They radiated joy of life and that it should not be taken for more than it was.

The performers

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10 February 2020

At the Circus Museum in Hvidovre, Copenhagen, you could during the winter holidays see Skating Ernestos. In addition to the roller skate act Paolo acted as a clown and Veronika worked in tissue and did hula hoop. The couple's son showed his skills as a diabolo artist. Paolo is the son of the clown Bubi Ernesto JR and Veronika comes from the Faltiny family, known for their bike act. They met at Circus Dannebrog in 2005, with both Bubi Ernesto JR and the Faltiny family were among the performers.

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10 February 2020

By tradition has the Danish circus world’s grand old man Benny Schumann in the winter holidays performances in Elsinore Shopping Centre. Benny Schumann received last year both the Danish Circus Award and Truxa's Memorial Award. His contact with the audience, including the kids, it outstanding! In the performances in Elsinore you met besides Benny Schumann Zora Nikodemova with a megaballon act and Edi Laforte with juggling and his circus dogs. Click here to see photos from the show.

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9 February 2020

Today, the Circus Museum in Hvidovre, Copenhagen, opened a special exhibition about Circus Arena for 65 years. It is set up in the small room formerly known as Barly's room. The exhibition shows a few costumes and video clips about the history of Circus Arena

The jacket has been used by the singing circus director Benny Berdino. The dress by his daughter Suzanne

Bubber’s ringmaster uniform. The small costume was used by one of Benny Berdino's grandchildren in the act Arena Kids

Before the exhibition opening, Benny Berdino being in good form gave a short speech. To his left is museum curator Mikkel Knudsen. Click here to see more photos from the exhibition opening

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6 February 2020

Ban against elephants and sea lions. The new Danish animal welfare law passed through the Danish Parliament today. Food Minister Mogens Jensen received support from a unified Parliament to simplify the animal welfare legislation. The new Animal Welfare Act establishes the clear purpose of promoting good animal welfare and respect for animals as living and sentient beings and thus provides the framework for raising animal welfare for animals in Denmark. Among other things, the new Animal Welfare Act allows the Minister to ban all wild animals from performing in circus, including elephants and sea lions. In practice, it is only about elephants, sea lions and zebras, since other wild animals were banned as early as 1963.

As earlier mentioned on this website the two Danish circuses with elephants sold their elephants to the Government last fall and the Government then donated them to a Danish safari park. Circus Arena, which was the only circus to own sea lions, has sold their sea lions to a foreign buyer. So, even though the ban has not yet come into force, the circus industry has aligned with the wishes of the politicians.

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4 February 2020

Norwegian Circuses 2020. There are just 2 circuses in Norway: the large Circus Arnardo and the medium-sized Circus Agora. Circus Arnardo opens the season in in Arendal on March 14. Circus Agora opens the season in Bergen on March 18.

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1 February 2020

The artist and knock about table acrobat Freddi Steckel's 70th year’s birthday was celebrated at a reception at the Circus Museum in Hvidovre on February 1st. In the picture Freddi (standing to the right) is seen with from left Benny Berdino, Ingo Stiebner and Jan Ketil. Freddi has worked in Benny Berdino's Circus Arena as well as Jan Ketil's Norwegian Circus Agora. Click here to see more photos from the reception.

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1 February 2019

Circus during the winter holidays. As previous years, you can see circus performances etc. in many venues all-over Denmark in the weeks 7 and 8, where the Danish schoolchildren have winter holidays. The children only have one week's holiday. Whether it is in week 7 or 8 is different from municipality to municipality.

Here is an overview of what you can see this year. Further information on time of performances etc. in What’s on.

In Copenhagen and on Zealand

Circus Panik's winter show (small family show)

This year's winter show can be seen from 9 to 16 February in Panik's small circus building in Vanløse, Copenhagen. The address is Skjulhøj Allé 21, 2720 Vanløse, Copenhagen.

The Circus Museum in Hvidovre, Copenhagen

Performance with Skating Ernestos from Monday 10 February to Friday 14 February. Dailey at 11. Circus and creative workshop both in week 7 and week 8. In the weeks mentioned also open Friday.

Skating Ernestos. Press photo

Benny Schuman's winter circus in Elsinore City Center

Benny Schumann present from 10 to 16 February winter holiday shows in Elsinore City Center. In addition to Benny, the performers are Edi Laforte with his dog circus and a short juggling entrée and Zora Nikodemova with a Mega-balloon act. Free admission.

Circusland in Aarslev by Slagelse

Circusland is a theme park situated in Circus Arena’s winter quarters. From 8 to 23 February open every day from 10 to 16.

Circusland writes (my translation):

New shows during the winter holiday.

In the carnival show you meet the court jester, who among other things will introduce you to the talented hula hoop princesses, the illusionists who show their magical abilities and the tight wire acrobat Miss Ida.

Mister Tik Tak will also enchant the visitors to Circusland.

Circus performance for children and adults

Every day at 13:30 there is performance in Cirkus Landino at 13:30. In the show you can see acrobats, the clown Figaro, the foot juggler Miss Silvana, and the winner of the Danish Circus Talent Prize 2018 Charmaine Berdino with her beautiful horses.

Meet a world of fun experiences

All day you have the opportunity to explore Circusland and get close to our beautiful animals in their stables. You can also visit our circus museum. Take part in our winter treasure hunt, where you can win a nice prize.

The clown Figaro's artist school for children and adults. Do you have a dream of becoming a juggler or a tight wire dancer? Then go to the circus school and learn new arts with the help of professional artists.

Remember warm clothes as some of the activities take place outdoors.

In 2018, Charmaine Berdino got the year's Talent Prize from the Danish Circus Award. Here she is photographed in Circus Arena in 2018. Photo: Rud Kofoed / Ajour Press

It is the clown Figaro first season in Denmark

Circus Big

February 10 to 15 in Vestsjællandscentret, Slagelse. The performers are Mr. Big with a partner. Free admission

Baldoni's winter circus

13 to 15 February: performances in arenas on Bornholm.

17 to 21 February: Ishøj City Center, Copenhagen.

The performers are René Mønster Baldoni, the Janacek family and Sergey & Jelena, who participated in Baldoni's Christmas circus 2018 and toured with Circus Arli in 2018 and 2019. At Bornholm, furthermore Julia & Joakim Myllykangas with juggling and other acts

Jelena Vasiljeva will work in ring stand, just as she did at Circus Arli in 2019

Julia and Joakim Myllykangas are children of the clown Lasse «Bonbon» Nørager and Mrs Tiina. Photo from Circus Krone in Munich, where they worked in February 2018

On Funen

Enoch’s Circus Show is produced by Jimmy Enoch and can be seen in Rosengaardcentret in Odense from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 February. You can see everything from clowns and acrobatics to bike shows and dogs. Free admission

The performers are

Berty Balder, clown

Eddy Carello, jugger

Josefine Casselly, aerial act

Patrick Harrison, dogs

Jimmy Enoch,  bike acrobatics

Jimmy Enoch. Photo from last year’s show. Photographer: Jacob Boas Leitisstein

In Jutland

Cirkus Trapez Winter Circus.

Saturday 8 February 8 at 16.00: Blue Water Dokken, Esbjerg. Duration: 2x40 min. plus interval.

10 to 16 February: Borgen Shopping Center, Østergade 4, Sønderborg. Every day at 11 and 14. Free admission.

Ringmistress: Isabella Enoch Sosman

The performers in the Blue Water Dock:

Rudi Brukson and his wife Irena with new reprises.

Rico Brukson (with a different juggler entrée than last year).

Elena Brukson tissue at the same time as horses.

Chantal and Samantha Lutzny aerial act

Samanta Lutzny soap bubbles

Joel Lutzny diabolo and chair balance

Sabrina Spindler domestic animal act with cows, chickens, goats and dogs

Bernhard Kaselowsky Mini and Maxi

The performers at Borgen:

The Brukson family (see above under the Blue Water Dock)

Nynne Hulsig Samuelsen trapeze

Nynne and Nathalie Enoch Fröchte goats

Nynne Hulsig Samuelsen with some of Bernhard Kaselowsky’s goats

Circus Mascot

Circus Mascot visits Herning Center in week 7 and Aalborg Storcenter in week 8. Free admission.

The performers are members of the Deleuran family as well as the clown Ulmas / Gulio with family: Mrs Tatyana and their daughter Juliya.

Gulio and Juliya serving rat soup.

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22 January 2020

IT ALL HAPPENS IN PARIS - end of industrial transport action which rendered impossible trips to various show events, example: CIRQUE ARLETTE GRUSS/ HOUSCH ma HOUSCH, theatre DEJAZET/comic one-man-show in a silent mode/ SEBASTIEN MOUSSIERE, magic show, theatre LES BELIERS DE PARIS.

ARLETTE is on tour, HOUSCH ma HOUSCH stopped and joined MONTE CARLO,

MOUSSIERE is on tour - nobody wanted to wait for an end to this unrest, which in fact has happened now, to know the future - please come tomorrow!

As a poor substitute, I would like to recommend a trip surfing on the Internet:

ARLETTE GRUSS, HOUSCH ma HOUSCH and SEBASTIEN MOUSSIERE MAGIC, you will find many excellent pics!

I also refer to my write up 14 DEC, 2019 at www.circus-dk.dk

Now, as we expect law and order - you will see more write ups from my horizon in Paris!

IT ALL HAPPENS IN PARIS!!!

-----------------------------  reported by  ZARRO ZARRO.

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21 January 2020

IT ALL HAPPENS IN PARIS --  this time: please find a resumé / not a translation/ of a write up by TOMMY HARDAM from the Danish Youth Circus Flik-Flak, originally written in Danish.

So here we go: The show BACKBONE is produced by GRAVITY & OTHER MYTHS, being an Australian circus company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus.

The cast consists of 10 acrobats, mostly from AUSTRALIA, though some from USA, accompanied by 2 musicians.  

The entire show features new acrobatics, and very new at that, plenty of fresh ideas to put new life into traditional circus skills, precision, timing and great strength are performed, jokes by displaying changes of clothes in front of the audience, and the lightning that is perfect, contributes to the success of this show.

An excellent PA system gives a necessary back up.

The show played in PARIS in DEC., then on tour in FRANCE.

Another performance produced by Gravity & Other Myths comes to DENMARK 20 thru 22, March, 2020. It probably is a similar show, called OUT OF CHAOS.

For tickets please see What’s on.

See more: https://gravityandothermyths.com.au/shows/backbone

---------------------------  resumé by  ZARRO ZARRO.

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17 January 2020

Freddi Steckel turns 70. On 29 January the talented Danish comedy cascadeur Freddi Steckel can celebrate his 70 years birthday. He was born in Elsinore on 29 January 1950. His parents were circus owner Frederik Schmidt of Circus Schmidt Brothers and his Norwegian wife Dina. Frederik Schmidt was also known as the clown Gugele. Frederik run until 1952 his circus jointly with his brother Arnold. Then Frederik left the circus and worked for three seasons at Norwegian Circus Empress. Following this he worked for many years as a clown in several circuses assisted by his wife and their 4 children Randi, Freddi, Jacki and Heidi. The 4 children did also have their very own act called 4 Steckels.

During the years Freddi changed his act and his is now the only of Frederik and Dina’s  children who still are active as an acrobat with his world class knock about table act Steckel’s. In 2002 he toured with Circus Merano in Norway. In 2003 he was with short notice booked by Swedish Circus Maximum and had during the season no less than three female partners as his usual partner due to other engagements only could join him for part of the season.

In 2004 he toured with Danish Circus Dannebrog where Isabella Enoch was his partner. In 2008 and 2009 he toured in Denmark with Circus Baldoni having co-owner at that time Thessa Mønster as partner. I 2013 he was back in Circus Dannebrog, this time as ringmaster. He latest season in Denmark was 2018, where he toured with Circus Baldoi and had the owner René Mønster Baldoni as partner. Season 2019 was spent with Circus Jesper in Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park in Norway. During his many years as acrobat Freddi has also worked at Circus Krone in the Munich Building, at Bosswell-Wilke in South Africa, at Hansa Theatre in Hamburg, at Circus Finlandia in Finland, at the TV-show Le Plus Grand Cabaret and several other places all over the world.

Freddi Steckel

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15 January 2020

13th Circus Festival in Budapest. This year, the festival was held in the days from 8 – 13 January. Like the previous Budapest festivals it offered a wealth of great acts. The festival is being held in even years. It was the fifth time Briano's Circus Tours had brought a group Danes and a single Swede to the Budapest Festival.

As usual there were many Danish guests in Budapest, among others 25 with Briano’s Circus Tours. Here are some of Briano's guests. In the front row are seen as number 2 and 3 from left Denmark's youngest circus director Christian Gerner Frost from Circus Mondolino along with his older colleague Irene Thierry from Circus Krone. To the left of Christian his father the mayor of Gribskov Anders Gerner Frost. In the middle of the picture, tour operator Brian. To the left in front of him the Danish Circus Friends chairman Kim Thanning Olsen and to his left the Danish Circus Awards chairman Ole Simonsen. Also in the front row are René Mønster Baldoni and Camilla Frimann from Circus Baldoni. To the far right the former sea lion trainer Addie Jepsen. Photo: Lotte Ramsing

The festival, which next to the Monte Carlo Festival is one of the most prestigious in the world, was also attended by a large number of circus directors. As the late Calle Jernström from Circus Finlandia said to me a few years ago: “In Budapest you can find something you can use and pay. You can't do that in Monte Carlo. "

Two acts received very well deserved the festival's top prize, The Golden Pierrot:

- Merrylu & Jozsef Richter - Pas de Deux

- China National Acrobatic Troupe

Merrylu, whose maiden name is Casselly, is well known in Denmark from the many seasons the Casselly family was at Circus Arena. For a while she was engaged to Patrick Berdino (Arena owner Benny Berdino’s grandson), and in 2012 they rode Pas de Deux in the Arena performance. However, the act at Arena was far from on par with the impressive ride Merrylu presented in Budapest together with Jozsef Richter, whom she married in 2016. The act brought them a gold clown in Monte Carlo in 2018 and now also a top prize in the Richter family's homeland Hungary.

China National Acrobatics Troupe was established in 1950 and has since won numerous medals at various festivals. In Budapest, the Chinese acrobats presented two amazing acts: In one, called Black and White Fantasy, 9 artists did amazingly beautiful end impressive acrobatics, while the other act, Pagoda of bowls, offered hand voltige with throws of female acrobats carrying bowls of water.

Four acts received the 2nd prize, the Silver Pierrot

- Yves & Ambra - tissue

- Kolev Sisters - acrobatics

- Virtuoso 5 – aerial act

- Troop of Alania - Cossack

Yves & Ambra toured Denmark with Circus Benneweis in 2010. In the entrée they showed in Budapest, they used gold makeup, which made the great act extra spectacular.

The two pretty young Kolov Sisters, who presented girlpower in exceptional class, were with Danish Circus Arena in 2019 and received that year's talent prize from the Danish Circus Award for their great act. Their first award ever. Jury chairman Ole Simonsen predicted it would not be their last. Since then they have also won awards at the Moscow circus festival and now also at the prestigious Budapest festival. And that will hardly be their last prize.

The Russian artists from Virtuoso 5 presented an act in which, on a platform on a swing that hung down from the circus dome, they swung between two ladders and, among other things, during the swing trip did 3 men high or performed with perch. The act is brand new

   

The Russian Alania troupe did nice Cossack riding which offered all the traditional tricks.

Four numbers received a bronze award, a bronze Pierrot

- Duo Vitalys - handstand / hand to hand

- Equivokee - clown trio

- Semyon Krachinov - juggler

- Fantastic Elves – aerial act

Due Vitalys' act was somewhat reminiscent of what Duo Kvas presented in Danish Zirkus Nemo in 2019 and thus also offered head-to-head balance while the underman sat down. But the two artists from Duo Vitalis, who come from Peru, did not end there: The underman walked with his partner on his head down the stairs and around the ring to finally go up to the podium again. Impressive!

The clown trio Equivokee had several fine entrées with a lot of innovation.

   

Russian juggler Semyon Krachnikov enthralled the audience at Benneweis in 2013 with his juggling act Krachnikov Fire of Juggling, which Dawid Benneweis had seen at Knie in Switzerland the year before. The act is still excellent and could have deserved a Silver Pierrot,

The troupe Fantastic Elves offered a throws of artists between two catchers, see photo. The act seemed a little monotonous.

The festival had many other acts which also could deserve to be mentioned. A single troupe, Evtushenko Group, however, not for the positive: during their entrée in the flying trapeze they did so many mistakes that they should train some more before setting up for an international festival. And the clown Emelin, who was with Danish Circus Benneweis in 2000 and the Swedish Circus Maximum in 2007, was nothing special.

In addition to the artists who participated in the actual festival performances, there was also a Newcomer show for young talents. Here there were a well-deserved gold medal to the young juggler and child star Manuel Rico Varga, who had both talent and charm.

Another child star, rola bola artist Roberto Varga, on the other hand, had surprisingly to go home without a prize. He may not quite have the same charm as Manuel Rico Varga. On the other hand, his number would also be impressive if performed by an adult artist, while Manuel's number is probably most impressive because it was performed by a young kid.

The Danish artist agent etc. Jörgen Börsch is a regular guest at the leading festivals. Here he is seen with one of the jury members Fabio Montico, who is chairman of the Italian circus festival (the Latina festival). It's Jörgen on the right.

Tour operator Brian “Briano” Behrendt is surrounded by two circus queens: Agnete Louise Enoch from the now closed Circus Dannebrog and Irene Thierry, who hopes that the family's small Danish Circus Krone will be on the roads this year, where she can celebrate her 70th anniversary as an artist.

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12 January 2020

Circus Trapez 2020. There is season opening in Kolding on April 8. As in 2019, they have once again chosen to partner with the Belgian Mediatoon to bring the cartoon figures Yakari, Little Thunder and all their friends to life. As in 2019, Yakari will be played by the young Nynne Hulsig Samuelsen.

Among the other performers is the Donnert family with their Hungarian trick riding. Two members of the Donnert troupe will also do Pas de Deux on horseback. The Danes saw Donnerts in Circus Benneweis in 2013 and the Swedes the following year in Circus Brazil Jack, where they were also in 2017. It is uncertain whether the troupe at Trapez has as many members as at Benneweis and Brazil Jack.

The Donnert family is among the performers of this year's performance in Circus Trapez

Bernhard Kaselowsky presents his Frisian horses and a big and little-act.

Richard Donnert and Eva Varadi will present the quick-change act which the audience in Jutland could see in 2016 in Danish Circus Krone and the audience on Zealand the following year in Circus Arli. Eva Varadi will also have a hula hoop-entrée. She comes from a well-known Hungarian artist family and is probably best known for her antipode number (foot-juggler), which she presented in Danish Circus Krone in 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2016, in Baldoni's Christmas circus in 2008 and in Circus Arli in 2017.

Richard and Eva Donnert with quick-change

Benjamin Pfeiffer, who has not previously performed in Denmark, is a tempo juggler and also presents a parrot act.

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8 January 2020

IT ALL HAPPENS IN PARIS  --  please find a resumé, not a translation,  of a write up  in  Danish  by  TOMMY HARDAM from the Danish Youth Circus Flik-Flak, after having seen:

CIRQUE DE PANAME JALEYA.

This show is pure contemporary circus, and very advanced at that : the base is an excursion into the world of imagination and story-telling, everything based on dancing and acrobatics, very elegantly featured.

All photos are press photos from Cirque de Paname

Included are a number of technical stunts that enhance the impression of a good show.

Acrobatics in elastic straps, double trapeze, springboard combined with Chinese pole, aerial ring in the shape of a big bubble that can open and an amazing water fountain combined with a computer commanded wall of water that can do - anything!

Pole acrobatic

Aerial bubble

All this is impossible to describe, hopefully the above mentioned element do give an idea!

Live music and singing contribute to the pleasant impression that persists after the show.

JALEYA will be playing in Paris until FEB 23, located in the BOIS DE BOULOGNE, access by métro RANELAGH or PASSY, then a walk about 20 minutes/ taxi might be the best solution.

See more:  https://www.cirquedepaname.com/en/the-world-of-jaleya/

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3 January 2020

Danish circuses in 2020. Below you can see an overview in alphabetical order of the circuses touring in 2020, as well as an overview of the performers in each circus.

Circus Arena: Season opening in Copenhagen at ‘Bellahoj’ on March 25. The performance will be presented by Bubber and Julie Berthelsen. Performers: Alex Porsing and his motocross team FMX Denmark, the high wire troupe Danguire, rola bola acrobat Paulo Kaiser, Wolfgang Lauenburger and his dogs, the acrobats Tumbling Troupe, Laura Berdino with horses in liberty, Duo Costace and Circus Arena's house clown Jimmy Folco

       

The rola bola acrobat Paulo Kaiser was also with Arena in 2016. In 2019 he performed in Circusland. His specialty is jump from board to board

Wolfgang Lauenburger was also with Arena in 2010.

Duo Costache was also at Arena in 2017 and 2019 with respectively a perch act and an aerial act.

Circus Arli: season opening in the Copenhagen suburb Fløng 29 March. In addition to members of the Arli family, you can meet the clown and multiartist Francisco Fratellini. The names of the other performers have not yet been published.

Francisco Fratellini was most recently at Arli in 2018. Photo: Rud Kofoed / Ajour Press

Circus Baldoni: season opening in the Copenhagen suburb Lyngby 24 March. In addition to director René Mønster Baldoni you will among others meet the strongman Denis Ilchenko, Martyn Chabry with costume change and as a virtuoso on instruments, handstand artist Michael Mudrak and Janacek family with Papa Eddie as run in clown as well as in a musical clown entrée with René Mønster Baldoni.

Michael Mudrak was the male half of Duo Hands to Violin, who was with Baldoni in 2016

Eddie Janacek was also clown in Baldoni's 2017 performance. The family has been with Baldoni since 2016.

Zirkus Barnly: no information.

Circus Krone: no information.

Circus Mascot: Season opening in Roslev on March 25. In addition to members of the Deluran families and the clown Gulio and his family, the names of the other performers have not yet been published.

Zirkus Nemo: season opening 11 April 11 in Horsens. In addition to Søren Østergaard, the names of the performers have not yet been published. However, under press photos on the Nemo website, there is a photo of the rola bola duo Meleshins Brothers, who not previously has worked in Denmark.

Meleshin Brothers master rola bola in "two levels". Photo from the Budapest Circus Festival 2012

In addition, there are photos of the juggler Claudius Specht, the hula hoop star Geraldine Philadelphia as well as handstand artist Duo Solys. All three of them have been with Nemo in previous seasons. Tatiane and Hector of Duo Solys got a daughter on December 25. The little girl will be named Freya. Tatiane expects to be ready to go in the ring when the season starts. Congratulations to Tatiana and Hector, who in 2018 got the Danish award for the act of the year.

Circus Trapez: Season opening April 8 in Kolding. The names of the performers are not yet published.

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2 January 2020

Birthdays with a round figure in 2020. Several persons from the Danish circus and artist world can celebrate a birthday with a round figure in 2020.

29/1 2020: Freddi Steckel 70 years

29/3: Ann Alakazam 85 years

6/4 2020: Leif Conradi 90 years

26/4 2020: Martin Arli 60 years

23/5: Benny Schumann, 75 years

4/10 2020: Niels Plys 60 years

22/10 2020: Isabella Enoch Sosman 60 years

24/10: Palle Bay Henriksen (Mr. Toons) 50 years

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1 January 2020

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