The Art of Yennega Circus

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The African continent did not expect that, with the innovative ideas of cultural managers such as Erin Stephens and Armand Ouendlamita, one of its countries would have one of the most successful independent circus projects. Yennega Circus is a non-profit artistic and pedagogical association that seeks to promote, through shows and education, circus, music, and …

Firs Petrovich Zemtsev

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Firs Petrovich Zemtsev is a legend in the world of the Russian circus. His achievements are the inspiration for the Soviet circus generation of the 1960s, and beyond. He was always aware of his students, pursued perfection in his teaching, and he was successful. Firs was a man always devoted to what life put his …

Babylon Circus

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Lights, music, action! Starts a show rarely seen in Colombia: Juggling with lights. Figures are reflected in the background of the stage, they do not seem programmed. The illusion that gloclubs and pois produce creates madness in the public. Phosphorescent masks add a touch of mysticism. Three painters meet in one place, the light of …

Circus Kirkus

The very first performance of Circus Kirkus took place on January 29th 2020, in Boynton Beach, Florida. Kirk Marsh, juggler, comedian, manager, photographer, and proprietor has put together a team of circus artists, roustabouts, and producers to create a delightful family-friendly, one-ring, old fashioned tent show. In a real tent that must be assembled and broken down after each gig. …

Cirque du Soleil: AlegríA

AlegríA is about the victory of light over darkness. It’s about the quest for knowledge and the will to survive. AlegríA, which means ‘joy’ in Spanish, is Cirque du Soleil’s refurbished production, first presented in 1994 and now back with new costumes and a new look. AlegríA has been seen by over 14 million people in 255 cities around the …

Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2020

This years Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain was a bit controversial. On stage there was unplanned nudity, protest, and a serious accident. However, that did not stop the jugglers from shining! There were 5 solo jugglers: two ring acts, a ball toss juggler, a ball bounce jugler, a diabolo act, a hoop act, and a juggling troupe with LED …

Company XIV at Théâter XIV

Sam Urdang and Ashley Dragon are the resident circus skills performers with the Company XIV troop of dancers, singers, and comedians. Company XIV performs their three signature productions perennially in their own custom decorated space in the hip neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. The three productions are ‘Nutcracker Rouge,’ ‘Seven Sins,’ and ‘Queen Of Hearts’ (based on Alice in Wonderland). They …

Big Apple Circus, Season 42

This year Big Apple Circus returns to Lincoln Center in Manhattan for an extended run, through February 2nd. The circus, unlike in years past, has no plans to take the show on the road after February. The traditional circus format remains the order of the day, with singing ringmaster Storm Marrero, clown Amy Gordon, and international acts of high skill …

Maritza Alegría

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Maritza Hernández Alegría is a juggler from México. She is the niece of the renowned juggler Octavio Alegría. She was born on July 27, 1988 and studied high school in the circus where she worked with her parents. This was possible thanks to the Mexican government for assigning teachers to young people who work in …