Circus artists from ten countries unanimously voted to establish the Central European Circus Art Association on the final day of the Neighbouring Circus show at the Capital Circus of Budapest.

The Central European Circus Art Association (CECA) was established at a ceremony in the Capital Circus of Budapest on March 19, 2017. The founding members – mainly circus artists and representatives of the background trades actively involved in the circus arts, such as dancers, musicians, technical staff, directors and circus managers – decided in connection with the success of the Neighbouring Circus show at the Capital Circus of Budapest that there is indeed a need for an organisation that represents the Central European regional interests of circus art. The statutes were adopted under the motto and goal “Unity, respect and acceptance of each other’s art”. Circus art is a branch of the arts that pushes people’s ability to the limits in their performance, which carries and expresses social issues. The planned new national circus centre in Budapest is intended to serve the Central European region as well.

The new Association has applied for admission to the two large international organisations, the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque and the European Circus Association, accepting their programmes as guiding principles for itself. All circus artists, people working in the background trades connected with the circus arts and circus sponsors who are actively involved in the Central European circus region can become members of the newly formed Association.

The founding members include artists and circus experts from Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Hungary. The members of the executive board are Adriana Folco Knie (Italy/Austria), Viktor Yarov (Ukraine), Manfred Kannacher (Germany) and János Mátyás “Arkan” Hunyadi (Romania). The ministerial commissioner and director of the Capital Circus of Budapest, Péter Fekete, was elected president of the Association by the General Assembly.

Circus artists from ten countries unanimously voted to establish the Central European Circus Art Association on the final day of the Neighbouring Circus show at the Capital Circus of Budapest.

The Central European Circus Art Association (CECA) was established at a ceremony in the Capital Circus of Budapest on March 19, 2017. The founding members – mainly circus artists and representatives of the background trades actively involved in the circus arts, such as dancers, musicians, technical staff, directors and circus managers – decided in connection with the success of the Neighbouring Circus show at the Capital Circus of Budapest that there is indeed a need for an organisation that represents the Central European regional interests of circus art. The statutes were adopted under the motto and goal “Unity, respect and acceptance of each other’s art”. Circus art is a branch of the arts that pushes people’s ability to the limits in their performance, which carries and expresses social issues. The planned new national circus centre in Budapest is intended to serve the Central European region as well.

The new Association has applied for admission to the two large international organisations, the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque and the European Circus Association, accepting their programmes as guiding principles for itself. All circus artists, people working in the background trades connected with the circus arts and circus sponsors who are actively involved in the Central European circus region can become members of the newly formed Association.

The founding members include artists and circus experts from Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Hungary. The members of the executive board are Adriana Folco Knie (Italy/Austria), Viktor Yarov (Ukraine), Manfred Kannacher (Germany) and János Mátyás “Arkan” Hunyadi (Romania). The ministerial commissioner and director of the Capital Circus of Budapest, Péter Fekete, was elected president of the Association by the General Assembly.

 

Looking for a show for this  coming  week-end, there is no better place to be than at the Hungarian State Circus, where  the „Neighbouring Circus – Stars of the Central European Circus Ring” performance will be on in the Circus until the end of this coming week-end. The Hungarian State Circus caught the attention of the surrounding nations circus culture, which exerted great influence, and that we can learn from the neighboring countries circus artists here in Budapest This acrobatic show must be experienced at least once in your life and keeping that in mind, and if you would like something that the whole family would enjoy must hurry up to reserve your seat, because  on until this week-end – March, 19. 2017. If you are interested in what the world of the Hungarian circus and circus which are the prominent artists of neighboring countries, it is in the „last hour” to purchase tickets. The circus show is not just an ordinary performance at the circus ring, but rather a night at the Art of Artists.

The occasion of Hungary’s national holiday  – March 15., speech by Hungarian State Circus  Director Péter Fekete opened the „Circus Neighbouring” show jointly with Dr. Zoltán Maruzsa Assistant Secretary of Public Education (EMMI).

As the tradition it is kept, that on this day the Circus Artists professional management and the Trade Union of transfer awards. These awards as recognition were given to Árpád Simon (90yrs.)  Tihany “Lifetime Achievement” – 2016. The award was founded by the Hungarian Circus and Variety, Dittmár  Lajdo (30yrs) “Stage Young Star” Award  received from the Artists’ Union and the Circus and Variety Hungary. At the festive program the National Anthem  was sang by with the audience  the Oscar 2017 – winning song “Everybody” in the film by the Bakáts  Music School choir  of Budapest.

Before the neighborhood counties arists step into the arena, a short landscape of the country is introduced.

In the first part of the program of Visegrád, the second part the culture of our country and neighboring countries introduced by the circus artists. Within the show, the Serbian circus director – Valerijana Anamaria Sliva, Adriana Folco – Austria, enchanting the audience with her horse-productions. The Yarov Group – Ukraine, – performed mix comedic elements, which brought plenty of laughter and excitement within the audience. The Hungarian Henrik Veres with his superb, amazing juggler power performance and the world-famous Rippel Brothers with their brand new power-lifting show with their Rippel Brothers Academy’s 2 pupil on high lifted stage dazzled the audience.

The amazing acrobats performances keeps your eye wide open watching the artists introducing the art of traditional circus and the audience realizing that the circus art is more than just entertainment. The whole auditorium held endless massive ovations throughout the show.

Kind attention to the locals and especially the tourists having limited time in the city and curious, wondering what/where to go int he coming 3 days in the afternoon or evening the Hungarian State Circus more than welcome adults and children.

Showtime … Monday to Friday – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets available ont he spot – ticket office and/or  through phone +36 1 343-8300

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from: rollinginbudapest.com

Annually, at the end of January the most renowned circus directors, acrobats, popular artists, stars and fans of the circus arts from 5 continents arrive at Monaco at the invitation of H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco. During this one week event among the competition of artists, symposiums, galas, receptions and exhibitions will take place.

The perfect creature, his gaze defines infinite depth itself, mirror of the future, pure, curious, sensitive, receptive to every phenomenon of the world, he is the child. He is little Dimitrij, Dima, who dreams about an astonishing world which is brought to the ring;

GOLD: The Gerlings – high wire act (Columbia)

SILVER: Flying Farfans – fliegende (USA)

SILVER: Troupe Skokov – Russian swing act (Russia)

BRONZE: Dias Brothers – icaria (Portugal)

BRONZE: Nicol Nicols – wire act (Spain)

BRONZE: Silver Power – power-lifting act (Hungary)

BRONZE: Trio Power Line – power-lifting act (Hungary)

BRONZE: X-Treme Brothers – handstand (Romania)

 

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Special award of Budapest: Flying Farfans – fliegende (USA)

Special award of Hungarian circus directors: Dias Sisters – ladder act (Portugal) 

Special award of the Press: Heejin – handstand (Mongolia)

Special award of Cirque du Soleil: Duo Pykhov – rope act (Russia)

Special award of Firebird Production: Fratelli Rossi – icaria (Spain)

Special award of the Ukraine National Circus in Kiev: Emil Faltyny – ladder act (Czech Republic)

Special award of International Circus Festival of Italy: Biritz Ákos – strap act (Hungary)

Special award of German Association of Circus Friends: Jeton – juggler (Germany)

Special award of the Union of the Artists: Silver Power – power-lifting act (Hungary)

Special award of European Circus Association: Graeser József professional manager

Eugene Chaplin’s special award: Totti Alexis – clown (Spain)

Valérie Fratellini’s special award: Biritz Ákos – strap act (Hungary)

Saturday was for the youth and the Hungarians. The Capital Circus’ General Director set up two main goals for the festival, one of the being bringing the most excellent international circus art productions to the audience of Hungary, and with the other one offering the possibility for the next generation to show their talents to the outstanding representatives of circus industry coming from abroad. 

Second Evening of Amazements

Saturday, 09 January 2016

Tiredness does not seem to be an expression known among circus people, at least, that is what became apparent after the night’s shows were over. Crowd, the buttery smell of Popcorn lingering, chit-chatter, background music, suddenly voices get softer, lights condensed on stage, the presenters enter the stage, the artistes are ready to begin.

The Jury in Town

Friday, 08 January 2016

It is the second day of the festival and while the troupes are rehearsing for the evening shows, the jury is roaming the city, sightseeing, absorbing the fresh winter Budapest air and all that it has to offer.

First Day, First Experiences

Friday, 08 January 2016

Last evening, the Grand Circus of Budapest was the host to a high variety of international spectacles, showcasing sixteen performances, with troupes and individual artists from Russia, Mongolia, the USA, Columbia, Ghana, Spain, Germany and Hungary.

The Jury Revealed

Friday, 08 January 2016

The first day of the Circus Festival involved the first press conference as well, held by Peter Fekete, CEO. This festival, according to the General Director, is destined to connect generations, which is also the main theme of the event; it is a meeting point of young talents and old professionals, it is a place of future opportunities for the artists and present manifestation for the art itself.

Ready, Set, Circus!

Thursday, 07 January 2016

The ever-colourful canvas of the circus ring and all its inhabitants got a new kind of radiation about them these days, for non-other reason than that of the International Circus Festival populating the grounds of this vibrant community.

As the fifth child of Oona and the worldwide-acclaimed figure of the silent era’s film industry, Charles Chaplin, Eugene Chaplin accepted the invitation to be the head of the jury during the International Circus Festival in Budapest, between the 7th and 11th of January.

Exhibition: Tihany 100

Wednesday, 06 January 2016

There are artists who provide example for all of us. Ferenc Czeisler, alias Tihany, the forefather of the world of acrobats was born in 1916 in Hungary. His unique career started at the age of 13 when he left for Uruguay to try his fortune.

How can the prestige of the circus be increased in the society? How can modern technology be used during the performances? These two forward-looking and exciting issues will be discussed by the professional conference of the European Circus Association in the private room of Szechenyi Spa Baths during the morning hours of 11th January.

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