Circus and public education

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Since 1991, the 22nd of November is the Day of Hungarian Public Education, which goal is to draw attention to the significance and importance of public education, since school is the first station on the way to the future. This is a truth we are aware of too, and that is why started to hold circus pedagogy presentations called special lectures since 2016’s fall in the Capital Circus.

Artist Interview: Agustín Viglione

Monday, 20 November 2017

We had the premier of the Magic Bubbles for Christmas show at the 4th of November. For this occasion, we made a mini-interview with Agustín Viglione who creates magic bubbles since 2010, and he also performed this act in many television show.

On the 18th of November 2017, Saturday, the closing day of the VI St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, “Russian State Circus Company” (“ROSGOSCIRK”) and Capital Circus signed a cooperation agreement with a ceremony. The agreement signed by Dmitry Ivanov, director general of ROSGOSCIRK and Peter Fekete, director of the Capital Circus.

Stirring international life in the cultural forum of the European circus art!

The VI St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum was opened on the 16th of November. It is one of the biggest cultural and universal art conference, visited by circus directors and artists from seventeen countries.

Dear circus fans! Our circus show, the Magic Bubbles – for Christmas in the Circus directed by Tünde Vincze is highly popular among our visitors! Because of this, all tickets are sold for the following days:

New ways to reform circus art

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Circus pedagogy – using circus art for public education purposes

In connection to the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival organized by the European Circus Association (ECA) a scientific conference will be held on the 10th of January next year with the participation of many countries. The main topic will be about the exploration of the possibilities of circus art for public service.

Artist Interview: Las Bellas Chicas

Thursday, 16 November 2017

We had the premier of the Magic Bubbles for Christmas show at the 4th of November. For this occasion, we made a mini-interview with the Las Bellas Chicas, six Cuban ladies who recalls the mystical atmosphere of the jungles with their ’Chinese’ rod act.

Artist Interview: Duo Supka

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

We had the premier of the Magic Bubbles for Christmas show at the 4th of November. For this occasion, we made a mini-interview with the Duo Supka, a juggler couple, whose production takes the audience to a futuristic world.

We had the premier of the Magic Bubbles for Christmas show at the 4th of November. For this occasion, we made a mini-interview with the Kalashnikov Brothers, who are the fourth generation of their family performing in the ring, have presented their productions for ten years now, and who also perform in our Christmas show. 

The 12th Budapest International Circus Festival will be held between the 8th and the 14th of January, 2018. Now You have the chance to buy Season tickets for the Festival for more than one show! We have the following Festival Season tickets:

The Birth of the Modern Circus

Monday, 13 November 2017

The roots of the modern circus originate back to the 18th century England. This new genre that revitalized entertainment was born here. We consider Philip Astley as the creator of modern circus: he was the first man who combined animal training, acrobatic performances and burlesque into one show, laying the foundation of circus art.

Artist Interview: Gärtner Family

Monday, 13 November 2017

We had the premier of the Magic Bubbles for Christmas show at the 4th of November. The Gärtner Family also perform in our show with Rani, the charming elephant lady, who will surely enchant the audience.

We had the premier of the Magic Bubbles for Christmas show at the 4th of November. The Hametov Family also perform in our show with their act that shows the cohesion of a loving family from the first moment of rising love to the tender care of parents for their child is presented symbolically in the programme of the Hametov family lifted up to the air.

Artist Interview: Rafal Walusz

Thursday, 09 November 2017

We had the premier of the Magic Bubbles for Christmas show at the 4th of November. Rafal Walusz Polish magician also perform in our show with his breathtaking and magical act, which amazes the audience and makes them smile.

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

For English please choose button number 2 from the menu.

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. 

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