On the 17th of January 2019 Gervai Imréné artist officially handed over a gigantic, invaluable circus art collection for the museum of the Capital Circus of Budapest. The Gervai heritage is an unrivalled material in a perspective of both circus art and contemporary history.

Today, on the 19th of January, Saturday at 19:00 the new show of Capital Circus, Phoenix – Circus of Fire directed by the world-famous, multiple festival award and Hortobágyi Károly Award winner Rippel Brothers premiered with thunderous applause and all tickets sold! After the ice and water, the thematic core of our show is another element which this time is fire that can protect, shape and destroy as well! Fire raised us from the other animals and gave us physical and emotional warmth during the human history, feeding science and arts at the same time! Our new show commemorates this element with a breath-taking production!

Today on the 19th of January, Saturday, at 19:00 the Phoenix will rise in the circus floor in the premiere of Phoenix – Circus of Fire directed by the Rippel Brothers! Our show will present the thousand faces of the elemental power of fire in the productions of the mostly Hungarian artists!

All week we prepared with great verve and devotion to our Phoenix – Circus of Fire show premiering tomorrow with our costumed rehearsals! The Phoenix prepared for her flight, the Fire Wizard practiced summoning the flames with his bumbling assistant, while all the artists performing in the show premiering tomorrow practiced in the circus floor with full heart and inner fire! Phoenix – Circus of Fire will be on show until the 10th of March in the Capital Circus of Budapest!

We talked with Ferenc Rippel about the Phoenix – Circus of Fire classic circus show directed by the Rippel Brothers – Ferenc Rippel and Viktor Rippel – which will premier on the 19th of January in the Capital Circus of Budapest.

On the 15th of January 2019 a press conference was held in the circus floor of the Capital Circus of Budapest about the Phoenix – Circus of Fire show premiering on the 19th of January 2019. In the event, Péter Fekete, State Secretary of Culture from the Ministry of Human Capacities, László Simet Jr. multiple award winner artist, the world-famous, Guinness Award winner Rippel Brothers – Ferenc Rippel and Viktor Rippel – and Ahmed Moussa, the choreographer of the show all made speeches.

We are happy to announce that artist Betti Graeser Józsefné and József Graeser “Dodi” artist, circus manager of the Capital Circus of Budapest was honoured with Artistic Career Award for their multidecade long, devoted, high quality artist careers and for their committed and exemplary work. Hereby we wish to congratulate to them for this acknowledgement!

Phoenix – Circus of Fire

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

On the first day of new year we also reborn, leave the past behind and start the new year with new plans and renewed strength. Even the world itself sets path for renewal, as the days become longer and longer. This renewal is symbolized by an ancient mythic bird, the Phoenix which, when she senses her impending doom, creates a funeral pyre and burning in the fire becomes a nestling again.

On the 31st of December, at 21:00 Capital Circus of Budapest bid farewell to the year 2018 with a magnificent New Year’s Eves Show! Not only the year did end with this show, but the Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus as well, for which almost all tickets were sold through December.

Yesterday, on the 6th of December, Dorit Rudnick, great-great-granddaughter of Mátyás Beketow – who relocated and renovated the Capital Circus in 1908 – honoured our Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus with her presence and for this occasion she also brought her family’s circus photos which we scanned for the archive of the Capital Circus. Like her close relatives, Dorit Rudnick is a teacher, however, circus will always be a special place for her heart which she has proved yesterday with her photos!

Ukrainian juggler Kostiantyn Korostylenko performed his Narcissus act for the last time today, on the 5th of December, in the show started from 15:00. From the 6th of December, the young 18 years old artist will be replaced by Danil Lysenko in the Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus show. For this occasion, we bade our farewell from Kostiantyn after the show with flower and Sparkling Sprite kisses, and we wish the best for the future!

The lyrically elegiacal juggler production of Kostiantyn Korostylenko will not be featured in our Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus show after the 5th of December, Wednesday! Instead, on the 6th of December Danil Lysenko will arrive to the circus with his festively energetic juggler act, which will surely amaze the audience with its oneiric atmosphere of dancing lights and shapes! 

Photographer Ádám Urbán's photos give us a thorough look behind the scenes! Artists, staff workers and Sparkling Sprites wait behind the curtain to take part in our Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus show!

Lyrical juggling act in the Christmas show of Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus show of the Capital Circus of Budapest! Kostiantyn Korostylenko mixes juggling elements with the graceful elegance of the ballet in his sensational production! We talked with him about his production, his studies and career in our interview!

Even if we are far from the end of the Christmas show Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus – to be precise, it will end in the 31st of December –, the creative team of the experts of the institute has started to work on the plans of the next show premiering in the 19th of January 2019.

We talked with István Hus and Adrienn Fehérgyarmati, performers of Christmas show Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus about the show and their experience in the Capital Circus of Budapest.

Do You want to be in a photo with Your favourite artist? Now You have the chance! After our Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus show You can take photographs with the artists and performers of the production! Come, see an unforgettable show and capture the experience with a photo!

The star of artists Benjámin Kassai and Ádám Fehér is rising unabated. The young hopes of the rightfully world-famous Hungarian artist profession attended in the same class in the Baross Imre Institute of Artist Education, where they became friends and at the age of 14, after specializing, they started to learn alone the mysteries of the Chinese pole, which they liked the most from all the options.

We talked with Krisztián Ádám, performer of the Christmas show Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus about his career, his experiences in the Capital Circus of Budapest and the Christmas show.

The 134 years old Hungarian State Opera held an art gala night on the 4th of November, at 19:00 EST in New York. Young Hungarian artist talents also performed in this extraordinary event with opera singers and ballet dancers: Anna Kodák, Olivér Zsilák and Krisztina Vellai astonished their audience with amazing artist productions.

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