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.
Our Christmas show Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus features the hand voltige act of the Ethiopian Black Lions troupe. In our interview we talked with them about the history of the troupe, the differences in Ethiopian and Hungarian customs and about their jumping school.
Today, on the 20th of October, at 19:00 we held the premier of the Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus in a heart-felt spirit. A lot of people were interested in our show, where they saw Chinese Swing rod, high wire, perch, aerial, juggling, drum juggling, badminton, unicycle and teeterboard act, enthusiastic mastiffs and royal tigers, a hilarious clown act and of course the titular sprites!
Today, on the 20th of October, Saturday, we hold the premier of the Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus in the Capital Circus of Budapest! The audience will see a real Christmas story told with the means of classic circus art!
Interview of Eszter Polyák, costume designer of the Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the CircusThursday, 18 October 2018
We talked with Eszter Polyák, costume designer of the Christmas show of the Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus of the Capital Circus of Budapest about the steps of her career, her inspirations and the Christmas show.
We talked with Adrienn Otlecz, the stage designer of the Capital Circus of Budapest about the important steps of her career so far, the connection of theatre and circus art and the Christmas show Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus.
Interview with József "Dodi" Graeser, director of the Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the CircusTuesday, 16 October 2018
We talked with József “Dodi” Graeser, circus manager of the Capital Circus of Budapest and director of the classic circus show Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus which will premiere on the 20th of October.
Interview with Zsolt Patonai, choreographer of Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the CircusFriday, 12 October 2018
We talked with Zsolt Patonai, choreographer of Sparkling Sprites – Christmas Adventure in the Circus – the winter show of the Capital Circus of Budapest – about his career, his love about circus art and the Christmas show.
Memories clothed in circus art – Straight Labyrinth was presented with great success in the Capital Circus of Budapest!Monday, 08 October 2018
“What it will feel like to fly back
can be expressed with similes only”
Many were interested in the Straight Labyrinth art production directed by Máté Hegymegi and presented in the Capital Circus of Budapest today, on the 8th of October, at 16:00. The production was inspired by the poem Straight Labyrinth of János Pilinszky and based on the Yonderboi’s soundtrack with the same title, giving new meaning to the classic circus productions. The show debuted on the opening day of the 12th Budapest Circus Festival, on the 8th of January 2018. Now it is on the show of the Capital Circus of Budapest for two days!
The mysteries of human soul through the eyes of an artist – Looking Out was presented today in the Capital Circus!Thursday, 04 October 2018
Samuel Tétreault’s Looking Out show was presented with great success in the circus floor of the Capital Circus of Budapest! This art show debuted this year on the 8th of June in the MACIVA Circus Art Studio, then it proved to be highly successful in Sziget Festival 2018 between the 9th and 14th of August. Now it was presented in the Capital Circus as part of the Circus – a New StArt in Circus program.
Sparkling Sprites – a wonderful Christmas story in the winter show of the Capital Circus of Budapest!Tuesday, 02 October 2018
Christmas is the holiday when we celebrate love among our family, friends, loved ones – when we take our time to be with the people who are important to us. It is the holiday of caring and compassion. In our accelerated world we are prone to measure the value of a present in the price we paid in money – the present which we buy and give in haste without really putting our heart into it.
Today, on the 1st of October, Monday, at 16:00 many were interested in the return of the Romeo & Juliet to the circus floor of the Capital Circus of Budapest! The production directed by Péter Uray was first presented first on the 29th of June 2017, at 19:00 in the evening in the Capital Circus of Budapest as the exam performance of the graduate students of the Baross Imre Institute of Artist Education. Later it was on show in the Sziget Festival of 2017, then it was presented between the 2nd and 6th of October 2017 in the Capital Circus of Budapest as part of the art show program of autumn.
Today at 15:00 the highly successful Atlantic Flight – Fountain Circus Show ended with a big applause and full house, which was on the show of the Capital Circus of Budapest from the 7th of April to the 9th of September.
In the newest circus pedagogical program of the Capital Circus of Budapest we have invited school-starter first graders between the 5th and 7th of September with an unforgettable show each day. The main purpose of this program is to get acquainted with the new life style of school and to help to build a community with the common experience. Emotive report about the first show of Atlantic Flight – Flying School – School Starters in Wonderland based on the Atlantic Flight – Fountain Circus Show.
The Capital Circus of Budapest prepares with special initiatory autumn shows for high school students between the 1st and the 9th of October as a new initiation of the renewing circus art. As part of the show we present three experimental productions with unique symbolism, after which we can take a thorough look into the symbols of the show and the language of circus art through short presentations!
School starters in Wonderland – the Capital Circus of Budapest hosts first grade classes in the first week of SeptemberTuesday, 28 August 2018
Entering the school for the first time is a great experience and change in a child’s life. She leaves the environment she got accustomed with for a completely new world with new rules, new time schedule, as part of a completely new community.
From today, the 27th of August until the 31st of August, Friday, world-famous mime artist, Tatiana Kuznetsova holds a mime-workshop for the students of the Baross Imre Institute of Artist Education for three plus three hours each day!
Our production Looking Out was featured for six consecutive days in the Sziget Festival, and it was proven to be a massive success among both Hungarian and foreign visitors.
If there is something that can prove the power of circus is that time when Emmerich Kálmán after the great success of The Yankee Princess (original name: Die Bajadere) and Countess Maritza told his writers, Julis Brammer and Alfred Grünwald that he wishes to compose an even more powerful work, which has circus as its background and they immediately agreed with this idea.
After a ten year-long hiatus, The Circus Princess, one of the most frequently performed operetta will return on the 20th and 21st of July 2018 to Margaret Island Open-Air Stage for the jubilee season of the Budapest Summer Festival, which features the performances of the artists of the Capital Circus of Budapest.
On the 14th of July, Saturday, from 21:35 a one and hour-long extra show was held in the Capital Circus of Budapest. Anyone could attend in who purchased a ticket for any of the three Atlantic Flight – Fountain Circus Show held in that day. Just like our fountain circus show – that is on show until the 9th of September – the extra show was also about travelling, since this was the extension of the Atlantic Flight – Fountain Circus Show. The visitors returning from the morning and afternoon show took their seats according to their arrival.
In 2013 Night of Circuses was created after the initiation of Capital Circus of Budapest and three privately owned circus – Hungarian National Circus, Horse Evolution Show and Eötvös Circus – and since then it was held every year and every prominent circus joined to this event. On the 14th of July 2018, from 21:35, Capital Circus will have a special show created for this occasion, that is based on the Atlantic Flight – Fountain Circus Show. Anybody can attend on this extra show who purchased a ticket for any of the shows held in that day. So, for the price of one ticket you get two shows and double circus experience!
Our Atlantic Flight – Fountain Circus Show premiered on the 7th of April. This show not only features juggle, aerial rope, quick change and sealion act, but the Chinese pole act of the Duo Funcoholics. Now we have made an interview with husband and wife team Konstantin Gvozdetskiy and Victoria Bilyauer.
On the 14th of July, Saturday, on the Night of Circuses we will have an extra show for those visitors who buy a ticket for either of Atlantic Flight – Fountain Circus Show programmes held that day. The one and half hour long extra show is held after the evening show, starting at 21:35, and it will be the continuation of the Atlantic Flight – Fountain Circus Show, so it will be about travelling. Young artists – who graduated this year or recently in the Baross Imre Institute of Artist Education – will also perform in this extra show.