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Russian Circus History

contortionistsPeople entertaining people is the slogan of this fast paced high-energy circus of the future. Unlike circuses you have seen in the past the MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS is not about elephants and lion trainers. It is a circus of the future. There will be no animals in any performances. The enviable reputation on Russian circus (and that of other countries of the former Soviet bloc) is based on 200 years of tradition, but in particular 70 years of massive state support under the Communist regime. Modern circus was started in London in 1768 by Philip Astley and rapidly became the chief form of entertainment throughout much of the world during the 19th century. Catherine the Great had invited tile English trick rider and impresario Charles Hughes (Ashley’s rival) to set up a riding school in St. Petersburg, and circus quickly spread, eventually producing its own dynastic families-the Durovs, Zapashnys, Kios, Kantermirovs and others-who passed on their skills from one generation to the next. To the founding fathers of the Soviet state, however circus had a special significance which put it on par with, even above, the ballet and opera: it was a truly popular-egalitarian-form of entertainment, enjoyed by all, regardless of race, language, age, education or class. Requiring great skill, benefiting from creativity and originality, circus nevertheless needs no sophistication. Through the establishment of state circus schools in Moscow and other major cities, circus developed in quality and on a scale unknown in other countries, and from the 1950’s became a highly successful cultural export. At its height, on the eve of the collapse of the Communist regime in the early...

circus performers for hire

circus performers for hire in the UK we have a great variety of acts from acrobats to trapeze artists please browse this website to find the acts that you need for your event, We can provide acts for festivals, big tops, theme parks circus performers for hire in all cities in the United kingdom all artists will travel to perform in your event no event is too big or too small. we have entertainers in London, Leeds, Merseyside, use our contact pages above to get in touch and let us know what you need this company started in 1997 and was one of the first to provide an database of entertainers in the internet. circus performers for hire our company has worked with the major products brand providing artists for commercials, films and television we even have acts that appeared on Britains got talent and other television programs circus performers for hire all our performers are based in the UK but travel performing amazing circus skills all over the world. we also have acts based in Scotland, Ireland and Wels. our company will be proud to provide all entertainment for your festival, party, or any project that you are planing in the future we can provide any type of performers that you can imagine. why do you provide entertainers? our aime is to provide the best artists in the market today. all acts in our agency are carefully selected to provide you with the best in the performing arts if you need to hire a big top or produce a full show, we will be able to help, as we can put a full...

circus agency in London

circus agency We’re the number one circus agency we have acts and entertainers based in the UK We provide artists for festivals, fate, cabaret, arena shows and and all showbusiness soluctions, if you’r looking for an acrobat, contortionist, trapeze artist or any unusual act get in touch with our office, we have been in business for over 15 years. our performers are well trained and very professional. we only work with artists that we personaly know and have seen in action. so you can book our acts with confidence and know that the performers for hire are of a very high standart. we have been booked by clients from London, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, glasgow, belfast and many other places trough out the UK. in Europe we worked with clients from germany, france, belgium, holland, iceland, norway etc.. all with good response to our service provided international acts presenting the most amazing performances. we have come a long way and we’re one of the first companies to have a website with all our cast on the internet with the increase of performers demand duo to the approach of the olympic games our company is in great demand and we’re sending more and more people to events to London and beond our books are getting full very quick but we have a great network and we can coupe with the demand. a new addiction to our books is sport models and athlets we have been sending sports models to many auditions in a dally bases. we also have a competitive rates. and we can extrech any buget and custumize any event...
UK Juggler Jon Udry

UK Juggler Jon Udry

Juggler Balancing, Fire dancing (fire twirling, fire spinning, fire manipulation) Juggling (balls, clubs, rings, etc)   “Mr Jon Udry.. well, you hear the word “juggler” and straight away in your head you think you know what to expect.. a performer is going to jump on stage before you and perform a few tricks you couldn’t exactly attempt yourself with a few balls or what not, entertaining? Fairly.. nothing to shout about or certainly usually not a topic you would bring up in conversation with your friends “Hey I seen this juggler last night..” but Jon jumps on the stage, the music starts, and he then effortlessly and simply blows you away.. This guy is definitely not your typical run of the mill decent juggler, instead Jon will impress you on every aspect of an entertaining performer. Impeccable timing of his tricks to the music, utterly mind bogglingly quick hands and reactions to funky tracks together with very humorous and theatrical body language and expressions, he has a whole catalogue of incredibly inventive tricks to wow you with… simply put, he will mesmerise you.. and whilst doing this he will put a grin on your face without you even being aware that you are grinning, his audience participation will have you in hysterics with his witty and dry humour, heckle him at your own demise as this guy is not just quick with his hands… Jon has been performing at our venue for a few months now, and I sincerely hope he will be performing here for a long time! he really is one of the best variety acts you...
Tightrope walking & Trick Cycling act – Alice Allart

Tightrope walking & Trick Cycling act – Alice Allart

. Tightrope walking & Trick Cycling act UK based performer Alice  Allart I have acts in 3 different circus disciplines : Trick Cycling act, Slack Rope and the unique discipline of Aerial Bike. I can provide different type of styles and lengths according to the event. I usually work in a contemporary way, mixing movement and theatre with my circus skills creating a fresh and elegant style. I am using the bike in a very original manor, manipulating it, standing on it in a circle or still. I can use the bike on stage or outdoors, in a cycle-about format for different type of walkabout show. The discipline of Aerial bike is completly new and unique, it’s a original alternative to a normal aerial act. Cycling act Alice...
Tightrope walking Alana

Tightrope walking Alana

Amazing  British Tightrope walking act Tightrope walking Alana   Anon- elegant act to live classical guitar or recorded classical music. Homelands- to Nithin Sawhey’s Homelands. Tightrope walking Corpse Bride- ideal for Halloween- a gothica themed act to Evenessence’s Haunted. The Tiny Travelling Tightwire Show! roaming travelling tightwire combing impeccable balance and puppetry- a charming show for all the family. From the Inky Deep- dark folk tale following the Selkie and her quest to regain her seal skin. Full cast, 40 minute show. I have both free-standing tightwire rigs (no rigging necessary) and A frames that use ground anchors. Please contact for details. Cabinet of Curiosities- walkabout- two down and out Victoriana characters wheel their strange cabinet on the back of a trike selling their strange and eccentric objects. Tightrope walking this professional performers is available for booking with this amazing Tightrope walking act we can adapt our acts to suit your needs for more information please get in touch with our company.   Alana’s act is one of the best  of it kind in the...
Aerial Hoop and Silks performer Rae Piper

Aerial Hoop and Silks performer Rae Piper

. Aerial Silks “ROXANNE” (5 mins) This is a dramatic and dynamic piece, full of the passion of the Moulin Rouge. Rae performs unbelievable contortions high above the audience while playing the character of the tragic Roxanne. Aerial Hoop “CORNER OF THE SKY” (4 mins) An upbeat and lively act to The Jackson Five’s cover of “Corner of the Sky”. Amazing spins, drops and feats of flexibility will leave an audience amazed and enchanted. “SUNSET BOULEVARD” (3.5 mins) Set to the stunning title track from the musical “Sunset Boulevard”, this is a theatrical and exciting act filled with breathtaking acrobatics “Rae Piper as the Woodland Fairy narrates throughout and at the end of the first act gives a riveting display of aerial acrobatics.” – The Stage, September 15th, 2008 “Rae Piper – fabulous aerial artiste.” – Spotlight, May 24th, 2009 “Incredible entertainment by silk artiste Rae.” – The Drama Student, May 24th, 2009   Rae started learning aerial work when she was at the circus dinner theatre, Pirates Adventure, in Mallorca. She trained with ex-British squad gymnast Christian Hunt, to develop a duo silks act which they performed together on the MS Norwegian Dawn. Rae now works as a solo aerial artist and performs on aerial silks, aerial hoop and spanish web. Rae’s aerial performance credits include The Really Useful Group, Café de Paris, Norwegian Cruise Lines, The Spotlight Summer Ball, Paul Holman Associates, Best Parties Ever and for international music artist Navin...
Contortionist Rae

Contortionist Rae

. Contortionist Rae performs a number of different acts which are listed below, however, she is always more than happy to develop a new act tailored to a client’s needs – whether that be in a specific style, to a certain piece of music, or any other requirement. Please contact Rae for more information. “ZARABANDA” (5 mins) Rae presents an elegant and spellbinding act set to evocative music. Amazing contortion and hand-balancing skills are performed with grace and lyricism. “LADY MARMALADE” (4.5 mins) Sexy, sassy and saucy! This is a show-stopping act set to the smash-hit remake of “Lady Marmalade” from the film “Moulin Rouge”. Expect to be dazzled by Rae’s amazing flexibility. “Our contortionist Rae created just the right atmosphere, and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening.” Alev Dervish from Giraffe Communications, March 12th 2009 Contortion runs in Rae’s family. Her mother was a well-known contortionist of the 1960s and 70s, and consequently Rae has been lucky enough to receive expert training since an early age. Rae has performed her contortion acts both nationally and internationally including for Café de Paris, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Circus in the Square, The Special Yoga Centre, The Spotlight Summer Ball, Friends First Investments, Gymbox and The Orange...
Aerial circus company

Aerial circus company

– ‘Knockout’ ‘Knockout’ is a flirtatious teasing game that develops into a playful duel in the air. This is a stylish, original and high skilled double rope act with a strong visual impact. Its funny, sexy and most of all excited. 6 minute long. ‘Some like it…..’ Inspired by the iconography of movies from the 20’s and 30’s, this sixteen minute act plays freely with gender identities and the comic side of traditional sex roles using cross dressing to play and question the different between masculine and feminine. ‘Some like it….’ takes a wry, satirical look at the ways we conform to the gender roles assigned to us and what happens when the masc drop and we find that our identities are a little less straight forward than we imagined? ‘Under water’ Under water is an atmospheric double silks act that was created originally for the ‘Under the Sea’ co operate event in London, July 2010. The white music and the beautiful music creates a very elegant and unique act that can be suitable for many events and shows....