John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Ringling! The name means “circus” to millions of Americans who grew up watching acrobats, clowns and performing animals under the big top. John Ringling — the leading force in this band of brothers behind the behemoth known as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus left quite an astonishing legacy that’s one of the biggest attractions in southwest Florida today. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art on the north side of Sarasota, Florida, is a 66-acre complex...
November 30th, 2010 | Susan McKee | Read More | Comments: 1
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Golden Dragon Acrobats from China Visit DC

Golden Dragon Acrobats from China Visit DC
... the shuttle bus. Parking – Free parking in the park’s multiple parking lots. Images – Flickr – acrobats, Wikimedia – bicycle Tags: circus, family fun ...
September 1st, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Greatest Show On Earth!

The Greatest Show On Earth!
Remember being a kid and wanting to run away with the circus?  I always dreamed about walking the tightrope in a sparkly, spangly costume and ballet slippers, dancing through the air above the crowd as they “ooohed” and “ahhhed” at my grace and agility.  I fancied myself an acrobat on the ground as well, imagining myself performing fearless acts of gymnastics: jumping through rings of fire, or perhaps doing a series of backflips over a bed of hot coals, landing (in a physics-defying...
July 7th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 1
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Amazement & Awe at Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA

Amazement & Awe at Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA
... Chinese Chairs KOOZA is derived from a Sanskrit word that means box, or chest, or treasure, and it deftly foreshadows what’s to follow – a circus in a box.  This modern circus has no ring and no animals, instead incorporating act around a storyline and theme.  KOOZA combines two of the most respected circus traditions – acrobatics and clowning – in a production that features a blend of slapstick comedy and physically demanding performances. The theme for KOOZA is the world of duality,...
June 6th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 2
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Lake Stevens Grad Heads Props for Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA

Lake Stevens Grad Heads Props for Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA
Lots of kids may dream of growing up and joining the circus, but for Lake Stevens High School graduate Jeff Carlton that dream is a reality.  I was excited to have a chance to interview JC, as he prefers to be called, to learn how a guy from the Pacific Northwest winds up with Cirque du Soleil. Prop Master Jeff Carlton says anyone interested in the entertainment industry should consider joining the circus. JC started his career with his own business building houses, and although he found it satisfying,...
May 27th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
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The Greatest Show on Earth is in DC

The Greatest Show on Earth is in DC
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus was first called the “Greatest Show on Earth” after the two circuses merged in 1907.   And today,  Zing Zang Zoom, the latest show from RBB&BC, is a magical version of the “Greatest Show on Earth” led by Zingmaster Alex.  It’s now showing at two Washington DC area venues, The Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia and The Verizon Center in Washington DC. Watch as a 4-ton elephant magically disappears before your...
March 10th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Not Just Another One-Ring Circus

Not Just Another One-Ring Circus
Ever feel like your life is just a circus?  Giovanni Zoppe, a sixth-generation circus performer who plays Nino the clown, can tell you about circus life when he and his family, the Zoppe Family circus perform in Chandler, Arizona through the New Year. The Zoppe’s put on what they refer to as an Old-World Italian traditional circus performance with acrobats, equestrians, canine trainers and general clowning around.  They’ve been performing since 1842 and even bring their own tent which will...
December 23rd, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
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Cavalia comes to Atlanta

Cavalia comes to Atlanta
... No, it’s not another Cirque – but it was conceived by Cirque du Soleil co-founder, Normand Latourelle. This is Cavalia — not a circus, or a horse show, but theater with horses as performers. In fact there are 60 equine artists in this show and 40 human acrobats, aerialists, riders, musicians and dancers. The horses are from 12 different breeds, among them Arabians, Lusitanos, Spanish Pure Breeds, Quarter Horses and Paint Horses from France, Canada, Spain and the United States...
October 26th, 2009 | Linda Erbele | Read More | Comments: 4
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8 Traditional and Modern Festivals in Hong Kong this Fall

... and Eastern cultures, as depicted in TV shows, many movies and most recently, a stage production entitled Monkey: Journey to the West – a ‘circus opera’ created by Chinese actor and director Chen Shi-zheng, with British musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett.   For more on Monkey: Journey to the West visit www.monkeyjourneytothewest.com     5. Birthday of Confucius   15 October marks the birth date of one of China’s most influential philosophers. Confucius’ teachings...
September 14th, 2009 | Jessy DB | Read More | Comments: 5
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Goldstar Los Angeles

... Hotel: $25 (July 26) Zephyr Theatre’s comedy “Wife Swappers”: $12.50 (July 11, 17, 18) Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, Anaheim: $17.50-$23.50 (July 17, 18) Lock and Key Party for Singles at Santa Monica’s Main Lounge: $12 (July 18) Urban Adventure Hunt CityRace, Hollywood: $17.50 (July 19) Monty Python’s “Spamalot” at the Ahmanson Theatre: $32-$45 (18 dates in July) Crime Tour of Pasadena with Crimebo the Clown: $29 (Aug. L.A....
July 10th, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 0
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A Circus Festival in Buenos Aires

The first Buenos Aires International circus Festival, called Buenos Aires Polo Circo, is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, Culturesfrance and the French Embassy in Argentina. It will take place between June 29 and July 5. The Festival will feature unique performances such as outstanding artists, creative and fun national and international shows, including eleven companies from France, Spain, Israel and Brazil, focusing in contemporary circus. The festival is dived...
June 27th, 2009 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
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Lots of Fun for Kids: Vancouver International Children’s Festival

... located at the foot of Chestnust Street and Whyte Ave.  From toddlers to teens there is entertainment for everyone including music, theatre, dance, circus arts, puppetry and storytelling from Canada and around the world.  Performances are held outdoors in this beautiful setting overlooking English Bay or under the shelter of the big white tents.  circus Rebellion from U.S.A. performs with tantastical characters; O Cano, Circo Teatro Udi Grudi, Brazil livens things up with goofy clowns; Well-loved...
May 10th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Cirque du Soleil and The All Blacks?!

Roll up, roll up and catch all the fun of the circus because the world famous Cirque du Soleil is back in Auckland with their Dralion show from July 9th to August 2nd later this year. The show hits town following a year long, successful five city tour of Australia. The venue will be Alexandra Park under the trade mark blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top!!) The Dralion show has been seen by over 8 million fans in 56 cities since its premiere ten years ago during which time 3500 performances have...
April 24th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Learn Trapeze in Sydney

You don’t have to run away to the circus to learn the tricks of the trade. Just visit the Sydney Trapeze School! Here you can experience the thrill of swinging eight metres above the ground, and get fit at the same time! Yes that’s right, trapeze is actually a fantastic form of exercise. It tones your upper body and core muscles and improves your flexibility. It’s also a lot more fun that sweating it out in your local gym! It might look a little scary, but it’s all completely safe. The classes...
January 14th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
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Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA – Simply Amazing!

... gasps, screams and shrieks. The story, led by a team of very funny clowns made for a slap-stick, party-like feel, intermingled with spectacular circus acts.  The clowns kept the show funny and moving, allowing people to catch their breathes and slow their pulses between acts.  Be ready for some fun audience participation, but be warned…watch your wallet.  The show’s opening artistic act, three contortionists, set the stage for the acts to come.  They seemed to made of rubber...
November 1st, 2008 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 2
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