1)One of VHC elephants died some days ago. It has worked wihth Victor Hugo for more than 20 years. We regret this lost very much. In Portugal there are only 6 african elephants left.
1)The profit of last sunday show of Monte-Carlo circus will be used in the built up of a new church at Amora. Read more
2)DavidCardinali will be in Santarem from 11 to 15 december. Read more
3)Dallas circus 2nd unit will be in Lagos soon. Read more.
4)In Brasil , it was celebrated the Clown daylast 10th december.
5)Anuska Bouglione and Ivo Monteiro were parents recently. Congratulations to the couple!
1)One of Dallas tent (on tour unit) was destroyed due to the strong wind yesterday at Lagoa. A new one is being set up in that same place. The damages exceed surely the 50000 euros
2)Irmaos Torralvo won't work this weekend. The bears will have a new cage.
3)Acciorfing to aucirque.com Rafael de Carlo (who has performed at VHC last 2004 and 2005 Xmas seasons) is working at Alexandre Bouglione.
4)Bazaar(Oporto) cellebrates its 3rd anniversary with a circus programme. Know more.
Dallas has a new tent for animals as well as a tunnel between the main tents.
1)The opening of Victor Hugo Cardinali (china company) was delayed because of logistic problems. It will open today at Lisbon.Meanwhile circus on ice (VHC 2nd unit) opened last 30 november. Read the CM report.
2)In Spain, Americano and Mundial will remain in Madrid for a couple of days (till 3 Dec) due to the huge success.
3)CP will provide trains to (school) children who are going to Oporto Coliseum circus
1)Chen has new ring and friza structures. Read CM report
2)This Xmas you can buy the new DVD of Mundial-MAriani. A very nice gift for circus fans.
Mundia-Mariani achieved the usual success in Guimaraes. Los Gauchosare working at this company. Nelson Monteiro is the announcer.
Chen will open tomorow Xmas season at Lisbon
Portugal will be represented at Massy Festival 2007by the luso-french jugglers Gonçalves. Know all performers
Here his the list of Latina 2006 winners.
Some news from UK
1)The Blackpool Tower Circuspresents Simbad Adventures next Xmas season.
2)Carrie Harvey and the clown Jan Baines will perform at The Hippodrome Circus.
3)Know more about circus History by visiting the National Museum of Performing Artson-line.
It's official ! Victor Hugo Cardinali will present two shows in Lisbon next Xmas: Chinese Circus and Circus on ice. In a few days, find out the advertising posters of these shows.
1)In Chile, the Catholic Church has a new spiritual service for circus performers. Read more.
2)In Brasil, Orlando Orfei is in Guaruj´a. More details
1)Soledad Cardinali will present one of the few human cannon ball performing in Europe next Xmas show. An atraction not to be missed!
2)Take a look at the photos of cirque du Solei in Madrid.
The great juggler Sashawill remain at Mundial Mariani till 6/1/07. On 15th February he will perform in the american unit of Hermanos Vazquezcircus as well as Gulliver(just recovered from the accident- rola-rola) and Vakal family(perch act).
In the next days we will publish photos of the circus which we have visited at Madrid: Mundial, Solei (Alegria) and Americano. This last one didn´t have as usual 3 rings because of lack of room. Take a look at its programme.
Here are some photos of Cesar Diasat Latina festival
Mr Pavelwill return to Portugal next Xmas. He will work at Dallas with his bears.
Flavio Vilar will be at Dallas next Xmas with low wire and trampolim act
David Cardinali (Roy) has returned from Spain performing this weekend at Tavira (Algarve). It will be at Santarem gor Xmas time
As usual, we have received the Chapito journal, which has a small biography of Toto Campos. Congratulations for the 25th anniversary. Recebemos (regularmente) o boletim informativo do Chapito. In November there will be workshops of theater, dance, face paiting and magic. More info by 0035121885550.
2)Know more about Orlando Orfei
Angelo Dias renamed his circus as America (ex-Monte-Carlo). Irina Williamsis working at this circus at the moment.
The aerial ring gymnast Angela Silva will work for Dallas next Xmas season. Meanwhile, Dallas, Soledad Cardinali and Victor Hugo Cardinali will bring some surprises for their Xmas shows. Come back in a few weeks to know what we are talking about.
The European circus Festival will take place from 17 december till 5 January 2007. The portuguese Zoltan (white tiger magic act) and Nerys (clowns) will be part of the cast. Find out the whole cast at the official site
Here is the complete castof Latina 2006.
1)Xmas casts are now being defined: Martins will be at Atlas (giant wheel and juggler), Sandro Silva and Fernanda Esmeralda at Chen as clown and announcer, respectively.
2)Many people have corrected us about the the partnership of Soledad Cardinali and Circolandia (which we announced on 13rd october). In fact, these two enterprises aren't together. Instead, Chicha and Humberto Munozhave left Circolandia and will work for Soledad Cardinali till Xmas. Our excuses to the enterprises involved. For this reason we removed this annoucement from this list.
Marcial Farfan, father of Farfan dinasty (famous flyers) died some days ago. Best wishes to the whole family. fonte: G. Herby
1) Circo Brasil has a site on the web: find out more.
A new groups of animals has just arrived at Victor Hugo Cardinali circus: one white lion, 2 european bisontes and 2 watusys.
1)Circo Europeu will be at Campina Grande (Brasil) for 3 weeks presenting beras, camels, aerrial tissues, clowns, flyers... Read more
2)Susan Chipperfield will work with her tigers at Lisbon Coliseum next Xmas time. source: G. Herby
3)G. Herby and Lisbon Coliseum producers will be at Latina Festival (Italy)
Today at 2pm Chen circuswill be part of the 14th anniversary parade of SIC (tv station) with its animals and performers. Read more.
Forum Montijo will present a new show of fashion and circus next 8th October. Read more
After a small spanish tour in association with Monster Truck Show, Roberto Cardinali has closed for a couple of months.
Here is the photoof Hugo Cardinali in his new horse act. Excelent work!
1)Lola and Leandro Roque left Imperio Cardinali after being engaged by Raluy (Spain)
2)A few changes in VH Cardinali programme: clown John went to Spain; Hugo Cardinali rides a black horse directing a group mof another 6. The Roques are now made up by: Joca Pincel e Angelo.
Congratulations to Carla and Mario Sandro Alves for the birth of his 3rd son!
1)Despiste of the car accident last week, Walter Diasworked last weekend with his animals.
2)Richard bros (Spain) is looking for performers. Please contact 0034677636364
The clowns Filipes have returned from Spain. They are nowadays at Atlas
There are more performers at festival de Latina. Click here to know them
1)National Pekin circus will be presented at Olga Cadaval CC (Sintra) next 16th September. Read more
2)The 4th edition of the unique circus fashion show will be presented next 8th October at Forum Montijo. The models casting will happen next days. read more
1)Walter Diaswas envolved in a car crash last 12nd September. He is no longer at the Hospital recovering at his home.
2)Victor Dores(Duo Manducas) was admited at Faro Hospital for a surgery. He is also recovreing at home.
There will be a portuguese performer at Latina Fastival. We are talking about Cesar Dias jr. Know more performers by clicking here.
Many russian performers will be at the 8th edition of Latina Festival. Know some of them by clicking here.
Our friend and contributor Cesar Dias will remain in Ricarhd bros circus till 31st January. Take a look at the bonushe sent us.
1)The 1st convention of circus arts of Vila do Conde will took place this weekend. Take a look at the program.
2)From Ireland, our friend Tiago informed us that Tom Duffy circus is at Wexford with a chinese company. The program includes Peter Chipperfield (crocodiles, horses, tigers). At Royal Moscow circus a trapeze gymnast died after a fall from the bar (which cracked) during the performance.
The 8th Latina Festivalwill took place at Latina city (Italy) from 19 to 23rd October. During this event more than 30 atractions will be presented. Here is the schedule of shows:
19/10-10.00 am (show A), 9.00 pm (show B)
20/10-10.00 am (show B), 9.00 pm (show A)
21/10-4.30 pm (show A), 9.00 pm (show B)
22/10-3.30 pm (show B), 7.00pm (show A)
More details in a few days
1)Max Stevenson is working inTropical Island Resort (Berlim) with a group of african acrobats Take a look at the photoshe has sent us.
2)In Spain, clown Enrico visited Mundial at Bilbao and took some photos
1)Sergio Gottany will remain in Portugal for unknown time . He will be at Sines next weekend.
2)Some of the granstand places fall down last Friday in Stankowick circus at Mairipora (Brasil) due to the accidental removal of the supporting structure during the ilegal entrance of some people under the bigtop. Read more
Sergio Gottany will go to Spain with his show Pinochio.
Our friends Celia and Ralph Mendizabal(Circle of Two) who have worked for Mundial Mariani last Xmas will be part of Krone production from 25 dec till 31st January 2007.
Claudio e Milena are working in Spain at Roy circus with 4 acts: goat, rola-rola, vertical rope and hula-hoop.
1)Cesar Dias family has left Chen and was replaced by Benilde Torralvo (announcer) and Duo Martins (jugglers and giant wheel).
2)Gulliver is almost restablishe from the fall 1 year ago. He is working at Victor Hugo Cardinali as ring assistent.
3)Thanks to all the circuses companies , which we have visited in Algarve.
Beto Carrero circus is at Catanduva (Brasil) at S. Paulo street. Shows everyday at 8.30pm. Read more at Regional on-line
1)Our friends Ralph and Celia Mendizabal have sent some photosof their work at Starr circus (England). Very nice work! Thanks!
2)The Small Moscow Circus will be in Vila Realnext saturday. Take a look at the cast
3)The hippohas returned to Claudio circus since its reopening.
According to circus.at.tt(Christoph Enzinger), the portuguese performer Dany Daniel will replace Martin Stey (who was injured) with his rola rola act in Louis Knie Jr circus.
After the closing of Jorge Chen, the clown Benedito and his wife Raquel were hired by Claudio Torralvo
Some national circuses have released Summer tournees. Circolandia will be in Espinho from 6th August. It seems tha Victor Hugo will be in Albufeira for a couple of weeks in August. Dallas will likely move to Albufeira after the success in Armaç~ao de Pera.
Stefano Orfei Noneswas seriously injured by a tiger at Moira Orfei circus, when he entered the animal cage. The indian tamer who tried to help him was injured also. Stefano has left the hospital but the other tamer still remains in the institution in a bad shape.
1)Soledad Cardinali has new performers: Emilio Calderon (clown), Saulo Roque(contorsion act, hula-hoop), aerial tissues.
2)Take a look at the new posterof Lisbon coliseum for 2006 Xmas
The Shenyang troupe has returned to Brasil with his amazing acrobatic acts. Read more here (in portuguese)
The perch gymnasts Rigolletos(who have worked in Portugal for Chen and Mundial) are working nowadays in Brasil at Gran circo Internacional.
Cesar Diasis working at Richards bros. circus in Spain. It has modern stuff, no animals nor announcer. It is owned by the portuguese grand sons of Mariano Monteiro: Sandro and Marco. See the photosof Cesar Dias
Dallas has new performers for summer season: Borro family (juggler and gran noir dogs). It will be in Albufeira next weekend.
Jorge Chen circus has closed. The 6 trained horses and exotics are for saling. If you are interested contact 00351 917222276
1)Take a look at the brochureof the XXXI Monte-Carlo Festival.
2)Nederland circus (Monteiro family) will close during summer time. Then It will go to Spain.
The hippo of Colombus has been at Torralvo bros. since its closing.
Monte-Carlo circus (Angelo Dias) will be in Azores with many rumanian performers. It will open next 7th July. Know the program in a few days.
Pequim acrobatic circus will be at Faro stadium in August.
1)The amazing mexican juggler Christopher Rodogell (who has worked for Soledad Cardinali last Xmas) is nowadays at Althoff circus.
2)The incredible portuguese low wire performer Roger Rodrigues is in David Cardinali (Roy).
The contorionist Galina Sultanova is working at the Bongo circus (Neteherlands) till the end of november. She will be in December at the portuguese Mundial of Rui Mariani.
In Terra Natura park, Ereni was seriously hurt by one of his elephants, which has taken his arm off.
Guarda theater will present Pequim acrobatic circus on next 14th September in a single show.
Great Yarmouth Hippodrome will present Peter Jay's all new summer 2006 circus spectacular and Water show with Clive Webb and Danny Adams from 19 July till 10 September.
1)The flying Ibarra Atayde (Mexico) will be in Lisbon coliseum for Xmas 2007. source G. Herby
2)After being at Ricardo bros. circus (Spain), the portuguese performer Sandra Lester was hired by an irish one.
The new tent (made in Italy) has just arrived to Nederland circus. It will be used in the next performance at Vila Real Sto. Ant´onio.
Miguel Chen circus has new advertising posters: They have reused two old ones with new design. See one of the at our photos album(posters section)
After being kept in a farm near Palmela, the two lions and tigers of Universal will know a new home: the Lisbon Zoo. Read more
Inatel will promote the 3rd edition of circus partynext 3rd July in 1º de Maio game yard.. This year they have invited Atlas for traditional circus shows. Read the program
Roberto Cardinali will arrive soon to Portugal after being in Mozambique for several months. The circus show didn't reach the expected sucess in part due to the various problems (as we announced previously) that Roberto found in Mozambique.
José Torralvo will remain in Bragança for one more weekend due to the huge success of the previous one. Just like us, Nordeste newspaper has visited this circus (read the report-in portuguese). We'd like to thanks Jose Torralvo for the nice welcome.
Cláudio Torralvo has bought a hippo, which is the star of the company (2nd unit)
Unfortunately, the selection of artists made by G. Herby (Lisbon Coliseum) for a special circus show won't perform at the Pavilhão de Exposições do Funchal next Xmas due to burocratic problems. We hope a new solution is found in order to get the circus in the island.
1)After arriving from Mozambique (with Roberto Cardinali), Lola has joined Imperio Cardinali with her hair hanging act.
2)Le Cirque du Solei will produce a new show about Elvis Presley. The opening will be in 2007. More info in portuguese.
It seems that Victor Hugo Cardinali, Dallas and Atlas will be in Algarve for 2006 summer.
The portuguese performers Guilherme Cardinali and Lloyda are working in France in Stefane Zavatta circus with their dogsand as clowns.
It is official: Lisbon coliseum circus cast 2006 will be in Micaelense coliseum on 27, 28, 29 December 2006
1)Once year again, coliseu Micacelense will present a new circus show on 27, 28, 29 December 2006
2)The spanish Raluy is at Reunião island. The ice ring and the globe of death have just arrived to the circus after being kept in customs.
The 2 lions and tigers of Sérgio Vilar (Universal circus) are disturbing the population of Vale de Touros-Palmela due to the noise. This was the first step to increase Circus prejudice. We remind you that besides the animals, there are also some trucks of Futuro and Universal which have closed some months ago. We wish them a quick return to road. Read the report of Diário de Notícias
Jorge Torralvo is working at Jorge Chen circus with 2 acts: pigeons and cow-boy fantasy
Boro family ios working nowadays at Indian circus.
Torralvo bros. have engaged a new act for 2006 show: american rodeo.
Boro family has returned to Portugal. It seems that Atlas is interested on them (dogs and jugglers)
Besides her icarian act, Irina is working with her 5 dog in Atlas.
Trudy Nery (sister of Nery bros. clowns) and Fausto are working at Americano (Adélio Roque) with 2 acts: vertical rope and crazy taxi. You can see them alive this weekend in Celorico da Beira.
Mr and Mrs Krenzolawill be part of Busch-Rolland 2006 cast.
After being in Medrano (Italy) Cardinali clowns are working at the moment at Bellucci circus (spanish tour).
The french Medrano circus will present its new water show in Spain from 29 april to 14 May (Figueres, Girona and Llobregat
Mundial-Mariani is going to Spain for the rest of the season. People say that Salamanca will be the first city to be visited by Rui Mariani.
1)Tonight TVI will broadcast the new tv show Celebrity Circus. During 7 weeks 10 celebrities will live in circus, performing, cleaning cages just like circus peolpe. As we have announced previously the whole stuff is owned by Victor Hugo Cardinali. more info
2)Our friend Maximo Luftman will be part of Louis Knie Jr Nationale 2006 production.
1)Dallas has engaged Jess Lester (clown) and Tamagnini (rola-rola) for 2006 season
2)Mauro Rock will present the new 6 wheel Big Foot in Monster truck 2006 edition. It will open on April.
3)Roberto Cardinali will return to Portugal from Mozambique next Abril
Here are the coliseums casts: we must thanks to G. Herbyfor this value info in advance.
OPORTO 2006: Kinitos (clowns), Lanich (perch/springboard-CHE), Gatto (juggler-USA), Di Falco (magic), Krenzola(exotic birds, ducks), Julia Krenzola (dogs), Cangzhou(soil wheel-CHI), Marya Margieva (aerial hoop, contorsion-RUS). Locutor: Nelson Eloy, regisseur Borissov, clown: Enea Weber (Orfei-Italy)
LISBOA 2006: Luftman (clowns), Gaspares(rola-rola and taxi), Anuska Bouglione (hula-hoop), Sandros (rolling skaters), Martin Chabry (transformista), Chabry (juggler-BEL), Irina Williams (dogs), Alavarados (comic act/flyers-Mexico), Trudy Cardinali (announcer), Jose António (director), Batatolas (clown)
LISBOA 2007: Nerys(clowns and magic), Canton (diabolos, basquine, pirâmides-CHI), família Rossi(circo Italiano-ESP-zebra, girafe, llamas, hipo, elephants), Petrov (giant wheel, columpio)
After having worked for Mundial-Mariani (Xmas season), Ralph and Celia Mendizabal (Circle of Two) signed up for Philip gandey (UK) till 20th November with 2 acts (trapeze and clock doll)
The Champions on Ice Overseasproduction is comming to Portugal: 24 th march (Lisbon), 25 th march (Oporto).
More portuguese performers workig abroad: Gaspar(rola-rola-Krone-Germany) and Jorge Cardinali (ladder and sea lions-Arena-Denmark)
1)From the national coliseums (G. Herby) we are proud to announce that Anthony Gattowill be at Oporto for 2006 Xmas time. He is an amazing juggler and has already perfromed in Monte-Carlo festival. The ringmaster will be Nelson Eloy and the clowns Kinito filho and family. The new announcer of Lisbon Coliseum will be Trudy Cardinali sister of David and Raul Nery cardinali, who are performing in France (Amar).
2)From Spain our friend Enrico told us that a new circus is about to go to road. The owners will be the famous flyers Tonitos(Papadoulos family)
3)The cuban performers will remain in Victor Hugo Cardinali for 2006 season. Jean Pierre Ferri and his chimps will return to this circus as well.
1)For the first time in Portugal, Mundial-Mariani circus will produce a DVD of its last show. You will be able to buy it on March.
2)The brasilian flyers Mendonça have just arrived from italy. They will be part of Torralvo bros circus 2006 cast.
1)From now on, portuguese circus children can have school classes by internet. This was the best solution found by the Education Ministery to avoid kids from changing from school to school. Congratulations to all the people involved in this process. We only regret its delay!
2)Mr Paveland his star bears will be in Claudio Torralvo circus for 2006 season.
It seems that the new tv program Celebrity circus will be played in Victor Hugo Cardinali circus and not in Chen as initially planned. We don't know the reasons of this change.
1)Torralvo bros circus has worked for two weekends in Vila Real. Despite of the extreme cold, there was plenty of audience at the matinees.
2)Claudio Torralvo 2 circus has 2 new performers: Duo Martins (giant wheel and jugglers)
1)Mundial-Mariani will return to Spain in a few weeks. For now it is at Coimbra with the same xmas cast. The star of the company is Snow White fantasy. Congratulations to Rui Mariani for the amazing show.
2)Atlas cast 2006: Dragor (trampolin), Manducas(hand to hand), Irina (antipodist), Charles bros. (clowns), Paulo (rola-rola)...
3)portuguese Cardinali clowns, who are working for Medrano at the moment have performed for Bento XVI some days ago. source: www.circusfans.it
1)Duo Durval(aerial ladder and soccer playing dogs) will be at Cláudio 2-Colombus for 2006 season
2)In Portugal, many people are staying at home due to the cold weather. Manyu circuses haven't worked during this weekend.
1)TVI and Endemol will produce a new TV program: Celebrity circus. Famous peolpe will learn circus modalities and animal taming. The circus which will support the tv show will be Miguel Chen.
2)Charles family (clown, aerial ring, clown) will go to Atlas for 2006 season
1)Brasil circus will be on road soon with its new 2006 production. Flavio Vilar will be part of the cast with 2 acts: rope and trampolim.
2)It is likely that Dallas will reopen next 10th January. The italian family Ernesto (piranhas act, roller, hula-hoop, juggling) were hired by a german circus, but it seems that Tamagnini and Jess will remain in this circus.
After being in Wiener circus (Belgium) for Xmas season, the portuguese clown Aires Gaitinhas will return to France to be part of Roger Lanzac 2006 cast.
Miguel Chen circus will reopen on the last weekend of January. From the cast: Carlos (fitas aéreas and trapeze), russian aerial act (rings), Farida (wire), Stefania (icarist and aerial ring), Marco and César Dias (clowns), Soraya Dias (juggler). The animals more than 30 species will be presented by Flávio Dias and Veónica Chen.
The portuguese performer David Cardinali Nery will work with the new group of tigers at Amar 2006 (France)
It seems that Roberto Cardinali is in crisis again. Some performers have just returned from Mozambique.
1)The portuguese international clown Kiko will be homaged next 3rd February at Teatro Sá da Bandeira (Oporto) at 9.30 pm. The homage show will present magicians, singers, dancers and many surprises.
2)The portuguese clowns Emilianos neto (Balders) will remain in Pinder for 2006 season as well as Gary Jhan and Conceição Muñoz (daughter of Ângelo Muñoz)
Tymur Jakubov troupe(perch and aerial strip act), who performed last Xmas season at Oporto Coliseum will be part of Medrano (France) on water 2006 show.
1)Arlette Gruss passed away. That she may rest in peace! visit the web siteof this french circus and know more details about her life!
2)Marianiswill be in the new spanish circus for 2006 season: Ricardo bros.
3)Mauro Roque will reopen Monster truck Show from May 2006 (Spanish and Portuguese tournee). Many new atractions will be part of this show including a russian globe of death.
The team of CIRCUS living showwishes you a Happy New Year with plenty of circus time.
Here is the first note of 2006: we proudly announce that Oporto Coliseum Xmas circus 2006 will present the same cast of Lisbon Coliseum 2005 except for Sasha adn Luftamns.