The Ballyhoo Vol. VII, No.4

The Cover:

The St. Louis Arches as they appealed in Circus Flora production of The Case of the Missing Bellhop.  Photo by George Koertel.

Editor’s Fanfare:

Can the contemporary circus win a popular audience without the wow factor?


A variety of circus activity around the world suggests where the circus is headed.

Feature Article:

Cindy Marvell’s recap of a weekend in Colorado provides some insights into trends in contemporary circus.

The Passing Spectacle:

       Circus Flora’s The Case of the Missing Bellhop

       Bindlestiff Family Cirkus in cabaret

       Cirque Èloize’s Saloon

Photo Galleries:

       Circus Flora by George Koertel

       Maike Schulz’s Images of the Bindelstiff’s Cabaret

       PSS at the New Victory Theater by Maike Schulz

       Canada’s National Circus School productions Barok and Sapience.