Ballyhoo Vol. IV, No. 1



The aerial Pas de deux of the National Circus of Pyongyang, as seen in Monte Carlo Festival.


Editor’s Fanfare:

Our current features are introduced and the rationale for their publication is explored.



Win a prize or go back to school.  Circus schools keep popping up and expanding, while finances occupy both the not-for-profit and profit segments of the circus business.  A circus icon is the subject of a new play in development.



What starts out as social circus can under the most propitious circumstances turn into professional circus, especially when given the right ingredients, namely the people involved.   By Kim Campbell

Combining a Chinese approach to training and an American style of presentation may be just what a new circus company needs to succeed.   That and lots of funding.  By JudyFinelli


The Passing Spectacle:

A Celebration of American Circus

An International Contemporary Circus Exposure

The International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo


Photo Galleries:

International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo

Lu Yi and Acrosanct

Circus Harmony with Iking and Jessica Hentoff.

Maike Schulz’s Images from the Celebration of American Circus