Ballyhoo Vol. VI, No. 5


Maxime Blanckaert and Nathan Briscoe perform a version of the Russian cradle in Hangar des Possibilities at the Canadian National Circus School.  Photo by Roland Lorente.

Editor’s Fanfare:

Efforts to fight the circus’s negative image have been going on for a long time.  In recent times the efforts are taking a new approach.


A circus school faces an existential crisis and Cirque du Soleil heads down a new path.

Feature Article:

Ecole Nationale de Cirque (ENC), Canada’s national circus school has a new director and is exploring new initiatives.

The Passing Spectacle:

       Cirque du Soleil’s Volta

       Cirkus Cirkor’s Limits

       Canada’s National Circus School shows

Book Review:

       Jeff Raz explores the secret life on clowns.

Photo Galleries:

       Volta,  photos by Patrice Lamoureux

       ENC shows, photos by Roland Lorente