Ballyhoo Vol. VI, No. 6




Kyle Driggs as he appeared with Circus Flora. Photo by Peter Wochniak

Editor’s Fanfare:

Various Boards of Directors create unnecessary chaos.

Letters to the Editor:

Two women prominent in the world of American circus offer their views on where the circus is headed and how it got to its present state.


NEA representative offers his impressions of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and provides his personal conclusions.  The Australian national circus school is gearing up to audition prospective students.

Feature Article:

Dominique Jando recorded his observations during an event which seemed as if the entire American circus world had converged on Washington, D.C. this past July as part of the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival celebrated the American circus.

The Passing Spectacle:

       Circus Flora

       Compagnie XY

       Circus Juventas

Book Review:

In Flying Funny Dudley Riggs recounts his experiences working as a child and adult in both the circus and vaudeville, and ultimately creating a new brand of entertainment.

Photo Galleries:

       Circus Flora images by Peter Wochniak

       Smithsonian Folklife Festival images by Maike Schulz

       Circus Juventas images by Bill Raab and Dan Norman