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By Mike Giuliano | November 16, 1990
Moscow CircusWhere: Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St.When: Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 17, 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Nov. 18, 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.Tickets: $19.50, $16, $12.50 and $10.Call: 481-6000 to charge tickets; 347-2010 for information. Ring-counters will immediately note that the Moscow Circus only has a single ring, unlike the hyper-busy three rings of an American circus. But that single focus of activity, set up at the Baltimore Arena through Sunday, is still bursting with circusThat characteristic aside, there are other things that make this circus distinctively Russian.
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By LORI SEARS | November 23, 2006
Kids Circus Forget shopping. There's plenty of time for that. Instead, tomorrow, consider catching the Russian American Kids Circus on Stage at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. Audience members will be amazed at the skill and dexterity of the young circus performers. Trained by veterans of the Moscow Circus, the performers, ages 6 to 16, will present aerial maneuvers, unicycling and juggling, balancing acts, synchronized acrobatics and more at the professional circus. Two shows take place tomorrow -- at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. -- at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick.
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By Roger Twigg | November 20, 1990
A pianist for the Moscow Circus has told the police that while he was performing last Friday, thieves broke into his hotel room and stole $6,000 along with two gold bracelets he had bought for his wife and daughter, investigators said yesterday."
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January 25, 2006
The Russian American Kids Circus on Stage is a performing troupe that grew out of the nonprofit New Way Circus Center, founded by a former Moscow Circus star in Brooklyn, N.Y. Circus members ages 6 to 16 are trained by veterans of the Moscow Circus and offer a show that blends the traditions of Europe an theater and circus arts. The circus visited the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapo lis on Sunday. The circus has performed hundreds of shows in 32 states and Canada since its begin ning 10 years ago.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | January 16, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- Unable to juggle the cost of production after a pratfall taken by the American economy, the Moscow Circus has canceled its U.S. tour this year.After performances in Chicago and a few other smaller cities this year, the New York company that produces the circus decided to cancel the rest of the 10-city tour, said Bill Franzblau, vice president of Circus Production Inc."Based on the economic conditions of the country, we decided to tour next year instead," Franzblau said. A projected drop-off in ticket sales, and not the recent upheaval in Russia, was the reason for the cancellation, he added.
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By Peter M. Krask and Peter M. Krask,Special to The Evening Sun | November 15, 1990
THE AMERICAN public must be getting comfortable with the Russian people. So comfortable, that some of them greeted the Moscow Circus, opening last night at the Baltimore Arena, with a protest. Thirty demonstrators, chanting "Free the Bears! Keep the Clowns!" paraded outside the Arena. Meanwhile, the crowd poured in eagerly awaiting the famous dancing brown bears.Kyrem Ross, 10, admitted that he was worried about the bears -- worried that they would escape and eat him up. His fear, however, proved to be groundless.
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By Eric Siegel | November 13, 1990
If you want to know what Dania Kaseeva does, just read her hips.And her knees, thighs, torso, even her arms.Ms. Kaseeva is a performer with the acclaimed Moscow Circus who shakes and shimmies just about every part of her anatomy in a frenetic five-minute act in which she twirls not one, not two, not five but up to fifty hula hoops at one time -- turning a Cold War toy into an instrument of artistry in the age of perestroika.Elvis Presley, eat your heart out."The most difficult part is not the actual twirling of the hoops; it's the energy you have to have of making it into something exciting," explained Ms. Kaseeva, who was in town last week to promote the Moscow Circus, which begins a nine-performance engagement at the Baltimore Arena tomorrow night.
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | January 29, 1992
MOSCOW -- The joyful clowns of the Moscow State Circus were in tears yesterday. The woman who stands on one foot on top of a long slender pole, which rests on her husband's forehead while he climbs another pole, was thrown off balance from grief.The waif the circus had taken in had died during the night. "She was our child," sighed Mikhail Belostotski, assistant to the circus director.Kinga, a 32-year-old elephant, had been found starving and frostbitten two weeks ago, a victim of the deteriorating economy.
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January 25, 2006
The Russian American Kids Circus on Stage is a performing troupe that grew out of the nonprofit New Way Circus Center, founded by a former Moscow Circus star in Brooklyn, N.Y. Circus members ages 6 to 16 are trained by veterans of the Moscow Circus and offer a show that blends the traditions of Europe an theater and circus arts. The circus visited the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapo lis on Sunday. The circus has performed hundreds of shows in 32 states and Canada since its begin ning 10 years ago.
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By Lisa Wiseman | October 23, 1994
Moscow Circus TimeIt's been three years since the Great Moscow Circus came to town. But it's back. This time around it'll be at the Baltimore Arena, Nov. 9-13. Those of you who find the three-ring circus distracting (I always feel like I'm missing something) will be happy to know that the Moscow Circus is an old-fashioned one-ring show. That doesn't mean it's lacking in the talent department, though. Oh nyet, my comrade. Where else but the Moscow Circus can you see dancing bears, the Flying Cranes, equilibrists (balancing acts)
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | December 18, 2001
MOSCOW - At one of Russia's most prestigious institutions of higher learning, no students work harder than the class clowns. "It's a common idea that to be a clown is an easy thing," says Valentina Savina, director of the State School of Circus and Variety Arts. But clowning is the most intellectually demanding major offered by the four-year college, and about half of the tiny number of freshmen who start as clowns switch to other specialties. "You must be born a clown," she explains, "and you must have a philosophy of performance."
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By Russell Working and Russell Working,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 9, 1999
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- "Masha," Pavel Samolianov purrs, creeping over a pile of hay and scrap lumber outside his mansion-in-progress in the wooded outskirts of the Russian Far East's largest city."
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 27, 1997
MOSCOW -- Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin lay in state yesterday in the only appropriate place, the imposing ring of the Moscow Circus, with banks of flowers and enormous wreaths displacing for a moment trained bears, pretzel-bodied contortionists and ice-veined tightrope walkers.Nikulin, who died Thursday at the age of 75, was the director of the Old Moscow Circus, a beloved clown and a famous movie actor. But he was far more.In a nation where centuries of deprivation have schooled Russians to seek wealth in the life of the imagination instead of the harsh world around them, Yuri Nikulin made the ordinary person feel rich.
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By Lisa Wiseman | October 23, 1994
Moscow Circus TimeIt's been three years since the Great Moscow Circus came to town. But it's back. This time around it'll be at the Baltimore Arena, Nov. 9-13. Those of you who find the three-ring circus distracting (I always feel like I'm missing something) will be happy to know that the Moscow Circus is an old-fashioned one-ring show. That doesn't mean it's lacking in the talent department, though. Oh nyet, my comrade. Where else but the Moscow Circus can you see dancing bears, the Flying Cranes, equilibrists (balancing acts)
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | January 29, 1992
MOSCOW -- The joyful clowns of the Moscow State Circus were in tears yesterday. The woman who stands on one foot on top of a long slender pole, which rests on her husband's forehead while he climbs another pole, was thrown off balance from grief.The waif the circus had taken in had died during the night. "She was our child," sighed Mikhail Belostotski, assistant to the circus director.Kinga, a 32-year-old elephant, had been found starving and frostbitten two weeks ago, a victim of the deteriorating economy.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | January 16, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- Unable to juggle the cost of production after a pratfall taken by the American economy, the Moscow Circus has canceled its U.S. tour this year.After performances in Chicago and a few other smaller cities this year, the New York company that produces the circus decided to cancel the rest of the 10-city tour, said Bill Franzblau, vice president of Circus Production Inc."Based on the economic conditions of the country, we decided to tour next year instead," Franzblau said. A projected drop-off in ticket sales, and not the recent upheaval in Russia, was the reason for the cancellation, he added.
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By LORI SEARS | November 23, 2006
Kids Circus Forget shopping. There's plenty of time for that. Instead, tomorrow, consider catching the Russian American Kids Circus on Stage at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. Audience members will be amazed at the skill and dexterity of the young circus performers. Trained by veterans of the Moscow Circus, the performers, ages 6 to 16, will present aerial maneuvers, unicycling and juggling, balancing acts, synchronized acrobatics and more at the professional circus. Two shows take place tomorrow -- at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. -- at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Evening Sun Staff | January 4, 1991
The Greatest Show on Earth will return to Baltimore by 1993, now that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has patched up its differences with the managers of the Baltimore Arena.The Centre Group, which was given a contract to manage the Baltimore Arena in 1988, had not done business with Ringling Brothers since 1978, when the circus pulled out of the Capital Centre in Landover following a dispute with the arena's owner, Abe Pollin.The feud ran so deep that Ringling turned its back on a quarter-century history of money-making shows in Baltimore and pulled out of the Arena when Pollin's Centre Group assumed control of the venue.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Evening Sun Staff | January 4, 1991
The Greatest Show on Earth will return to Baltimore by 1993, now that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has patched up its differences with the managers of the Baltimore Arena.The Centre Group, which was given a contract to manage the Baltimore Arena in 1988, had not done business with Ringling Brothers since 1978, when the circus pulled out of the Capital Centre in Landover following a dispute with the arena's owner, Abe Pollin.The feud ran so deep that Ringling turned its back on a quarter-century history of money-making shows in Baltimore and pulled out of the Arena when Pollin's Centre Group assumed control of the venue.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Evening Sun Staff | January 3, 1991
The operators of the Baltimore Arena have settled their differences with owners of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum TC Bailey Circus, allowing the self-proclaimed Greatest Show on Earth to return to Baltimore in 1993.The Centre Group, which received a no-bid contract to manage the money-losing Baltimore Arena in 1988, had not done business with Ringling Brothers since 1978, when the circus pulled out of the Capital Centre following a dispute with the center's owner, Abe Pollin.The feud ran so deep that Ringling Brothers, turned its back on a quarter-century history of money making shows in Baltimore and immediately pulled out of the Arena when Pollin's Centre Group assumed control of the venue.
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