Сulture

The Bolshoi St. Petersburg circus

Take just one step into the circus tent and you find yourself in a world in which everything is a bit extreme — a world in which the colours are too bright, animals are too clever, the humour a bit inappropriate, inciting laughter from both children and adults and movements are too bold and risky, causing spectators to gasp in fear and awe. Everything at the circus is too much, everything is extreme. This world that is just too much is a world that exists only in fairy tales — or at the circus. Tune in to learn the history (present and past) of the St. Petersburg State Circus on the Fontanka.

Director Arina Ohlopkova

Presenter Aleksandr Uvarov

Year 2014

Duration 00:27:53

Director Arina Ohlopkova

Presenter Aleksandr Uvarov

Take just one step into the circus tent and you find yourself in a world in which everything is a bit extreme — a world in which the colours are too bright, animals are too clever, the humour a bit inappropriate, inciting laughter from both children and adults and movements are too bold and risky, causing spectators to gasp in fear and awe. Everything at the circus is too much, everything is extreme. This world that is just too much is a world that exists only in fairy tales — or at the circus. Tune in to learn the history (present and past) of the St. Petersburg State Circus on the Fontanka.