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Title:
Circus Nikulin
When:
10.11.2009 - 19.11.2009 19.30 h
Where:
Qujiang International Exhibition Center - Xi'an
Street:
Yanzhan Road 1, Qujiang New District
ZIP:
710061
City:
Xi'an
Category:
Entertainment

Description

One of the oldest circuses in Russia on China Tour and Xi'an is one of the stations. A great opportunity to see acrobatic stunts and circus performances in perfection.


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History of the Nikulin

The Old Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard is one of the oldest circuses in Russia. The former rider and gymnast Albert Salamonski established the permanent brick building for the circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard in Moscow in 1880. On the 20th of October 1880 the circus was opened with five rows of seats, box seats, a dress circle, wooden unnumbered benches and a standing gallery . In 1884, brick stalls were built and, in 1889 a swimming pool was added. Albert Salamonski, himself a remarkable rider, found and attracted to the circus the best horse acts as well as other phenomenal acts from all over the world. At that time the circus began to expand its repertoire with elaborate pantomimes and special performances for children.

In 1919 the Circus was nationalized in accordance with a decree from Lenin becoming the first Moscow State Circus. During World War II (1941-1945) the circus ran uninterrupted. New performances were produced including special stunts which enacted military hostilities. The audience was entertained by motor-cyclists, horse fighting and acrobatic clown scenes of two German soldiers. In the finale a real tank drove into the ring and crushed hostile pill-boxes. The brilliant clown Karandash mimicked fascist warriors. Soon after the War ended, the Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard formed a production company. New acts and theme performances were created. The Chief Artistic Director M. Mestetchkin and the talented Manager A. Assanov contributed greatly to the Circus. In 1946 the Clown Studio was introduced. The best clowns of the russian circus, including Yury Nikulin, graduated from there. Starting in 1960 Yury Nikulin performed for many years as a clown. In 1983, Yury Nikulin was named the Chief Producer of the Old Moscow Circus.

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Venue

Qujiang International Exhibition Center
Venue:
Qujiang International Exhibition Center   -   Website
Street:
Yanzhan Road 1, Qujiang New District
ZIP:
710061
City:
Xi'an

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