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HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco and the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque

Dear All, Unprecedented situation requires unprecedented actions. COVID-19 has shaken the World and our life suddenly has changed from one week to another. Due to the pandemic all cultural events are cancelled; circuses had to close or postpone the opening of their season. Schools, universities, museums and public places are shut down too [...]

By |2020-03-28T21:40:12-04:00March 28th, 2020|2020|0 Comments

Cirque du Soleil explores options including bankruptcy

(Reuters) - Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is exploring debt restructuring options that include a potential bankruptcy filing, after it was forced to cancel shows because of the coronavirus outbreak, people familiar with the matter said. The famed Montreal-based circus company, largely known for its regular shows in Las Vegas venues, had to [...]

By |2020-03-28T21:33:56-04:00March 28th, 2020|2020|0 Comments

Today’s struggles, tomorrow’s strengths; Gamma Phi Circus members react to the 2020 home show cancellation

“Do or Die” is a motto said often by members of Illinois State University’s Gamma Phi Circus. Now, more than ever, that phrase is being tested. Members of the circus train all school year for one weekend in April. But with a blink of an eye, that weekend was gone. “I literally felt my [...]

By |2020-03-25T23:15:17-04:00March 25th, 2020|2020|0 Comments

Baraboo circus museum provides virtual tours, content for homebound while COVID-19 delays opening

Although Baraboo’s circus museum can no longer entertain and educate visitors in person due to the spread of COVID-19, its employees remain dedicated to bringing its content to the public.Circus World Museum Executive Director Scott O’Donnell said he and his staff have been filming as many virtual tours of the museum, its collection, musical instruments [...]

By |2020-03-25T22:53:45-04:00March 25th, 2020|2020|0 Comments