- For immediate release - 1 June 2010
Many ECA members take part in the World Circus Day
Organized by the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque, the first World Circus
Day was celebrated in 36 countries on 17 April 2010. After the European
Circus Association (ECA) had launched the European Circus Day in
2008, this European event has now gained world-wide significance.
The day had been prepared with active support by the European Circus
Association and thus its world-wide success is also due to the fantastic
participation of many ECA members. Whether in Germany, in the
Netherlands, in Italy, Spain, France, in the Scandinavian countries or in
Eastern Europe: on that day, the circus “in all of its many forms”
(according to Princess Stephanie of Monaco) was honoured and
celebrated. Circuses, both classical and contemporary, were joined by
circus festivals, circus friends and circus historical societies, professional
circus schools, youth organizations, museums and libraries housing circus
collections, representatives of local governments, public sector cultural
organizations and state-sponsored circus companies.
The European Circus Association represents the European circuses to
authorities and the general public. The ECA wants to promote circus arts
and culture and to protect this important part of our common cultural
heritage. ECA President Urs Pilz is vice president and artistic director of
the International Circus Festival in Monte-Carlo. Nearly all renowned
European circuses are members of the ECA.
For more information:
Arie Oudenes 0031 33 455 35 69
On the pictures
1) “Colonel Joe” at Circus Krone„s elephant breakfast in Heilbronn.
2) Arie Oudenes received a donation from a benefit performance for the
ECA, organized by Gran Circo Mundial in Sevilla.
3) Horsemen during a street parade in Budapest, organized by the
Hungarian Circus and Variety (Maciva).
More pictures can be obtained from Dirk Kuik: