The 42nd International Circus Festival will take place from 18 to 28 January 2018.
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250 years ago modern circus was born
To pay tribute to Philip Astley, the inventor of modern circus, H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, President of the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo Organising Committee, invited to the famous Fontvieille ring the best “Equestrian Pas de Deux” in the history of modern circus, featuring Jozsef Richter Junior and his young wife Merrylu.
Whilst the Monte-Carlo Circus Festival wishes to highlight traditional circus, it is also a place for creation and innovation.
The artists of the 42nd International Circus Festival
The complete programme for the 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo
THE GREAT EXOTIC GROUP OF THE NATIONAL HUNGARIAN CIRCUS PRESENTED BY JOSEPH AND MERRYLU RICHTER
SERGEY PROSVIRNIN – REPRISE CLOWN
THE ASTRONAUTS – FUNAMBULISTS ON THE SEMAPHORE
MICHAEL FERRERI – JUGGLER
BALLANCE – HAND-TO-HAND BALANCING
SAULO SARMIENTO – AERIAL POLE
EVGENIY KOMISARENKO – WITH HIS POODLES
EQUESTRIAN PAS DE DEUX PRESENTED BY JOSEPH AND MERRYLU RICHTER
THE VAVILOV TROUPE – LEAPING ACROBATS IN THE BANQUINE TRADITION
THE VAVILOV TROUPE – AERIAL PLATFORM LEAPING ACROBATS
LEO & URSULA – ROLLER SKATING
HUANG YANG – SLACK-WIRE WALKER
NICOLAI KUNTZ – TRAPEZE ARTISTE
THE BINGO TROUPE – AN AERIAL FAIRY TALE AND BALLET
SCOTT AND MURIEL – MAGIC & COMEDY
JIGALOV – CLOWN
SOLO 2–ZEN–O CROSSED WHEEL IN THE RING
DUO 2–ZEN–O – AERIAL CROSSED WHEEL
CARMEN ZANDER – TIGER PRESENTATION
THE HEROES TROUPE – FLYING TRAPEZE
STAUBERTI DUO – PERCH ACT
THE SALY BROTHERS – BOLEADORAS
THE ACROBATIC TROUPE OF SHANGHAI – RUSSIAN BARS
THE YOUTH TROUPE OF NIZHNY TAGIL – SKIPPING ROPE
MARKOVS DUO – AERIAL PERCH
INNER-MONGOLIA ACROBATIC TROUPE – JUGGLING ON UNICYCLES
THE ACROBATIC TROUPE OF SHANGHAI – EQUILIBRISTS
MIRACLE DUO – EQUILIBRIST CONTORTIONISTS
Price giving of the 41st Circus Festival 2017
After the unique 40th Festival jubilee, the 41st International Circus Festival returned in January 2017 with a big competition of new acts being presented for the first time in Monte-Carlo.
An international jury under the presidency of HSH Princess Stephanie awarded the best acts of the Festival with the famous Golden, Silver and Bronze Clowns.
Created in 1974 by H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo has become the largest and most prestigious circus event in the world. It awards the most respected prize in the world of the circus, namely the «Golden Clown» (Clown d’Or) award.
Organized and presided by H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, a selection of the best international acts is presented each year at the Festival which is broadcasted around the globe.
Vive le Cirque !
Vive le Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo !