The Honorary President of the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque, H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie of Monaco greets the entire circus community around the Globe with the above special card, designed for her by Elena Zaika on the 8th World Circus Day

Elena Zaika

Circus in the focus


Federation News
Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s communication on World Circus Day 2017
11 April 2017

The Fédération Mondiale du Cirque is an official partner of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival(SFF), which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The Festival, first time ever, has chosen circus arts as the main theme of the 10 days events end of June and beginning of July on the Mall in Washington.

Read the SFF communication on 15th April, World Circus Day 2017

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Circus Arts program

Federation News
Circus in the focus
11 April 2017

The Féderation Mondiale du Cirque (FMC) in close collaboration with István Ujhelyi, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) launches a campaign on World Circus Day 2017 to present the diversity of circus arts and its reality behind the curtains.

The Circus Manifesto (www.circusmanifesto.eu) was announced and signed in Monte-Carlo during the FMC circus directors’ luncheon on the 22nd of January 2017. The document contains MEP Ujhelyi’s initiative to create a system of evaluation for circuses: the so called Big Top Label. This quality assurance system will allow promoting high quality circuses, to help the public to go for real values.

On the way of getting prepared to work out the principles and methods of the Big Top Label we want to present the best examples of circus arts, its beauty and wonders, its difficulties and of course its growing social effects.

We invite you to participate and tell your opinion (contact@bigtoplabel.com) Enjoy the video and support us by sharing it please.

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