«Russian Circus: Today and Tomorrow» round table

Professional event flow / Circus and street theatre

02.12.2016 11:00 - 18:00

Tovstonogov Russian State Academic Bolshoi Drama Theatre (BDT), Fontanka river Emb., 65


Topic for discussion:

  • Circus artist: status of fate
  • Administrative and organizational novelties, which contribute to the development of the circus industry
  • Investments during crisis
  • What management can do to overcome the crisis in contemporary circus 


  • Slava Polunin, People's Artist of the Russian Federation
  • Gerome Toma, famous juggler and mime, founder and creative head of Compagnie Jérôme Thomas (France)
  • Dominik Zhando,  historian of circus art, writer, vice-president and creative head of «Lone Star» circus (Dallas, USA), founder and head of international circus encyclopedia Circopedia (USA)
  • Shawn Gandini, master of juggling, teacher at the best circus schools of the world, founder and creative head of “Gandini Juggling” company (UK)
  • Catie Yala-Hokla, «Gandini Juggling» member (UK)
  • Viktor Kee, famous juggler, founder of «ViktorKeeFoundation» (USA)
  • Michael Mochen,  famous juggler, creator of the new juggling direction «Contact juggling» (USA)
  • Alexander Frisch, famous juggler-eccentric, Honored Artist of Russi