The circus “Banzay” performs in the Crimea towns and represents a practically extinct phenomenon that is called “shapito” ( a constantly moving circus).
Who didn’t like going to a circus while being a child? How many hopes and happiness this event brought to our hearts! Fortunately, nowadays children still love coming here and laughing at clowns and performing animals.
Few people think about all efforts and hard work put by circus actors to create a performance. Somebody pities poor animals for sitting in cages, but actors are also having a real rough.
The life of regular movements is a severe trial. Actors have to solve millions of bureaucratic questions to arrange performances in a town.
As to animals, they are always inoculated in time and kept according to the certain rules.
There no problems with ads in small towns. Visitors are especially numerous in winter, when the shapito comes to the Crimea resorts.
People like the circus sincerely.
Artists live in such moving trailers that stand just behind a marquee.
And they also wash clothes, cook meals, etc.
Many circus performers trip with their families. Parents are trainers, children learn the trade by training special “children’s” animals.
All the programme is perfectly worked out and learnt by heart. However, some actors can improvise.
Usually three rehearsals are held before a performance.
Funny and ridiculous clown Yura is a children’s favourite.
Birds of paradise.
Birds like and listen to trainer Julia. You bet!
And no matter if in fact paradise birds are simply painted pigeons.
A fire swallower delights and terrifies at the same time.
A little guitarist.
A cat is playing volleyball? No, it just turns a ball with legs.
A monkey is parodying clown Yura.
Some people go to a cloister in order to avoid problems of everyday life, and Yuri came to a circus. Here he doesn’t laught at himself, but bring happiness to visitors, especially to young ones.