Circus Magazine?

If you wanna inquire about something you don’t know much about, who do you ask first? Your friends, or someone in the know? (Assuming there’s no obvious overlap.) Yes. So here we go:

My daughter is getting into circus arts quite heavily. We want to give her a subscription to a circus magazine for her upcoming birthday. The magazine should focus on the performing aspects (techniques, tips, reviews, etc.) and also mention circus schools, camps, workshops etc. I’ve looked at Kaskade and at Spectacle Magazine. Of these, Kaskade seems to come closest to what I want. Are there any others worth looking at?

Thanks,
Klaas Bil

Re: Circus Magazine?

OK, not many circus friends here. I should have known.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

I have a feeling you might need two points of contact with the ground for such a thing to work? Or at least training wheels on the front and rear. - John Foss commenting on a picture of a one-wheeled vehicle he saw on RSU.

Re: Circus Magazine?

i’ve only seen a couple of issues of kaskade that a friend, currently in london, sent over
so, i’m afraid i can’t express an opinion based on comparisons
kaskade strikes me as a pretty solid publication

u may want to check out this , this and especially this might be worth a look

let us know what u decide

which arts are she particularly interested in?

Klass, Im currently studying at circomedia in Uk ill have a look what magazines can be bought if toy want.

Trev

I used to subscribe to Circus magazine in the 80’s and early 90’s.

Although…it was a Glam Rock/Heavy Metal magazine

Sofa- Must admit former favourite bands were:

Ratt
WASP
Motley Crue
Poison
Skid Row
G’n’R

Sometimes while working on the computer with radio@netscape playing, I’ll throw it on the ‘hair metal station’ and ask myself what I was thinking back then.

There’s the Circus Report, which may not be too useful as it’s USA-based:
http://www.lionden.com/circus_report.htm

It apparently comes out every two weeks. I haven’t seen it in many years, but back then it was more of a newsletter, focusing on the business. It had ads for acts looking for venues, and promoters looking for acts. And lots of reviews of shows!

Re: Circus Magazine?

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 02:55:57 -0600, GILD
<GILD@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> wrote:

>u may want to check out ‘this’
>(http://www.the-forum.com/ephemera/circmag.htm) , ‘this’
>(http://tinyurl.com/ytba5) and ‘especially this’
>(http://www.spectaclemagazine.com/) might be worth a look
Thanks GILD! That last one I had found already, the website is not
very informative about what’s in the magazine. Seems less interesting
than Kaskade. The other two are not as interesting for performers (I
think).

>let us know what u decide
Waiting for unicycleboy’s further reply but leaning towards Kaskade
now.

>which arts are she particularly interested in?
Acrobatics first and foremost. Trapeze second I think, currently only
static trapeze. Juggling may be third, but then mainly because she has
to - from the youth circus (by the name of “Rotjeknor”) she is at.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

I have a feeling you might need two points of contact with the ground for such a thing to work? Or at least training wheels on the front and rear. - John Foss commenting on a picture of a one-wheeled vehicle he saw on RSU.

Re: Circus Magazine?

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 06:08:38 -0600, unicycleboy
<unicycleboy@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> wrote:

>Klass, Im currently studying at circomedia in Uk ill have a look what
>magazines can be bought if toy want.

Yes, please do! Thank you!

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

I have a feeling you might need two points of contact with the ground for such a thing to work? Or at least training wheels on the front and rear. - John Foss commenting on a picture of a one-wheeled vehicle he saw on RSU.

Re: Circus Magazine?

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 17:57:56 -0600, johnfoss
<johnfoss@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> wrote:

>There’s the Circus Report, which may not be too useful as it’s
>USA-based:
>http://www.lionden.com/circus_report.htm

We have a similar thing for the Netherlands at
<http://members.home.nl/cnb/CircusNieuwsBrief.html>. That too is not
too useful for someone who would like to be a performer rather than a
spectator.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

I have a feeling you might need two points of contact with the ground for such a thing to work? Or at least training wheels on the front and rear. - John Foss commenting on a picture of a one-wheeled vehicle he saw on RSU.

hopefully for my birthday i’m going to subscribe to Kascade

Sorry Klass, i will ask tommorw, its been a hecktic week with acro intensive week and also doing night class’s as well.

Trev

Re: Circus Magazine?

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 06:50:17 GMT,
klaasbil_remove_the_spamkiller_@xs4all.nl (Klaas Bil) wrote:

>My daughter is getting into circus arts quite heavily. We want to give
>her a subscription to a circus magazine for her upcoming birthday. The
>magazine should focus on the performing aspects (techniques, tips,
>reviews, etc.) and also mention circus schools, camps, workshops etc.
>I’ve looked at ‘Kaskade’ (http://www.kaskade.de) and at ‘Spectacle
>Magazine’ (http://www.spectaclemagazine.com). Of these, Kaskade seems to
>come closest to what I want. Are there any others worth looking at?

>Thanks,
>Klaas Bil

There really isn’t anything specific to what you are looking for.

Make sure to take a look at www.circusnews.com

While this is a US centric listing, others avalible are:

Amusement Business

Amusement Today

American Theatre

Directory: A Guide To Tertiary Education In Performing Arts

(the above 4 can be linked to from circusnews.com)

Spectacle
P.O. Box 1420
Edison, New Jersey, 08818-1420
Phone: 732-247-7923
Email: circusarts@AOL.com
$44.37 per year for 4 issues

Circus Fanfare
C/O Windjammers Unlimited, Inc.
Mike Montgomery - Secty/Treasurer
1204 Hobson Oaks Ct
Naperville, IL 60540-8136
Phone 630-428-1747
Email: mike.montgomery@circusmusic.org
$15.00 per year for 6 issues (year runs January to December)

Bandwagon
C/O Dave Price, Circus Historical Society Secretary-Treasurer
1954 Old Hickory Blvd.
Brentwood, TN 37027-4014
Email: cbmus@bellsouth.net
$34.00 per year for 6 issues (year runs May 1 to April 31)

Backyard (check this one out)
1522 Clinton Blvd.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone 309-828-0737
E-Mail cdvalen@ilstu.edu
Published by Cherie Valentine
$30.00 per year for 24 issues.

The Circus Report <— Old address
525 Oak Street
El Cerrito, CA 94530-3699
Phone: 510-525-3332
E-Mail: circusreport@earthlink.net
$47.65 per year for 52 issues.
Order Online!
Description:

White Tops
C/O Cheryl Deptula / Circus Fan Association
2704 Marshall Ave
Lorian, OH 44052
$44.37 per year for 6 issues (year runs May 1 to April 31)
Order Online!
Description:

Calliope
Clowns of America International
POBOX CLOWNS
Richeyville, PA 15358
Phone: 888-52-CLOWN
Email: caolson@willinet.net
$25.00 per year for 6 issues

Worlds Fair (UK and Europe only)
Hollinwood Business Centre
Albert Street
Oldham
Lancashire, OL8 3WF, UK.
Phone: 0161 683 8000
Fax: 0161 683 8001
Email. info@worldsfair.co.uk
£40 per year for 52 Issues

Re: Circus Magazine?

On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 07:02:22 -0600, treepotato
<treepotato@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> wrote:

>hopefully for my birthday i’m going to subscribe to Kascade

Treepotato, since I asked for Kaskade in relation to my daughter’s
birthday, the above made me check your profile. Guess what, you’re a
mere four days younger than she is.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

I have a feeling you might need two points of contact with the ground for such a thing to work? Or at least training wheels on the front and rear. - John Foss commenting on a picture of a one-wheeled vehicle he saw on RSU.

Re: Circus Magazine?

In article <Klaas.Bil.109wai@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com>,
Klaas.Bil@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com (Klaas Bil) wrote:

>
> If you wanna inquire about something you don’t know much about, who do
> you ask first? Your friends, or someone in the know? (Assuming there’s
> no obvious overlap.) Yes. So here we go:
>
> My daughter is getting into circus arts quite heavily. We want to give
> her a subscription to a circus magazine for her upcoming birthday. The
> magazine should focus on the performing aspects (techniques, tips,
> reviews, etc.) and also mention circus schools, camps, workshops etc.
> I’ve looked at ‘Kaskade’ (http://www.kaskade.de) and at ‘Spectacle
> Magazine’ (http://www.spectaclemagazine.com). Of these, Kaskade seems to
> come closest to what I want. Are there any others worth looking at?
>
> Thanks,
> Klaas Bil

You’d probably do well to ask over on news:rec.juggling.

Liam