Monday, September 29, 2008


well, something very interesting that I saw in the facebook the other night.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I already miss Circus meets Burlesque-Club!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Your man in Lyon

Every now and then you have to do some real work to afford circus work... Here I am in Lyon with Tero Saarinen Company recovering from premiere party. I'm sure some day we will be here and around the Europe in prestigious venues also with Circus Ruska.
Of course I'm constantly working for Circus Ruska as well. Just sent some plans for 'Nuori Kulttuuri' youth circus festival. The festival is pretty much ready and just waiting for the guests on 16th-18th of October. After surviving the youngsters it will be full steam towards 5th Circus Ruska Festival in January. For that I already did some thinking (not actually anything) for some grant applications.
I hope this is OK for my blog duty. Not much to report this week. Maybe someone from the Tampere office could continue as I know things are bubbling there and few surprises for January are already set.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Greetings from Lahti

It was a amazing party on Saturday in Klubi thanks to Kitte from Circus Ruska and the Burleski girls from helsinki. It was so nice to see how many people came dressed as Burleski costumes. It was also nice to see how well circus and burleski works together.

Circus Ruska is also involved in Lahti at the moment. One of our member is creating circus koregrafs to the play Sleeping Beauty. Premiere is 15th of oktober in Lahti city theatre. Artists who are performing in the play are coming from circus shool in Lahti, they are third year students. In the play you will see many different circus disiplines.

Monday, September 15, 2008

We had Circus meets Burlesque club last Saturday and it was a huge succes. Burlesque-party were organized together with Hulapirates from Helsinki.
Harbour pearls-girls from Hamburg were dazzling and our own Tangobatics, Emmi and Heikki, made people cry.
I put some more pics to the blog as soon I get them from somewhere.

In this one is Ansa von Trap, who won the second in costume competition and Circus Ruska girls, Rose Aloha & Kitten Kandy.

Pic: Timo Mikkola

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A reminder

If someone already forgot, the Burlesque night is on Saturday 13th at Klubi (Tampere) with all dazzling performers.

I am unfortunately in Latvia by that time, but hopefully you´ll have great time even without me. Hoping for a big success! And also waiting for the press info tomorrow, when we will reveal the magnificent new logo for Circus Ruska Festival 2009.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The next generation of circus lovers

The Buldig Brothers did 'The Show' In two acts for 14-16 old teenagers yesterday. It was outside gig and it was raining all day. The stage was covered, no problem with that, but to gather audience from under trees to in front of the stage was a bit of a challenge. As you may know teenagers are tough crowd... But we nailed it! (It was actually much more tough for Jukka Grönfors with his handstand act who can not reply to the comments.)
For us it is actually fun to perform for teenagers and let them participate to the performance. In my point of view above all performing arts circus is all about interaction.
This BB gig was definitely different from most of our gigs. We had to pay so much attention to the audience that Pasi lost his count in passing. Yours truly was easily able to do two things at the same time but hey, that's me.
Signed some autographs to the arms of most true fans (all girls - we still got it) and walked out in the rain with little bit more pride in us.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Circus Ruska Soly Circo festival Sylt


Greetings from Soly Circo Festival from Germany. I was visiting in the festivl last week. To chek out what is the level in the circus at the moment. Like in every festival there was something nice to see and something not so nice.

There was three artist from Finland. And they did well. Kimmo Hietanen who is doing a slackt rope took third place. And Pinja Schönberg took a price most innovative act.

I also saw some other nice acts maybe we will see some of them in Circus Ruska Festival 2009.

And one more yearbook from our correspodent abroad.