The problems of the modern circus were discussed at the opened forum “Circus of the Future”

The problems of the modern circus were discussed at the II All-Russian Circus Forum “Circus of the Future” According to Rosstat, this is the second most popular activity for families with children. The task of the Russian State Circus is to provide spectators with a high-quality circus product, safety and comfortable conditions for being in the circus. This was announced by the head of the state company Sergei Belyakov at the II All-Russian circus forum “Circus of the Future”, which was opened the day before.

Within the framework of the forum, an open conversation took place about the future of circuses and circus studios in Russia. The leaders of circus groups raised a lot of exciting and sensitive topics related to safety, master classes from acting artists in circuses, funding, professional circus education for studio teachers.

“We understand that participants in children's circus studios are our potential future artists. Therefore, we are always ready for cooperation, ready to help the leaders of amateur groups, which sometimes work on personal enthusiasm, – said the head of the Russian State Circus. “There are some legal nuances, we will try to settle them in order to work most effectively with the younger generation of circus artists.”

At the same time, Sergei Belyakov noted that a lot of preparatory work should be done before putting circus studios into the arena. Including repairs and reconstruction of circuses. As of today, the Ufa circus is closed, the Krasnoyarsk, Chelyabinsk and Penza branches are undergoing overhaul.

Next year, 5 more circuses of the company will be reconstructed – the Volgograd, Irkutsk, Voronezh, Tver and Yekaterinburg state circuses.

Among the special guests of the forum were the General Director of the Bolshoi Moscow Circus Edgard Zapashny, President of the Association of Traveling Circus Roman Korobko, Advisor to the General Director of the Russian State Circus Anatoly Marchevsky. The chief director of the Russian State Circus Company Elena Petrikova held a workshop on directing children's performances for the forum participants.

As noted by the acting president of the Federation of Cultural Workers Ulyana Gaitova, the forum is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. It will be attended by about 150 people in an offline format, and about 500 – online. In addition to participants from Russia, representatives from Belarus and Kazakhstan are also announced