43rd Monte Carlo International Circus Festival

Celebrating Circus in 'Carlo 
The 43rd Monte Carlo International Circus Festival began on the 17th January and will continue until the 27th. It's the largest annual celebration and collaboration of circus. Check out the who's won. The costumes are lavish alone!

Gia Eradze Royal Circus Troupe 1

 Gia Eradze
Gia Eradze presented blue and white angelic acrobats and trapeze artists as a part of the Royal Circus troupe.

Here are a few quick facts about the famous festival.

- It all began...

in 1974 by the late H.S.H. The Prince Rainier III of Monaco (1923-2005). He wanted to promote the art of circus by giving spectators entertainment and the chance to appreciate this 'family of underestimated people.' 

- H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie...

continues her father's work to this day. She is the now the President of the Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo and helps create and organize this challenging feat: presenting the world's most reputable circus congregation. Both competitions and galas showcase the very best!

- This year...

150 artistes this year from 15 countries are performing to take home a gold, silver or bronze clown. (A highly prestigious award in the world of circus!)

Find out more about the festival's history here:


The opening looked spectacular.

- Who will be celebrating with a clown this year?...

2 Gold Clowns have been awarded to...

 Martin Lacey Jr
Martin Lacey Junior

H.S.H. Prince Albert II
H.S.H Princess Stéphanie

 The Royal Circus of Gia Eradze
The Royal Circus of Gia Eradze (for all of its performances)

4 Silver Clowns have been awarded to...

 Just Two Men
The Duo - Just Two Men

 Aliev troupe
The Aliev Troupe 

 Filinov troupe
The Filinov Troupe

 China Acrobatic Troupe
The "China Acrobatic Troupe" (for all of its numbers)

Find out who won the 6 Bronze clowns here...

 Gold Clown

Unlike the Gold Clown, the Bronze Clown has only been awarded since 2002

We gave out our very own special Gandey Prix at this year's festival. Yasmin Smart presented our prize to Yuri Volodchenkov's equestrian act! Congratulations, and here's a closer look at this beautiful sculpture we awarded.


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