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Federation News
30 June 2017
Letter of Condolences to Mrs Christel Sembach Krone

To Circus Krone Family
 
On behalf of the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque I would like to express our deepest condolences.
 
Ms. Christel Sembach Krone belonged to the greatest generation of artists and circus directors.
 
We lost the Lady of the Circus, but her legacy will be remembered forever. Her life will be always an exemplar and a source of inspiration for the generations to come.
 
We lost our Circus Ambassador who contributed so much to the preservation and promotion of circus arts. Her reputation and her unconditional labor helped so many times to overcome difficulties and to raise the public awareness and the status of the circus.
 
Sincerely yours:
 
Urs Pilz                          Zsuzsanna Mata
President                      Executive Director

Federation News
21 June 2017
Big Top Label

The Circus Manifesto, initiated by István Újhelyi, member of the European Parliament, has foreseen the elaboration of the Big Top quality assurance system for circuses.

The Big Top Label (BTL) first workshop took place in Brussels on the 31st of May. It was a historical event as two circus-theme meetings never have been held within 7 months at the European Parliament.

The workshop focused on collecting ideas how to build up an objective, effective, transparent, comprehensive, impartial and fair system. The professional framework will be developed by circus stakeholders and independent, external experts.

Mr. Urs Pilz, President of the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque and the European Circus Association, represented both organizations together with Zsuzsanna Mata. Mr. Pilz emphasized the importance of the creation of the new system and accentuated that both organizations are ready and willing to offer a platform and professional input for BTL.

The new project aims to distinguish circuses by quality regardless whether they are small or big, whether they are traditional or new, with or without animals, touring or permanent, performing in tent, arena or theater.  It is a complex task but the only viable method to make it work.

It will be designed to operate all over Europe independently from national regulations.

BTL would be great for promotion and for business too at the same time. It should offer advantage for all those ready to participate and support those circuses, companies which are willing to participate.

All your ideas and comments are welcome. Please share your thoughts on the Federation’s Facebook site.


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