Thursday, 12 November 2009

Flaming Scottish Fleas

It's been a bit of a week for new flea circuses in the directory, the latest entry is Circus Maximus from Scotland.

More Magnification needed!

Mamamia and Dr. Flea (Maria & Michael Start) present a traditional Flea Circus of 10 acts.

These two automata builders and experts have created a portable suitcased based circus ring with carosel, tightrope, fire eating fleas and a cannon for the finale.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Maria Fernanda Cardoso

One of the most famous recent flea trainers was Colombian artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso who travelled the globe in the 1990s with her flea circus performance. The Tate purchased her props and circus in 2007 and have it in their archives.

Her performances include:

  • San Francisco Exploratorium 1996
  • Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia 1996
  • New Museum, New York 1998
  • George Pompidue 1998
  • Sydney Opera House 2000

The website has recently been updated with photos and videos of the flea circus.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Flea Circus from Holland

The latest Flea Circus performer to be added into the Flea Circus Directory is Dr. Q from the Netherlands with his Vlooien Circus. The cart based performance have some excellent acts including tightrope walking, balancing on a ball and a flaming hoop jump.