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Could Japan have its own Cirque du Soleil?

Aug 8, 2018

Could Japan have its own Cirque du Soleil?

by Nobuko Tanaka

When the circus comes to town in most parts of the world these days, you won't see elephants, tigers or clowns with big red noses. Since Canada's animal-less Cirque du Soleil took to the road in 1984 with its character-driven shows and nonstop live music, ...

Ringling Bros. to phase out elephants from circus acts

Mar 6, 2015

Ringling Bros. to phase out elephants from circus acts

by Tamara Lush

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. Executives from Feld Entertainment, Ringling's parent ...

Circus troupe takes anti-nuclear act on road

| May 16, 2014

Circus troupe takes anti-nuclear act on road

A circus troupe led by Keiichi Nishida, founder of a street performance and circus training institution in Midori, Gunma Prefecture, has embarked on a tour to call for a nuclear-free Japan. Nishida's school had to be shut down temporarily to avoid the radioactive fallout emitted ...