Could Japan have its own Cirque du Soleil?

Stage 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, ...

Elephant's paintings auctioned in Hungary

World / Offbeat Nov 5, 2017

Elephant's paintings auctioned in Hungary

Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian traveling circus on Saturday. Three of 42-year-old elephant Sandra's abstract canvasses, with colored lines flowing across them resembling rivers, fetched about 40,000 forints ($150) each. A painting depicting Sandra ...

Circus troupe takes anti-nuclear act on road

National | CHUBU CONNECTION 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 ...