Polunin to Head City Circus
Published: January 30, 2013 (Issue # 1744)
The well known Russian circus artist Vyacheslav Polunin has been appointed art director of the St. Petersburg State Circus, Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky announced last week, Interfax reported.
“We decided not to hold a contest for the position. Vyacheslav Polunin will be appointed head of the circus. He has a lot of plans and we’ll support him,” Medinsky said.
Medinsky said that he had recently visited the St. Petersburg State Circus and discussed the situation with the city’s authorities.
“This circus is one of the oldest in Russia and it made a depressing — even shattering — impression on me. The circus is in a bad condition,” Medinsky said.
Polunin is known as a talented clown and the creator of successful circus shows — such as his popular Snow Show — that have been performed both in Russia and abroad.