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– This is just sad. I had never imagined that we had to cancel a season before we got started, ” says sirkusdirektør Are Arnardo.
the Circus has a 70 years long history. Last weekend, they should have started this year’s season at Stoa in Arendal. So, it was not.
because of arrangementsforbudet which is introduced to prevent the spread of koronaviruset, they have no other choice than to cancel the entire season.
200 performances on a total of 126 places all over the Uk until september thus is not something.
– We need to throw in the towel this year and hope for better times, says Arnardo.
He adds that they have understanding of the guidelines that are given from the state hold.
Are Arnardo is the third generation sirkusdirektør. He thinks it is very sad that this year’s circus-season is cancelled.
Photo: Tom-Richard Hanssen Olsen / NRK Hoping for compensation from the government
the Circus was started by his grandfather his in 1949. This year, the program was petted and clear.
– Fresh capital was provided for improving the circus to meet our audience in the built and the city, tells Are Arnardo, which, together with the entire staff of employees and artists were eager to get shown up this year’s show.
the Hope now is that the circus is going on the list to the government’s compensation scheme for kulturarrangører.
having To ask for help is a situation he did not feel comfortable with. But now he has no choice.
– It is the only chance we have to get us through the crisis. We don’t get help, it is the end of the circus in Norway, ” he says.
300 million to kulturarrangører
the Government has created a compensation scheme for kultursektoren. This is at 300 million.
the secretary of state in the Ministry of culture, Knut Aastad Bråten, says the following in an e-mail to NRK.
the Details of the scheme are not completely in place, but the circus will be in line with other promoters who don’t have their hovedtyngde of the financing of the public could seek compensation in this scheme.
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the Circus was well underway by the riggingen at Stoa in Arendal when the government’s arrangementsforbud put an end to this year’s tour.
Photo: Tom-Richard Hanssen Olsen / NRK 75 people laid off,
Are Arnardo have just run the Polish musicians in the circus on the ferry. The entire staff of 75 people have been laid off. What happens with the foreign workers at the circus is still uncertain.
We were all ready to deliver a topptrimmet show. All we knew at the tingling sensation, the excitement and the craving for to roll out on the road, ” says Arnardo.
What is the worst thing in this situation?
– To break a tradition that has been in so many years. We have also invested a lot in front of this year’s season, including on digital marketing, tells Arnardo.
Sirkusdirektøren informs that the revenue of a season is around 25 million. This money is now lost.
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the Animals at this year’s circus won’t have to keep the show in the big top in years.
Photo: Tom-Richard Hanssen Olsen / NRK Cirkus Agora expose
In Norway, today there are only two circuses left.
Cirkus Agora has not cancelled this year’s season yet. It is postponed indefinitely, says cirkusdirektør Jan Ketil Smørdal.
” We have not taken any decision, but is waiting in suspense on what happens after 13. april, he says.
the Government’s koronatiltak applies currently up until then.
Their season was supposed to start 18. march and tent stands clapped and clear on Sotra outside Bergen. To together 180 performances on hold.
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