Solis Aerial Acrobat Duo. Aerial and Acrobat duo. Acrobats, adagio, aerial silk, aerial lira. 2012 – 2014 Aerialists. “Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey. Red Unit” USA 2009 – 2011. Performers of Stavropol Dramatic Theatre of Lermontov. World Champions – Acrobatic show 2011.
Russian champions – Solis Aerial Acrobat – Acrobatic dance 2010. Winners of Russian and international competitions. Barnum and Bailey Circus – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was an American traveling circus company billed as The Greatest Show on Earth. It and its predecessor shows ran from 1871 to 2017.
Solis Aerial Acrobat Russian Champions
Known as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, the circus started in 1919 when the Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth, a circus created by P. T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey, was merged with the Ringling Bros. World’s Greatest Shows.
The Ringling brothers had purchased Barnum & Bailey Ltd following Bailey’s death in 1906, but ran the circuses separately until they were merged in 1919. The circus suffered during the 1930s due to the Great Depression, but managed to stay in business.
After John Nicholas Ringling’s death, his nephew, John Ringling North, managed the indebted circus twice, the first from 1937 to 1943. Special dispensation was given to the circus by President Roosevelt to use the rails to operate in 1942, in spite of travel restrictions imposed as a result of World War II.
Many of the most famous images from the circus that were published in magazine and posters were captured by American Photographer Maxwell Frederic Coplan, who traveled the world with the circus, capturing its beauty as well as its harsh realities.
In 1952, Paramount Pictures released the Cecil B. DeMille production The Greatest Show on Earth, which traced the traveling show through the setup and breakdown of several performances. The film starred Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, James Stewart, and Emmett Kelly. (Wikipedia)