Let's see in
Season opening 1998 JULY 21 in Östersund, nearly
exact in the middle of Sweden.
NO!!!! The season opening 1998 in
Östersund was a real disaster. No elephants with
horses, no time for rehearsal with music and
requisite-boys and more, and technical problems.
Perhaps it's better for the Bronett brothers to
rent a complete circus again. AND, can you imagine
any circus but Scott travelling with elephants,
BUT, not have them in the ring as a part of the programm!!!!
SPECIAL: Scott was playing my
hometown, Skara, Sunday 25 oct 1998, and Henri
Bronett was interviewed in the local paper,
(Skaraborgs Läns Tidning 26 oct-98), and, mama
mia, Scott are not The Greatest Circus in Europe anymore. No, now I see the interview and there I
read: "Circus Scott is the Greatest and
Oldest Circus in the World"?!?!?!?! What's
One good thing: They had, for Gothenburg, the best
Posters to read, (of all circuses 1998.).
1999: N E W S!! Circus Scott NOW bill
themselves as 'only' "NORDENS STÖRSTA
(The Greatest Circus in the Nordic Countries). Hm.
Perhaps they have shrinked?
BIG ECONOMICAL PROBLEM FOR SCOTT! 3,3 million SWE
artists taxmoney not payed. And more:
2000 SEE THE NYTT/NEWS * SKVALLER/GOSSIP
PAGE about this economical disaster.
2001 Still the same . . . .
2002 Still travelling with cars without tax
payed and false numberplates . . . .
IN SWEDEN another new so called 'new-circus' with
theatrepeople opened. And, of course, the main
thing for them are to get money from the taxpayers.
And I don't even want to mention Stockholm as
Europe's Cultural City . . . . NO! Forget it! I'll.
About this circus, Circus Vind, a so
called 'Project': The circus closed after
not more than 2½ week and around 803.000 swedish
kronor, (more than 100.000 US $), "disappeared".
And that after they have played in Stockholm on a
central place near Gröna Lund Tivoli, before they
start to travel. 705.000 swedish kronor was
("bidrag") /taxmoney from several state
"departments", the rest private
sponsors. Artist and workers without salary and
the tent-and light-company without money for the
Sweden 1998 also another theatreproject, a Nils
Holgerson-play in a special designed tent for 2
million SWE Kronor. Their Pressrelease say that
they rent the tent with workers for the whole
season at a cost of 6 million SWE Kronor and that
the budget for all included salarys and the rest
is, read slowly, 23 million
SWE Kronor !!!! The Tent is 38 m diam and
with 900 chairs. The rehearsal was canceled (one
was ill they said), and the opening in south of
Sweden not so good. They had to change
ticket-prices down a lot. It's a small
theatregroup together with 'Riksteatern' (a form
of taxpayed touring theatreorganisation) behind
this adventure. Some technical problems too so
they just now have a new tentmaster (from Circus)
and hope to build it all in one day. I just wonder.
. . .will they survive.
As I see it, even taxmoney/state sponsoring have
its limits. I hope!
once again, half a million Swedish 'kronor' to a
"circus", (no tent), started by a girl
out of work, and who get a lot of money to play
with, It started some year ago and they have
got millions of 'kronor' since then. Taxpayers
money. I, for one, don't like it. It's bull . . (
with the rest following).
If you are playing/fooling, that's OK, but, if you
have a real circus, you yourself must pay. In
In year 2000 they started circusschools for a lot
of money. But not a single professional teacher
or old artist. I suppose the money is more
For 2001 they want a college-type education school
for even more money. Completely rubbish.
THE SWEDISH CIRCUS ACADEMY
In Sweden too, like other countries, we have a society with love for this performing art. It´s the Academy with own magazine and a fine circus-museum. Visit their website. You can subscribe on the magazine CIRKULÄRA NOTISER and purchase books. Not to mention look at some
pictures. If you have some Q, send them by e-mail.