Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Atelieri O. Haapala joins the CIRCUS!

Cabinet portraits were a cultural phenomenon of the late Victorian age. Portraits of the upper classes were taken by established photographers, so that they could be swapped amongst friends and family as keepsakes.

At the Champagne Circus, we are privileged to have two of Helsinki's finest photographers Marco Melander and Saara Salmi and their Cabinet portrait studio; Atelieri O. Haapala.
For the Champagne Circus, Atelieri O. Haapala have a new Victorian themed Circus photo-set with and hand painted backdrop and costumes for you to have your photo taken in! And, if you feel the need, they have a selection of hats and various props, to make the photo feel even more authentic!

The photos from The Champagne Circus/Atelieri O. Haapala will yours to keep, and will also be part of a nation-wide collection of modern cabinet portraiture!

Here are some photos from Helsinki Burlesque's 'Arabian Night' themed set that took place at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival, 2011...

Photos start from €10.

Missy Macabre - Fire Eating

Missy Macabre Fire Eating last week at Cirque Rouge Vienna...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Empress Stah

For those of you who don't know about Empress Stah, you should. We're so excited to have her perform at The Champagne Circus!

Empress Stah is an internationally renowned, award winning, Aerial Artist, Neo Cabaret Performer and Show Producer, whose signature performance is ‘Swinging from the Chandelier’.
Famed for her incredibly stylish, provocative and controversial style of show - Stah has toured the world with her repertoire of unique acts as well as producing her own sell out cabaret extravaganzas in London and on tour, most notably  ‘The Very Best of Empress Stah’.

‘Swinging from the Chandelier’ is Stah’s signature performance for which she received a Jerwood Circus Award and enjoyed a sold out run of shows at The Circus Space, London. 

She has performed for Damien Hirst & Harvey Nichols, shared the bill with Dita Von Teese and Cirque Du Soleil and made guest appearances at The Box in NYC, La Clique and The Brit Awards.
Stah's international touring has taken her from London to Moscow, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, Australia, Singapore, Fort Lauderdale, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Liechtenstein, Austria, Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Ireland, Scotland and all over England.
Empress Stah has recently completed a research project supported by The Arts Council of England, to develop a new solo show that explores the themes of Space and Evolution, this show is inspired by her current ambition to perform in Zero Gravity and visit the International Space Station...


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Missy Macabre - The Sideshow Sweetheart!

THE SIDESHOW SWEETHEART! Missy Macabre will be breaking hearts and bottles on stage at the Champagne Circus, and we can't wait! Missy is an international circus sideshow performer hailing from London, UK.

Dubbed as ‘Sideshow Royalty’ by UK press, Missy is renowned for bringing class and elegance to the world of Circus Sideshow – a world where such aesthetics are often neglected. Missy is intent on constantly pushing the creative boundaries of sideshow art, focusing on theatricality, hilarity, eroticism, and juxtaposition. She is renowned for her incredibly unique and innovative combination of sideshow stunts, theatricality and amazing vintage inspired costumes on stage, and for shows such as  “The Bath of Broken Glass”.

Missy performs acrobatic routines in bath tubs full of broken glass, sits inside boxes of nails, boxes of broken glass, stands on beds of nails, and dances on broken glass. She performs the human blockhead, mental floss, human chopping board. 
She can eat broken glass, put cigars out on her tongue, and is an extremely capable fire performer! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


THE IRREPRESSIBLE EDWIN FLAY – ‘No chains can hold him! No prison can keep him!’
Escape Artiste extraordinaire! Mr. Flay is truly irrepressible and, quite possibly invincible. For, he can easily catch a flying bullet between his teeth, escape from numerous handcuffs, straitjackets, medical body-bags and mailbags whilst still being a perfect (English) gentleman of the highest decree. 
Edwin pays homage to the heyday of magic, vaudeville and cabaret by presenting dramatic, traditional stunts in his unique, contemporary style. 
Edwin has performed at many prestigious cabaret and theatrical events across the UK and Europe with artist Tracey Emin once shooting him in the face.