Monaco students learn about Circus, new generation awards presented

PHoto: ©Manuel Vitali/ Direction de la Communication.
PHoto: ©Manuel Vitali/ Direction de la Communication.

On Friday, February 3, Mrs Isabelle Bonnal, Director of National Education, Youth and Sports, had the honour of welcoming the daughter of HSH Princess Stéphanie, Ms Camille Gottlieb, and Mrs Guilaine Telle, wife of Minister of State Serge Telle, to an exhibition organised at the École de Fontvieille on the theme “circus world”.

This exhibition is part of a teaching project entitled “Circus Arts and Heritage”, as offered to primary schools pupils of the Principality. As part of the endeavour a special educational performance of the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival took place under the marquee of Fontvieille on January 26.

A total of 900 pupils have been able to familiarise themselves with the rich and fascinating world of the circus, through four modules (Circus Arts, Literature and Circus, Circus in class, and Sciences).

New Generation circus festival awards announced
The winners of the New Generation of the International Monte-Carlo Circus festival were announced on Sunday evening.

The jury, headed by Pauline Ducruet, daughter of HSH Princess Stephanie, awarded the Gold Medal to the Shanghai Russian Bar Troupe. Four silver awards were made, to 3 Funky Monkeys, 3 J Juggling, The Tightrope Walkers of Studio Arena, Anastasiia Trushin, and Catalina Palma.

The bronze medal went to Sophia, David Junior, Kimberly and Holler Zavatta and the Trapeze of Kazan duo.

More than 40 other prizes were awarded by local businesses and organisations. The Public Prize went to the Shanghai Russian Bar Troupe.

The Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival is recognised as the world’s leading circus event with the New Generation performances and prizes offering a foretaste of the stars of tomorrow.

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