Circus Zorba

Circus Zorba is the smallest circus in Norway. From early April till late October the tiny, original circus travels the long country, from the far north to the south.  The show runs in a different place almost every day, and everyone has to help.

Circus Zorba is the smallest circus in Norway. From early April till late October the tiny, original circus travels the long country, from the far north to the south. The show runs in a different place almost every day, and everyone has to help.

Norway 2007
For twenty two years Cirkus Zorba has been on the road as the smallest circus in Norway. They have a new show on a new place almost every day in the season from April to October. Exotic animals are not for Zorba, their show includes more traditional Norwegian animals as goats, cats, dogs, ponies and Lala the lama.

 

Several times a week Jana-Bianca Kerkhoff (37) has to brush her twelve dogs. It's the king poodle Joys turn today.

Several times a week Jana-Bianca Kerkhoff (37) has to brush her twelve dogs. It’s the king poodle Joys turn today.

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Jana-Bianca Kerkhoff (37) sells neon toys that glow in the dark!

Jana-Bianca Kerkhoff (37) sells neon toys that glow in the dark!

The small town Rindal was the worst place the circus visited this spring, with a passing hurricane and 30 centimetres snow.

The small town Rindal was the worst place the circus visited this spring, with a passing hurricane and 30 centimetres snow.

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At Våggåmo the audience is stunned by the pirates acrobatics.

At Våggåmo the audience is stunned by the pirates acrobatics.

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With Katalin, the doll, Jozco Szilagyi (41) runs to his trailer to change.

With Katalin, the doll, Jozco Szilagyi (41) runs to his trailer to change.

A big part of the season mother, Mico and sister, Ronja are at home in Frei, while Thor Gujord and his youngest daughter Katja travel alone with the circus. Without mom the meals mostly consist of microwave food eaten on cardboard plates.

A big part of the season mother, Mico and sister, Ronja are at home in Frei, while Thor Gujord and his youngest daughter Katja travel alone with the circus. Without mom the meals mostly consist of microwave food eaten on cardboard plates.

Everyone has to help when the big circus tent is packed for the night. The workers, the artists, the orchestra, and the circus director himself have to work together get the circus on the road on to the next place, every single day.

Everyone has to help when the big circus tent is packed for the night. The workers, the artists, the orchestra, and the circus director himself have to work together get the circus on the road on to the next place, every single day.