[Moscow]: Soiuzgostsirk, [1960s]. Item #1112
86x57 cm. Very good, creases, minor tears.
Extremely rare. One of 3000 copies.
Design was produced by Marat Beliaev (born in 1932), a graphic artist and industrial designer. Since 1965 he was actively involved in the creation of posters, including circus advertisements.
This poster announced a performance of a juggling troupe under direction of the Soviet juggling icon, Alexander Kiss (1921-1990). Tied with the circus from his birth, he started to participate in performances of his family. In 1939, Alexander and his sister Violetta presented their independent performance. Alexander Kiss specialized in toss juggling and, in contrast to him, Violetta was a foot juggler. It was an amazing combination of balance and juggling maneuvers.
Due to an image of two clubs - male and female - this poster advertised a show of their duo which happened between 1957 and 1966. After this date, Violetta gave up performing on the ring and taught in the Moscow Circus School.
Alexander Kiss continued to experiment and invented such tricks that made him the best juggler in the world. Some of the tricks were never repeated by others.