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Circus Roncalli (Established 1976)



  • Existence: Established 1976


Circus Roncalli is a German circus founded in 1976 by Bernhard Paul and André Heller and their first performance was delivered on 18th May in Bonn. The partnership between Paul and Heller only lasted one season after which they went their separate ways, with Paul keeping control of Circus Roncalli. Circus Roncalli continued travelling in the twenty first century.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Circus Friends Association Collection

Reference code: NFA0122
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a large library of books and journals, as well as archival material including posters, programmes, photographs, films, handbills, research material, scrapbooks, original artwork and many other items of ephemera relating to British, Irish and European circuses

Dates: 1795 - 2020

Circus Roncalli First 15 Years and Cirque du Soleil 'Saltimbanco' Films, 1991 - 1994

Reference code: 178D13.4
Scope and Contents

WDR, VCI (Video Collection International), Les Productions Telemagik. Colour, sound and background music. DVD 1 'The Trip to the Rainbow' documentary, narrated in German covering the 15th anniversary performance of Circus Roncalli and interviews, produced by WDR 1991, 01:31:28 mins. Cirque du Soleil performing 'Saltimbanco', 1994,tv broadcast, 01:20:13 mins. Canada.

Dates: 1991 - 1994

Circus Roncalli First 15 Years, Circus Merano, Cirque du Soleil and Archaos: A Circus Spectacular Films, 1985 - 1991

Reference code: 178D13.10
Scope and Contents WDR, Channel 4. Colour and black and white, sound and background music. DVD1'The Trip to the Rainbow' 15 Years, Circus Roncalli 1991 tv broadcast, narrated in German, showing circus acts including clowning, acrobatics, juggling, etc, Circus Merano tv broadcast, narrated in Swedish?, showing circus acts, 02:00:21 mins. DVD2 Cirque du Soleil 'Nouvelle Experience' tv broadcast showing contorsionists, clowns, acrobats, etc, commercial advertising, Circus Archaos tv broadcast, The Last Show on...
Dates: 1985 - 1991

Films, 1927 - 2007

Reference code: 178D13
Scope and Contents

Compilation of circus films showing acts on the ring as well as interviews with performers and proprietors, mainly produced by tv companies in the UK and Europe. Many of them narrated in German.

Dates: 1927 - 2007

Pierino and Olga, Circus Roncalli Xmas 2000, Circus Barum and Circus Krone-Festival Highlights Films, 2000 - 2001

Reference code: 178D13.7
Scope and Contents 3 Sat TV, MDR TV, N3 TV. Colour, sound and background music. DVD 1 Setting up Circus Krone, behind the scenes with Olga and Pierino circus performers and their animals, narrated in German, documentary for 3 Sat TV, Germany, a film by Stella Tinbergen and Gisela Tuchtenhagen. Different Roncalli circus acts in the ring tv programme for MDR TV, Germany. Different Barum circus acts in the ring narrated in German, including white tiger act and training and other act rehersals and behind the...
Dates: 2000 - 2001

Additional filters:

Archival Object 4
Collection 1
Acrobats 2
Aerialists 2
Animal trainers 1
Animals 3
Art 1