The circus has arrived for the kids

30 August 2013


circo_tihany_maior-768x300-610x238It is more than a Circus. It’s a spectacle!

The international company is arriving in Rio de Janeiro. On August 30th will premiere the show AbraKadabra with  two hours of pure magic, starring over 60 artists from 25 nationalities.

The tent will be located at Avenida das Américas 9600 na Barra da Tijuca.

imagesCA5QA3NLSpetacular Tihany Circus was founded by Franz Czeisler on April 21, 1954 in the city of Jacarei, São Paulo. The origin of the name comes from his hometown Tihany located in Hungary. At the very beginning the circus was called Magic Circus Tihany.

Before coming to Brazil as an immigrant in 1952, Franz has worked on stages in Hungary, Romania and Czechoslovakia, as an actor, dancer and, lastly, as a magician. He has been honored as First Honorary Member of the National Circus Arts and Performing Arts (Conacie).

Tihany is considered the largest circus in Latin America and one of the best in the world. Often, Tihany visits Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and the United States.

The change to the United States came with the need for expansion: after a rapid passage through Florida, the circus set up in Las Vegas where Czeisler, with 96 years old, lives up to today. The peak came in the ’80s, when the Tihany canvas  housed sold out shows to an audience of 4000 people.

The AbraKdabra show, was attended by over 800,000 people. Presentations are divided into 18 acts on two-hour show with exceptional doses of humor, acrobatics, contortion, illusions and choreography. The show is inspired by the lights, colors and sounds of Las Vegas and brings the tradition of the greatest circus in Latin America, which is recognized for its originality in their choreography and scenography. AbraKdabra promises unforgettable moments to the audience.



At Casa Shopping

29 August 2013

Casa do Saber – Encontros

Casa do saberUntil November 25th, Casa Shopping and Casa do Saber are promoting “Encontros da Casa do Saber Rio “.

The event present lectures with varied and current themes. The lectures take place at 7 pm  with free entry and limited spaces.

To register you must go to :

Here is the schedule for the  upcoming lectures:

September 10th –   Subject: CHICO BUARQUE, A POESIA QUE VIROU MÚSICA  Panelist: Marcelo Backes

September 24th –  Subject: OSCAR NIEMEYER, O ARTISTA DO CONCRETO   Panelist:  Ítalo Campofiorito

October  8th –  Subject:  O VALOR DA PREGUIÇA  Panelist: Pedro Duarte

October  22nd – Subject:  VINICIUS, ANO 100 As múltiplas facetas do mais popular poeta do Brasil  Panelist: Hugo Sukman

November 5th – Subject: ALEGRIA: A FORÇA MAIOR  Panelist: Regina Schopke

November 26th – Subject: UMA INTRODUÇÃO AO MUNDO DOS SÍMBOLOS Arte, cores, animais e flores  Panelist: Leandro Karnal

The Maze of Cristina Iglesias

27 August 2013

Lugar de Reflexão

iglesias_cristinaOne of Spain’s most renowned artists of recent decades. Cristina Iglesias’ work has broadened and enriched the vocabulary of sculpture with her interest in and attention to space, architecture, materials, light, and fictional topographies with which she constructs entire environments of perception and experience.

Belonging to a generation of artists who since the 1980s has transformed the concept of sculpture in the area of facilities, her works reflect an aesthetic vocabulary based on the use of different materials (concrete, alabaster, resin, iron, crystal, to sometimes combined with plant like bamboo and straw) and different techniques (bas-relief, wall hanging or large format screen printing on silk and copper), and reveal the artist’s interest in space, architecture, literature and geology . The contrast of textures and materials, and the relationship they establish with the space, are two of the constants in her career.

df39e303Casa França  Brasil, just lauched her exposition  named “Lugar de Reflexão”. The show features nine of her sculptures which aims to articulate the thought of the viewer as they walk through the sculpture. Her works bring issues of internal and external nature and have the fictional nature but lets natural light to enter.

The exposition goes up to October 20th, 2013.

New prices for the tickets to Corcovado

26 August 2013


Up from August 15h, ICMbio  authorized adjustments for entry into Corcovado.

Check out the new tariffs.


An Interesting Biography

25 August 2013

The Cultural Initiatives  of Roberto Marinho

Roberto-Marinho-Fundador-da-Rede-GloboIt’s all there, the Remington typewriter, The Pancetti’s modernist frames and  books with dedications of known writers, alongside with  panels that resemble the most striking passages of the political and cultural history of Brazil in the last 109 years.






exposicao-roberto-marinho-1The Brazilian Academy of Letters is hosting until October 8, the show “Roberto Marinho – Entrepreneur of culture”.  The exhibition is divided into two parts: “The media and culture” where  O GLOBO is represented by an old rotary with  simulations of columns from  Nelson Rodrigues, Ruben Braga and other masters and “Encouraging the Arts” with a replica of the library and art collection of Marinho.

Roberto Marinho died 10 years ago at 98 years of age and the exposition  in his tribute scrutinizes the path of his  personal and professional life with lots of information for the public.

Now is the time for children

24 August 2013

For our little ones

525761_10151630295149072_1932418246_nLet’s pay attention  Moms & Dads….

The municipality  of Rio de Janeiro is promoting a  campaign  to update our kids vaccination passbook .

Campaign expects to receive about 393 million children under 5 years until August 30th to the application of delayed  vaccines.

Please see more at

Chinese Exposition in Rio de Janeiro

23 August 2013

At CCBB – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

200px-CaiGuoQiangSpeakingOct10Is happening until September 23rd, the exhibition “Da Vincis do povo”,  from the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

Cai Guo-Qiang is a Chinese contemporary artist whose art is based on a wide variety of symbols, narratives, traditions and materials such as fengshui, Chinese medicine, Shanshui paintings, science, flora and fauna, portraiture, and fireworks. Much of his work is founded on the Mohists / Socialist concepts, especially his gunpowder drawings.

Cai’s work is inspired by an interest in traditional Chinese culture and its everyday aspects. In 1990, Cai began his “Projects for Extraterrestrials”, where he used a large amount of fireworks and extensive trails of gunpowder on fire that stretched across landscapes and building surfaces.

Cai initially began working with gunpowder to foster spontaneity and confront the suppressive, controlled artistic tradition and social climate in China. While living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, Cai explored the properties of gunpowder in his drawings, an investigation that led to his experimentation with explosives on a large scale and the development of his signature “explosion events”.

2013_PDV_Rio_Installation_JF_D-8527_ltr_0Da Vincis do Povo has been reconfigured to respond to the different cultural and architectural context of each of the three cities hosting the exhibition. in Rio de Janeiro, Cai has used the aweinspiring rotunda in CCBB as the centerpiece.

The rotunda reverberates with magnificent strength as submarines, aircrafts, and flying saucers circle closely around a large aircraft carrier. Standing upright in the middle like an obelisk, it serves as a monumental tribute to Chinese peasant inventors.

Although best known for his works with gunpowder and pyrotechnics, Cai takes a radically different direction and presents the stories of peasant inventors from all over China. Over sixty inventions represent the wildest imaginations of Chinese peasants, some of which even defy basic engineering principles and government regulations. The exhibition not only explores the amateur handmade aesthetics of their creations, but also their social, political, and cultural implications



Once again in Rio de Janeiro

22 August 2013

Pilobolus Dance Theatre

Pilobolus-Shadowland-destaqueOne of the major American dance companies of international prestige will be in Rio de Janeiro on September 3rd and 4th to present their ballet SHADOWLAND at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

The company  was established 42 years ago and operates a brand of contemporary dance where the dancers are also acrobats or vice versa and  bodies merging  with other unusual materials, create amazing shapes.

In this show a screen is placed in front of the stage for the cast, along with a play of light, design and choreography pictures in front of the screen. Children, adults, teens and seniors share a dramatic experience while comical. This all happens at the sound of an original soundtrack created by the  American musician David Poe.

The Shadowland story begins at night in a house in a small street. A teenage girl is preparing to go to sleep. She longs for untitledindependence, but for her parents, she is still a little  girl. With no known place to go, she falls asleep to wake up in her dreams  to something hidden behind the wall of her room – her shadow.

The wall of her room makes her a hostage, holding it from the other side. Unable to escape, she sets out on a journey of discovery. Seeking a way out, she goes deeper and deeper to Shadowland. The road is long and during her  travel  she is faced with menacing creatures while tempting.

With the flow of a logic dream and the grace of acrobatic dances, a love story unfolds and the darkness shows its strange power to reveal who we are in ways unexpected and exciting.



Joshua Bell

21 August 2013

The poet of the violin

untitledJoshua David Bell is an American  Grammy Award-winning violinist.

Bell’s instrument is a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin called the Gibson ex Huberman, which was made in 1713.

Bell is an artistic partner for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra  and a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He also serves on the artists selection committee for the Kennedy Center Honors and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bell was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 2007, at Lincoln Center in New York City. The prize is given once every few years to classical instrumentalists for outstanding achievement.

Joshua Bell. Photo by Chris LeeHe is known as “the poet of the violin.” The title is due not only to his virtuosity on the approach of classical and romantic repertoire, but also their absence of prejudices, that does cover all genres reaching an audience that goes beyond the narrow boundaries of classical music.
Bell will be in Rio de Janeiro on August 30th for a show at Theatro Municipal do  Rio de Janeiro where he will be accompanied by pianist Alexio Bax and he will play works by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and Grieg.

For the Ballet Lovers

20 August 2013

Carmina Burana

Carmina-HeaderpFrom August 22nd through August 31st, TheatroMunicipal do Rio de Janeiro will be presenting the ballet Carmina Burana  with  the ballet, choir and symphony orchestra from Theatro Municipal with the regency of conductor Abel Rocha and Mauricio Wainrot  as the choreographer with music of Carl Orff.

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