Wednesday, April 21, 2021

In Memory of Domenico Caroli

Read the story here on CircusFansItaly site.

Domenico was the son of Enrico, one of my favorite clowns, a member of the fantastic trio, Les Francescos. 

Ryan and I were lucky to work with Domenico's son, Enrico, while we were in Amsterdam with the Wereldkerstcircus. We loved hearing stories about his family.

Our condolences to the whole Caroli family. 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

R.I.P. Toby Ballantine

From ICHOF director Greg DeSanto:

Toby Ballantine got his trunk spotted in that glorious clown alley in the heavens today. Son of CC Dean, Bill Ballantine, Toby attended Clown College and taught stilt-walking. He toured with Ringling, Hoxie, Gatti-Charles, advance for Beatty-Cole and worked hard in later years to preserve his parents artistic legacy. RIP