Circus Krone in Distress: The Show must go on

lions, you can't send in short-time work. Also no horses or llamas. This is the Problem of the "circus Krone" in Munich. As Germany's largest circus compani

Circus Krone in Distress: The Show must go on

lions, you can't send in short-time work. Also no horses or llamas. This is the Problem of the "circus Krone" in Munich. As Germany's largest circus companies of the Raven's black Friday, the 13. March, had to stop due to the Corona pandemic from one day to the other program in the Krone-Bau in Munich, and his tour with the production "Mandana", requested by Jana Mandana Lacey-Krone and her husband, Martin Lacey, for many employees, short-time working money. So you were able to secure the Survival of their circus. But for the lions, tigers, horses, Zebras, camels and other animals, they had to continue.

The Directors-couple has vowed that it is not allowed to go to the animals bad. However, in times when the companies are broken apart, the revenue is almost completely is a Herculean task. Alone, the two dozen lions and some tigers, Martin Lacey presents in his award-winning predator number to eat per month of meat to the value of 30,000 euros. The cool car in the robbery animal stables, in crown-construction is full of frozen sides of Beef, chicken and offal. Eight to ten kilos of meat a lion of the day needs. For this purpose, the Director and his assistants are feeding for the health of the animals life necessary vitamins and regular fish oil. But Eating is not everything: "The animals miss the applause," says Lacey.

On this day, in the summer, you get him. In the Krone-Bau spectators have gathered for an annotated lion sample. There are only about two dozen men, women and children. But at least they clap for you if Lacey makes his lion of a pedestal on the other jump, or when he cuddles with Baluga, the white lion, man. "At some point we have here 3000 spectators, and you get real applause," he says to his favorite lion, and probably even to himself.

The hope is on Christmas

But this can take time. For the time being prevails in the crown Area in the heart of Munich near the main railway station, a ghostly calm. The workshops are extinct, most of the stalls empty, because with the exception of cats and some horses, the animals on the stud Weßling were brought. Just some of the stall helpers and keepers wait at the crown of the head office, where the Directors-married couple lives in the Villa, in the circus founder Carl Krone and his successors resided.

According to the current state large-scale events will be allowed at the end of September. Theoretically, the crown could continue its tour in Hamburg, Germany. But Lacey doesn't believe really to a restart in the autumn. Even then, performances were allowed again, would the question of whether it is at all profitable, for the Rest of the tour, the artists bring back, most of which after the abrupt are flown in March, home in their often remote countries of origin.

the hope of The Directors is, therefore, on Christmas. More precisely, on the 26. December. On this day, the winter traditionally begins performances at the Krone-Bau. The authorities would allow 1000 visitors in the 3000 guests-making Arena, could you at least cover the fixed costs, calculate Martin and Jana Lacey-Krone. But will trust the audience at all in an Arena? Krone thinks, therefore, about other options. For example, on shorter shows with fewer viewers three times on the weekends.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 17:19

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