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While we were talking about cultural edifices, one of the most famous modernist buildings in the Chisinau is the National Circus. Construction began in 1980, and the first performances was already scheduled in 1981. The authors of the project didn’t want a typical project for the circus – a widespread practice in soviet period. And came up with an original proposal – circular construction with oblique columns reminiscent of the Moldavian hora, and the sculptures of two cheerful clowns welcomed guests to entry. There were more than 60 performances a year in front of 1,900 viewers. The team consisted of acrobats, jugglers and exotic animals. The life of the Circus was stopped in 2004 for economic reasons and since then, the great hall is deserted. The circus partially reopened in 2014 at the small arena. A new project funded by the European Union gives us hope that the Chisinau Circus will be renovated and will host a wide range of cultural events.
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