Left the man caught a ray of light


Ушел человек, поймавший луч света In childhood I was lucky, I saw in the Moscow circus spectacular “the Beam” Oleg Popov. And I was very lucky when coming to him for an interview in the Bavarian town of Egloffstein, where he lived the last quarter century, with his wife Gabrielle, I met the same brilliant clown eighties Popov has not changed, remaining funny, touching, great good child.

    Ушел человек, поймавший луч света

    More popular Russian artist in the world was not. Even when Oleg Popov left the Soviet Union and chose the stage name Happy Hans, the audience of the world continue to beat the palm of your hand, rejoicing as he carefully placed in a wicker basket my new friend – a ray of sunshine.

    Oleg Popov: “the Clown’s art is my life”

    In childhood I was lucky, I saw in the Moscow circus spectacular “the Beam” Oleg Popov. And I was very lucky when coming to him for an interview in the Bavarian town of Egloffstein, where he lived the last quarter century, with his wife Gabrielle, I met the same brilliant clown eighties Popov has not changed, remaining funny, touching, great good child. “Andrew, I still remember in Russia?” Gave me a tie and wanted me to put it on every broadcast. Then they called the end of the conversation a little hurt asked: “I Watch all the program, why are you again today isn’t he?!”

    One of the colleagues of the artist described the beginning of his most famous: “the Circus was plunged into semi-darkness. The spotlight, like a ray of sunshine pierced the grey haze hanging over the arena. In the center of the ring flashed a bright circle. He is approached by Oleg Popov…” the heart of the great clown stopped during a tour in Rostov-on-don.