PHOTOS BY CARLA VARISCO -WILLIAMS
David Kiser, friend of the late Tim Holst, along with Holst's children Matthew, Adrienne and Megan Holst, pose for photos with the Circus Ring of Fame plaques. Holst was inducted into the Ring Sunday on St. Armands Circle.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The nonprofit Ring of Fame foundation annually recognizes a few circus notables who have made significant contributions to the circus. Since its 1988 founding, 112 individuals and group acts have been inducted. The following acts were inducted Sunday during a ceremony on St. Armands Circle:
PABLO RODRIGUEZ AND FAMILY
Pablo Rodriguez and his family were best known for a five-bar aerial act which was developed in the U.S. and Mexico and introduced to Europeans in 1962 in Sweden's Circus Scott. On returning to the United States, Rodriquez developed a triple-wide flying trapeze act.
The late Tim Holst searched for fresh talent around the world as vice president of talent and production for Ringling Bros. Holst was a 37-year Ringling veteran who began his career as a clown.
CHARLES AND MATHIAS CORONAS
Highwire walkers Charles and Mathias Coronas were born in Czechoslovakia, but came to America in 1952. They performed for virtually every major American circus, eventually producing their own circuses and thrill shows. Mathias died in 2006. Charles attended the ceremony Sunday.
SOURCE: Circus Ring of Fame