NORDEN - the nordic arts festival

SALVATORE SABBATINO

His grandfather, who was already a clown, often took him on tour during school vacations and so he discovered the magical world of clowns as a young boy. In time, he became a mascot in the circus "Anni Ottanta" and his job was to help older clowns with the preparations.

In 1974, when he was 11 years old, he had his first own performance in the circus. A few years later, he joined various theater groups, one after the other, with whom he traveled throughout Italy.
In 1984 he came to Hamburg. Shortly after, together with other artists, he founded the participatory circus "Youth Without Borders".
In 1989, as part of the World Children's Year, he visited various children's projects with Mother Theresa of Calcutta, whereupon he was appointed official children's ambassador of Unicef.
In the following years he performed at several festivals and traveled with his different characters to many European countries, e.g. to Italy for the World Cup in 1990, to Albertville in 1992, where he was responsible for the entertainment of the successful athletes, and to Barcelona for the Olympic Games,
where he was responsible for the entertainment of the children, as well as at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. In 1994, his book "Magic with Balloons" was published,
which is available in many toy stores. 1995 Guinnes Book: record holder in balloon modeling. 1996 Tour: Federal Center for Health Education.
SALVATORE SABBATINO