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Circus

The first modern circus was staged by Philip Astley in London, England on January 9, 1768.

List of famous circuses and circus owners

* Cirque du Soleil
* P.T. Barnum
* Annie Fratellini
* Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
* Archaos
* Circus Oz

List of famous circus performers

* Emmett Kelly (clown)
* Austin Miles (clown), (ringmaster)
* Zip the Pinhead (freak / prodigy)]

Circus Arts Include:

  • Acrobatics
  • Contortion
  • Hand-to-hand balancing
  • Aerial acts
  • Hoops
  • Shoot-Thru Ladder
  • Silks
  • Cloud Swing
  • Mexican Cloud Swing
  • Cradle
  • Tightrope walking
  • Trapeze
  • Swinging Trapeze
  • Flying Trapeze
  • Multiple Trapeze
  • Triple Trapeze
  • French Trapeze
  • Double Trapeze
  • Washington Trapeze
  • Corde lisse
  • Spanish Web
  • Animal training
  • Equestrian acts
  • Clown
  • Fire eating
  • Fire breathing
  • Fire dancing
  • Hoola hoop
  • Human cannonball
  • German wheel
  • Juggling
  • Chinese yo-yo (Diabolo)
  • Contact juggling
  • Devil sticks
  • Cigar Box
  • Knife throwing
  • Magic
  • Mime
  • Plate spinning
  • Poi swinging
  • Side show
  • Sword swallowing
  • Stilting
  • Unicycle
  • Ventriloquism



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