Circus (performing art)

A circus is usually a travelling show that includes acrobats, animal trainers, clowns and other novelty acts. However, there are circuses today with a permanent venue that do not travel, and some circuses do not have animal acts.

Table of contents
1 History of the circus
2 List of famous circuses and circus owners
3 List of famous circus performers
4 List and brief description of the various circus arts

History of the circus

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

List of famous circuses and circus owners

List of famous circus performers

List and brief description of the various circus arts

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