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List of circus skills

Circus skills are a group of disciplines that have been performed as entertainment in circus, sideshow, busking, or variety, vaudeville or music hall shows. Most circus skills are still being performed today. Many are also practiced by non-performers as a hobby.

Circus schools and instructors use various systems of categorization to group circus skills by type. Systems that have attempted to formally organize circus skills into pragmatic teaching groupings include the Gurevich system[1] (the basis of the Russian Circus School's curriculum) and the Hovey Burgess system.

Circus skills

Sideshow attractions

References

  1. ^ "The Classification of Circus Techniques" by Hovey Burgess. The Drama Review: TDR, Vol. 18, No. 1, Popular Entertainments (Mar., 1974), pp. 65-70. doi:10.2307/1144863.
  2. ^ "Aerial Acts". Flying High Circus, Florida State University. Archived from the original on 31 December 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2012.

Further reading

  • Burgess, Hovey (1976). Circus Technique. Drama Book Specialists. ISBN 978-0-910482-72-1.

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