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Circus


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A circus is a company of performers who put on diverse entertainment shows that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, unicyclists, as well as other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists. The term circus also describes the performance which has followed various formats through its 250-year modern history. Although not the inventor of the medium, Philip Astley is credited as the father of the modern circus. In 1768 Astley, a skilled equestrian, began performing exhibitions of trick horse riding in an open field called Ha'Penny Hatch on the south side of the Thames River. In 1770 he hired acrobats, tightrope walkers, jugglers and a clown to fill in the pauses between the equestrian demonstrations and thus chanced on the format which was later named a "circus". Performances developed significantly over the next fifty years, with large-scale theatrical battle reenactments becoming a significant feature. The traditional format, in which a ringmaster introduces a variety of choreographed acts set to music, developed in the latter part of the 19th century and remained the dominant format until the 1970s.
As styles of performance have developed since the time of Astley, so too have the types of venues where these circuses have performed. The earliest modern circuses were performed in open-air structures with limited covered seating. From the late 18th to late 19th century, custom-made circus buildings (often wooden) were built with various types of seating, a centre ring, and sometimes a stage. The traditional large tents commonly known as "big tops" were introduced in the mid-19th century as touring circuses superseded static venues. These tents eventually became the most common venue. Contemporary circuses perform in a variety of venues including tents, theatres and casinos. Many circus performances are still held in a ring, usually 13 m (42 ft) in diameter. This dimension was adopted by Astley in the late 18th century as the minimum diameter that enabled an acrobatic horse rider to stand upright on a cantering horse to perform their tricks.
Contemporary circus has been credited with a revival of the circus tradition since the late 1970s, when a number of groups began to experiment with new circus formats and aesthetics, typically avoiding the use of animals to focus exclusively on human artistry. Circuses within the movement have tended to favor a theatrical approach, combining character-driven circus acts with original music in a broad variety of styles to convey complex themes or stories. Contemporary circus continues to develop new variations on the circus tradition while absorbing new skills, techniques and stylistic influences from other performing arts.
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Circus

Circus

Birds

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 925.04

Circus

Song by Britney Spears

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 666.11
The Circus

The Circus

1928 film

  • Desc: The Circus is a 1928 silent film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin. The film stars Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker, George Davis and Henry Bergman.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Circus_(1928_film)
  • Type: CreativeWork, Thing, Movie
  • Result Score: 604.68

Circus

Song

  • Desc: "Circus" is the second single from American singer Britney Spears' sixth studio album of the same name. It was released on December 2, 2008, by Jive Records. Written by Dr.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_(song)
  • Type: Thing, MusicComposition
  • Result Score: 554.11
John Cleese

John Cleese

Actor

Circus

1977 film

  • Type: Thing, Movie
  • Result Score: 328.52
Circus Maximus

Circus Maximus

Historical place in Rome, Italy

  • Desc: The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_Maximus
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Place, MusicVenue, Thing
  • Result Score: 293.46
Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Plaza in Rome, Italy

  • Desc: Piazza Navona is a public space/plaza in Rome, Italy. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in the 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_Navona
  • Type: Place, Thing, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 231.60

Circus

Indian television series

Graham Chapman

Graham Chapman

Comedian

  • Desc: Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, author, and one of the six members of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Chapman
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 211.04

Circus

Arcade game

  • Desc: Circus is an arcade game released by Exidy in 1977. The game is a re-themed variant of Atari's Breakout, where the player controls a seesaw and clown in order to pop all the balloons in the level.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_(video_game)
  • Type: VideoGame, Thing
  • Result Score: 194.18

Invitation to the Dance

1956 film

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Company

The Family Circus

Syndicated comic strip

  • Desc: The Family Circus is a syndicated comic strip created by cartoonist Bil Keane and, since Bil's death in 2011, is currently written, inked, and colored by his son, Jeff Keane.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family_Circus
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 146.03
Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python's Flying Circus

British comedy series

  • Desc: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British surreal sketch comedy series created by and starring the comedy group Monty Python, consisting of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam, aka the "Pythons".
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python's_Flying_Circus
  • Type: Thing, TVSeries
  • Result Score: 145.35
Hen harrier

Hen harrier

Birds

  • Desc: The hen harrier is a bird of prey. The genus name Circus is derived from Ancient Greek kirkos, meaning 'circle', referring to a bird of prey named for its circling flight. The specific cyaneus is Latin, meaning "dark-blue".
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen_harrier
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 144.93
Jumbo

Jumbo

Elephant

  • Desc: Jumbo, also known as Jumbo the Elephant and Jumbo the Circus Elephant, was a 19th-century male African bush elephant born in Sudan. Jumbo was exported to Jardin des Plantes, a zoo in Paris, and then transferred in 1865 to London Zoo in England. Despite public protest, Jumbo was sold to P. T. Barnum, who took him to the United States for exhibition in March 1882. The giant elephant's name has spawned the common word "jumbo," meaning large in size. Examples of his lexical impact are phrases like "jumbo jet", "jumbo shrimp," "jumbo marshmallows," and "jumbotron."
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumbo
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 94.98

Circus Krone Building

Circus in Munich, Germany

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

American actor

  • Desc: Daniel Louis Castellaneta is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and screenwriter. Castellaneta is best known for voicing Homer Simpson on the Fox Broadcasting Company animated series The Simpsons.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Castellaneta
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 89.12
Víctor Valdés

Víctor Valdés

Spanish football coach

  • Desc: Víctor Valdés Arribas is a Spanish football coach and former professional player. As a player, he played as a goalkeeper. He spent most of his professional career with Barcelona in La Liga, and is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the club's history, having appeared in 535 official games for the club and won 21 major titles, notably six La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League championships.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%ADctor_Vald%C3%A9s
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 83.88

Circus

French band

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

1996 film

  • Desc: The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was a concert show organised by the Rolling Stones on 11 December 1968. The show was filmed on a makeshift circus stage with Jethro Tull, the Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and the Rolling Stones.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones_Rock_and_Roll_Circus
  • Type: Thing, Movie
  • Result Score: 74.30
Circus–Wanty Gobert

Circus–Wanty Gobert

Road cycling team

  • Desc: Circus–Wanty Gobert is a UCI Professional Continental men's cycling team founded in 2008. It is based in Belgium and it participates in races on the UCI Continental Circuits, and some UCI World Tour events.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus%E2%80%93Wanty_Gobert
  • Type: SportsTeam, Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 73.13

Circus

Magazine

  • Desc: Circus was a monthly American magazine devoted to rock music. It was published from 1966 to 2006. In its heyday the magazine had a full-time editorial staff that included some of the biggest names in rock journalism, such as Paul Nelson, Judy Wieder, David Fricke, and Kurt Loder, and rivaled Rolling Stone in sales and surpassed Creem.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_(magazine)
  • Type: Thing, Periodical
  • Result Score: 66.93

Circus Left Town

Ballad by Eric Clapton

  • Desc: "Circus Left Town", also known as "Circus" is a ballad written by the British recording artist Eric Clapton. The rock musician wrote the song about the last night he spent with his then four-year-old son Conor.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_Left_Town
  • Type: Thing, MusicComposition
  • Result Score: 56.78

Park Circus

Film distributor

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil

Entertainment company

  • Desc: Cirque du Soleil is a Montreal-based entertainment company and the largest contemporary circus producer in the world. Located in the inner-city area of Saint-Michel, it was founded in Baie-Saint-Paul on 16 June 1984 by former street performers Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirque_du_Soleil
  • Type: TheaterGroup, Organization, Corporation, Thing
  • Result Score: 44.94
Circinae

Circinae

Birds

  • Desc: A harrier is any of the several species of diurnal hawks sometimes placed in the subfamily Circinae of the bird of prey family Accipitridae. Harriers characteristically hunt by flying low over open ground, feeding on small mammals, reptiles, or birds. The young of the species are sometimes referred to as ring-tail harriers.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrier_(bird)
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 41.15

Circus

1936 film

  • Desc: Circus is a 1936 Soviet melodramatic comedy musical film. It was directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and Isidor Simkov at the Mosfilm studios. In his own words, it was conceived as "an eccentric comedy...a real side splitter."
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_(1936_film)
  • Type: Thing, Movie
  • Result Score: 37.29
At the Circus

At the Circus

1939 film

  • Desc: At the Circus is a 1939 comedy film starring the Marx Brothers released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in which they help save a circus from bankruptcy. The film contains Groucho Marx's rendition of "Lydia the Tattooed Lady". The supporting cast includes Florence Rice, Kenny Baker, Margaret Dumont, and Eve Arden.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_Circus
  • Type: Thing, Movie
  • Result Score: 31.05

Persuader

Band

  • Desc: Persuader is a Swedish power metal band from the city Umeå in the Swedish province of Västerbotten Norrland. The band was formed in 1997, and they have since released four full-length albums.
  • URL: http://persuader.nu/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persuader
  • Type: MusicGroup, Thing
  • Result Score: 28.84

Turkmen State Circus

Circus in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

  • Desc: Turkmen State Circus - is the main arena circus of Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan. Seating capacity of the circus - 1,700 seats. Is administered by the Ministry of Culture and Broadcasting of Turkmenistan.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmen_State_Circus
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 27.56

Circus

American rapper

  • Desc: Marcus Aureli, better known by his stage name Circus, is an American rapper based in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of Shape Shifters.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_(rapper)
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 24.80

Circus

Studio album by Britney Spears

  • Desc: Circus is the sixth studio album by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on November 28, 2008 through Jive Records. Looking to transition from her "darker and more urban" fifth studio album Blackout, Spears wanted to make her next project "a little bit lighter".
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_(Britney_Spears_album)
  • Type: MusicAlbum, Thing
  • Result Score: 24.80

Circus

Studio album by Eraserheads

  • Desc: Circus is the second studio album released by Filipino alternative rock group Eraserheads in 1994. Hits from Circus are "Alapaap", "Sembreak", "Kailan", "Magasin", and "With a Smile". It is also the last album of the band to come in vinyl record format. The album was reissued by Sony-BMG Entertainment in 2006.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_(Eraserheads_album)
  • Type: MusicAlbum, Thing
  • Result Score: 22.95
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