Circus skills are a group of pursuits that have been performed as entertainment in circus, sideshow, busking or variety/vaudeville/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 (the basis of the Russian Circus School's curriculum) and the Hovey Burgess system.
Circus and sideshow attractions
Notes / references
- "Circus Glossary". Circusland Company. Retrieved 13 November 2012. "Icarian Games: One of varieties of antipode [foot juggling] genre. In this instance a performer's partner plays as antipodist's props used for tossing and juggling"
- "Aerial Acts". Flying High Circus, Florida State University. Retrieved 13 November 2012.