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Synonyms for circus

a travelling company of entertainers

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a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals

a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment

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(antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games

an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent

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Astley gave the circus its traditional colours (the cavalry's red and gold), its brass military music and its size and shape when he discovered that a centrifugal force helped him balance on his horse if they progressed in a circle.
In America, the circus came when European settlers came.
We are lobbying the Welsh Government to change its law to stop this kind of circus, most people don't want to see animals used in this way.
In the separate front entrance tent, just east of 12th Street near the Smithsonian Metro station, circus luminaries like high-wire artist Tino Wallenda, ringmaster Joseph Bauer Jr.
But the circus says claims of inappropriate conditions and poor treatment of circus animals are "false".
Blackpool Tower Circus has been delighting crowds since 1894 but was on its last legs and acts were performing to just 50 or 60 people when the Endresz clan took over.
Circus includes placemats, bowls, round trays, jars, an ice bucket, bottle stands, a wine cooler, bowls, mugs and containers.
The Circus in the Schools program serves nearly 300 students in five low-income schools in the Portland district one or two days a week.
In Finland, The circus organisations play a great role in supporting new artists.
8220;I think a little bit of circus can be found in every aspect of our daily lives,” says Andrew Miller, Festival Director and General Manager of Circus North.
In fact, in any country this will be an animal rights issue as long as the circus includes animals in their acts.
Circus Starr hopes to take vulnerable, disabled and disadvantaged children from the communities of Liverpool to see this year's show, which is being held at Kings Parade, Wallasey on Wednesday, September 25.
By Oleg Khokhlov and Diana Khromvskikh/St Petersburg The fact that the St Petersburg State Circus troop was unhappy about the naming of Vyacheslav Polunin as their new director was not really unusual - performing arts institutions around the country seem to always protest when they get a new leader.
Emma Rogers went to see the circus when Circus Smirkus came to town when she was a girl.