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Keeping alive the tradition of European circus

European Circus

European Circus

The origin of the circus dates back to the days of ancient Rome where they used to exhibit the horses and show chariot races, staged battles, and feature trained animals, jugglers and flexible acrobats. Most of us remember the day we went to circus when we were kids and we were fascinated by the tricks done by these trained animals and artists. Amazingly, circus is one of the oldest entertainment shows that is still very much alive and kicking and still fascinates our minds with the kind of tricks we see in that circular arena.

European circus has always remained one of the most popular circuses in the world. There may be many small and big European circus companies that move from one place to another to display their talent and circus art that would leave us speechless. The acrobats and other trained artists in European circus perform death defying acts to entertain us and to make us wonder how could any human being do such a great act. Today, European circus is popular throughout the world and has their own web site too from where you can view their venue and book tickets as well.

European circus day is celebrated in many European countries and has become a great success for all the circuses in general. Organizations like European Circus Association better known as ECA has been established to promote classical circus, circus arts and culture. Today, European Circus Association looks after around thousands of European circus groups that thrive in Europe and abroad too.

Organizations like ECA not only promote European circus but they also save them from being victims of modern entertainment like television, cinema, malls and amusement parks. Many European circuses today work collectively as well to keep alive their tradition of circus.

11 Comments so far

  1. Jeniffer   November 4, 2009 9:41 am

    I have been only to a few european circus editions. I am not that fan of it, but nowadays, people are not that interested in circus like they were some time ago. Now, there are many other ways of entertainment.

  2. Jackson   November 4, 2009 9:58 am

    My son is a huge fan of european circus. He has a lot of fun everythime circus is in our town. I am glad because lots of other kids do not see the beauty of european circus anymore. And that’s too bad, imho.

  3. Mary Anne   November 5, 2009 3:38 am

    European circus is great! It’s art, in my opinion. You can see great things and tickets are not too expensive.

    Moreover, kids love european circus

  4. Lange   November 6, 2009 9:19 am

    The european circus is not so popular. At least, nowadays, it is way less popular than it was before. Nevertheless, the european circus is still a way of having some fun!

  5. Jossey   November 6, 2009 9:49 am

    I am one of those who don’t find the european circus attractive. Or circus, in general. I don’t like what I can see there and I can do more interesting things instead of going to european circus.

  6. June   November 8, 2009 9:25 am

    The european circus is not that nice as the american one. From my point of view, the last one contains more classic elements. However, I can say that circus, in general, is fun.

  7. bentley   November 9, 2009 8:52 am

    the european circus is not what it used to be. for instance, in my country, at the last circus edition i went to, i only saw a couple of persons. the ticket price is high, but the most important thing is that pepople lost their interest.

  8. Peter   December 24, 2010 9:49 am

    @Bentley- I do not think any circuses are what they used to be. I remember going as a child and being amazed at what I saw. Now days they are not really all that entertaining. If they could bring back that excitement then I think the circus would be great again.

  9. Myra   January 22, 2011 8:14 am

    When I was a child the circus was a blast. Now days they are getting much cheaper with their shows. It must be that way with every circus whether it is here in the states or a European circus. I wish the tradition would carry on so we could continue to see those great shows that seem to be a thing of the past.

  10. Jewel S.   June 16, 2011 12:57 pm

    I did not even realize that Europe had circuses. I mean that may sound ignorant but I thought it was just an American thing. I can see why so many say that they are not what they used to be. Neither are American circuses my friends.

  11. Gibraltar   August 22, 2011 6:29 am

    European circus is something I will always appreciate. I remember when I was little my father always took me to the circus. I was in love with everything there. Acrobats, trained animals, clowns. It was like a dream or a story. European circus will always remain something special to me.

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