HISTORY OF THE CIRCUS
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After this, the idea of the circus began to expand across Europe with the creation of artistic companies that toured cities.
The first modern circus was born in 1768 in London, the Circus Hippodrome, characterized by a circular outdoor stage surrounded by wooden grandstands.
It was in the USA that a new model of the traveling circus was created, different from the European kind, which was characterized by its tents and a large collection of wild animals that acted in the show along with the human performers.
In 1825, Joshuah Purdy Brown was the first circus entrepreneur to trade the typical wooden stage and performing area for a canvas tent.
English horseman John Bill Ricketts opened the first circus in the United States in Philadelphia.
Astley opened the first circus in Paris, the Amphithéâtre Anglois. That same year, his first competitor emerged: horseman Charles Hughes, a former member of Astley's company
Philip Astley, an English horseman, began to create what would become the first circus, located in London.
Today, we have a wide variety of circuses, from traditional ones to superproductions
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Today, there are many places where the use of animals in circus shows is prohibited
Animals are prohibited
A great deal of effort is made to enhance the artistic skills of the performers that are part of the circus
THE PRESENT-DAY CIRCUS
Cirque Du Soleil, Canada
Moscow Circus, Russia
Cirque Plume, France
Chengdu Circus, China
Cirkor Circus, Sweden