Circuses are famous for their size, programs, and performances, by the number of animals they have or how grandiose their set is. But they are also famous for accidents that happened to them or in them.
Circuses can become famous due to a combination of factors that contribute to their success and popularity. There is probably no country where the circus is unknown, and there are many circus companies worldwide. Some names are even famous around the world.
Circuses, particularly contemporary ones, have significantly improved safety measures for performers and audiences. However, despite all precautions, accidents can still happen. Circus accidents and tragedies happen, but they are relatively rare compared to the number of worldwide performances. These incidents, while tragic, also tend to receive more attention due to their rarity and the dramatic nature of circus performances.
Circus skills refer to a group of techniques and disciplines circus performers use. These skills often involve balance, coordination, strength, and agility. Some of these skills are as old as the circus itself, while the other are relatively recent, and new ones are invented almost constantly. They can be divided into several categories.