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Drama: Solo Structures: Circus Performance Style

To support Year 12 Drama

Circus Performance Style

A circus is a traveling company of artistes often performing in a tent or ‘big top’. It is exemplified by:

  • a series of acts such as clowns, acrobats, trapeze artists, jugglers, tightrope walkers, stunt performers and novelty acts that may or may not be connected by a narrative
  • use of a ringmaster who acts as a master of ceremonies
  • musical accompaniment with dance and movement
  • use of audience participation.

Examples of Circus Style