While the word “circus” originates in ancient Rome, the creation of what we think of as a circus is attributed to Philip Astley. He began performing with horses in 1768 along the Thames River in London. That’s 250 years ago!
The first flying trapeze act was created by Frenchman, Jules Léotard in 1859. Mr. Léotard would wear very tight clothing while performing and that’s why we often call tights and gymnast onezies, leotards!
What circus act would your artists like to perform?