LIFE IN A CIRCUS Alessandra Bruna Moratti Angela Villegas Julien Viard Isobel Wilson Tanguy Ducouret
CIRCUS CULTURE A circus’ culture is unique for each one, no matter the home country, the time, the age of it or any other difference it may has. In a circus, all the distinctness are suspended so magic and art can be united.
FAMILY TRADITION Most circus’ staff followed the steps of their performers parents, because they were born and raised in the circus environment.
BROKEN FAMILY TIES Although most children that are born in a circus environment end up link withthis world, sometimes they decide during their teenage years to abandon suchlifestyle. Mainly because it is a demanding and tough routine.
HARDWORK ROUTINE People outside the circus most of the time don’t realize how difficult and different the life of a performer is. There is a lot of sacrifices and these people has to endure a very tough life. But it is also hard to understand the value and satisfaction artists in a circus get from merely living such life.
NOMAD LIFE Day after day, year after year, the life of a circus performer is made upof traveling to a new city or town, practicing and performing. For ten or eleven months out of the year, circus personnel travelthrough the night to arrive at a new tow.
PERSONAL LIFE It is very common for a circus for itself to become aperformers family. Twenty four hours a day, seven days aweek, these people has to eat, sleep, travel and traintogether. Because of that, their trust in one another is absolute asmany times their very lives depend on each other. Theyendu up not sharing their work, but also the joys andsorrows of another and makes them their own.
CONCLUSION Pratically everyone loves going to the circus, mostpeople however, have no real idea of what the life of a circus performer is like. For people like them, the circus means more than a way of life, is love.