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Words Related to Performing Arts - Circus

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plate spinning
[noun]
a circus art of spinning flat plates on poles or sticks, creating a mesmerizing display of balance and coordination
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rolling globe
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a circus prop where performers balance and move on a large spherical object, showcasing agility and control
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twirling
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a rhythmic and graceful spinning or rotating of an object to create visually captivating displays of skill and coordination
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wall of death
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a motorcycle stunt act inside a vertical cylinder, showcasing speed, skill, and bravery
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fire breathing
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a daring performance art where performers exhale a flammable substance over an open flame, creating a spectacular burst of fire
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fire performance
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a captivating and dynamic form of artistic expression that involves the skilled manipulation of fire as a prop, such as fire spinning, fire dancing, or fire juggling
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fire eating
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a mesmerizing performance art of extinguishing flames with the mouth, showcasing control, bravery, and theatricality
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human dartboard
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an act where a person acts as a target for darts or other projectiles to be thrown at them, usually as a form of entertainment or spectacle
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globe of death
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a thrilling circus act where motorcyclists ride motorcycles at high speeds inside a spherical cage, performing daring stunts and maneuvers
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hair hang
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a circus aerial act where an acrobat suspends by their hair from a trapeze or other apparatus, showcasing strength, flexibility, and grace while performing aerial maneuvers
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snake charming
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a performance art involving the use of music and movement to interact with and control snakes in a captivating manner
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sword swallowing
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a daring performance art or circus act in which an individual ingests a sword or other long object into their esophagus, often involving careful technique and skill to avoid injury
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hand walking
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an acrobatic skill where an individual walks or performs movements using only their hands, often seen in circus performances or gymnastics displays
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slackwire
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a circus act involving acrobatics, balance, and tricks performed on a flexible, tensioned wire or rope
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hat manipulation
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a circus or performance art that involves skillfully manipulating and performing tricks with one or more hats, often incorporating juggling, spinning, and other creative movements
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juggling
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the skill of keeping multiple objects, such as balls, in motion simultaneously by tossing and catching them
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knife throwing
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a circus act where sharp knives are thrown at a target with precision and showmanship
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lion taming
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a circus act where a person trains and interacts with lions using commands, props, and positive reinforcement
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static trapeze
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a circus aerial apparatus consisting of a horizontal bar suspended from two ropes or straps, used for acrobatics, poses, and maneuvers without swinging or spinning
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Danish pole
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a type of circus or acrobatic apparatus that consists of a vertical pole, typically made of metal, used for various acrobatic performances, tricks, and maneuvers by performers
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contact juggling
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a form of juggling where objects are manipulated and rolled on the body for a smooth, illusionary effect
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human cannonball
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a circus act where a performer is launched from a cannon into the air and caught by safety measures
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flea circus
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a miniature circus act with trained fleas performing acrobatic or trained behaviors using illusions
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diabolo
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a small, spool-like object used in juggling and circus tricks, spun and balanced on a string between two sticks
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sideshow
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a minor show that is part of a larger one (as at the circus)
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carnival
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a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
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