The Modern Circus
Given the difficulties of many of the performances, those who work at the circus are usually spe-cialized at performing specific acts. These can require great flexibility, agility and speed. However, it is also common for circus performers to take on more than one role. For example, some clowns will take on daredevil roles.
Canadian circuses are still alive and well. Many of the current Canadian circuses have worked hard to reinvent themselves to continue to attract new visitors. There has been a shift towards acrobatics and a greater shift toward circus performances that are focused on specific themes. It’s also become more common for circuses to use pyrotechnics, fireworks and other visuals.