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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey


 Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey is the circus with the longest name in the world.


The Barnum great roman hippodrome represents a construction of wood and canvas. It has ten thousand places and  it is the most capacious auditorium, ever existed in New York. There are ostrich races, chariots race, tightrope walkers and acrobats.


The circus is famous for the shows with elephants. The London Zoo  agreed for a modest sum of ten thousand dollars to give the African giant elephant Jombo to the world’s greatest circus. The elephant has extraordinary size. His weight was about six tons and  his height was of about three meters. Jombo was a “star” of the London Zoo. The news of his purchase of the famous American impresario created a sensation.Jombo was a superstar of the world’s largest circus for three years. The news of the death of an elephant legend shocked the whole world. The giant sacrificed himself saving his young friend Tom Thumb. The elephant took the place of honor in the history of the American circus.


Under the leadership of James Anthony Bailey the circus continued to make remarkable progress. The presentations became more brilliant every year. The best artists of Europe crossed the Atlantic to come to one of the tree arenas.


Once, five clever brothers, acrobats, Ringlings, by name began to organize  travels around the world to different cities and show different acrobatic numbers in America. The success exceeded all expectations and the brothers were able to buy the largest circus Barnum and Bailey in 1907, after the death of James Anthony Bailey in 1906. He died from the bite of a poisonous insect. 

The troupe began to play shows simultaneously in three arenas.  This is the main attraction of the circus. The audience’s eyes ran away of happiness, when tigers were jumping on the  stage, dogs were dancing waltz on the other stage and several riders were wearing inside a transparent globe on  the third stage. The most impressive number is performed by Oleg Kabanov who graduated the  MoscowSchool. The acrobat shows his number at a height of 13 meters on a swinging glass platform without insurance.  The circus becomes very popular because of the diversity and the originality of the numbers.  The animals and artist’s props are transported from place to place in a train that has three kilometers. 


Magicians, jugglers, acrobats and animal trainers play a great show here! The audience likes this circus a lot.


The circus is still the  greatest in the world!

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 A circus is the best decoration of the school vacation.
It is like a  perpetual holiday.
It is bright, elegant, alluring and attractive.
It is very hard to say what circus is the best or most powerful in the world.
Every circus has its special shows and it is different from each other.
    A  circus is art, it is optimistic and humane.
Its main task is the glorification of strong, clever, harmonious developed men.
  In creating a full – fledged art image in the art of circus, music, dance, mime, painting and even architecture play a major role.
In order to create a circus, a group of people consisting of artists, film directors, painters, choreographers, composers and many others are necessary.
  The circus art has been known since ancient times and it is connected with different hard processes of life and religious faiths.
  In ancient Persia a warrior climbed a pole which his friend was holding  on his belt or shoulder.
And all this was in order to look around the neighborhood.
  In the education of soldiers in Africa  great importance was paid to the acrobatic movements, from which acrobatic jumps had been developed.
  Performances of professional circus artists were known in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and Byzantium.
  A special role in the development of a circus folk is played by the  roving artists.
  Knightly tournaments, equestrian events, displaying skillful riding have a great importance for the development of the circus.
Juggling umbrellas is based on the magical ability to keep a balance and it is an amazing mastery.
 The Astley amphitheatre was the first stationary circus.
  A circus is  an ancient art and mystery.
  A circus is the most spectacular and amazing fairy tale not only for children but for every age.
The artists are dressed unusually.
Their makeup is very interesting and the smile on their face is not missing at the concert.
The circus atmosphere is very positive and granduous.
  Once visiting you can get unforgettable feelings.
The music, the  lights and the shows of the circus bring you into the  world of dreams.
The circus is always decorated with beautiful bright colors.
The animals that participate in the show are nice and interesting.
A circus seems to be a real tale.
We come to circus every time when we want our soul to smile.
  The new generation is very lucky to have unusual, great circuses.
Here are some of the most famous in the world.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey - The most impressive number
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey - The most impressive number

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey - The number with tigers
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey - The number with tigers

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey - Interesting entertainments
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey - Interesting entertainments

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey - Great show
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey - Great show