9 Everyday Life Of A Nomadic Circus

Everyday Life Of A Nomadic Circus

Posted on May 29, 2011 by team

The circus "Banzay" performs in the Crimea towns and represents a practically extinct phenomenon that is called "shapito" ( a constantly moving circus).

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Who didn't like going to a circus while being a child? How many hopes and happiness this event brought to our hearts! Fortunately, nowadays children still love coming here and laughing at clowns and performing animals.

Few people think about all efforts and hard work put by circus actors to create a performance. Somebody pities poor animals for sitting in cages, but actors are also having a real rough.


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9 Responses to “Everyday Life Of A Nomadic Circus”

  1. George Johnson says:

    I think clowns are creepy…..

    That monkey looks like it has a mouth full of chewing tobacco.

  2. Mature Related says:

    breaking the meme

  3. marxistworker says:

    I think a better alternative is to take children to a state/provincial/national park. Educate them that we are part of nature, not it’s master (caged animals=exploitation). They’ll have plenty of fun climbing trees, hills, etc. But I know this is bringing entertainment to the working classes who may not have the resources to travel (in other words, underpaid by the industrialists). Just leave out the exploited animals.

  4. Cindy says:

    UGH-I hate to see animals in a circus-especially big cats- all the hair being rubbed off her nose CAN’T be healthy!

  5. Otis R. Needleman says:

    There are itinerant circuses here in the USA, too.

  6. opticalsound says:

    Last pic: Some go to a cloister to avoid everyday problems, some (Yuri) join a circus, some of us (me) “light out for the territories.”

  7. Akasha says:


  8. testicules says:

    I would pay to see the clown go against the lion weraing the gaga meat suit.

  9. Linda Paura says:

    The circus is evolving into performers. Less animals are being used for various reasons. Cirque du Soleil and it’s other varieties use no animals. The circus can still be an amazing place for young and old. Even the performers love their work for what they receive. All they need is to feel appreciated.

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