A Visit to A Circus Show
Essay No. 01
My father is a man of modern ideas. He often lets me visit the cinema, exhibition and circus. But I am very fond of circus show than cinema or exhibition. The circus are of various types, but the circus which I saw last week at Parade Ground was the most impressive. In this circus were displayed the feats of men, women and children. But the feats presented by animals and gymnasts are unforgettable.
The Olympic Circus arrived in Parade Ground in Delhi a fortnight ago. Last Sunday my father permitted me to visit the circus show. Three of my friends and I reached the circus gate in time to see the evening show. The circus was in a huge tent, which was decorated by colourful electric bulbs and tubes. They gave a charming sight. We bought the tickets and entered the tent. Inside the tent there were long circular rows of wooden benches and folding chairs. Everywhere there were people of different ages belonging to different communities. We got our seats in the front row and waited anxiously for the show to begin.
As the show began there was pin drop silence. Many interesting and strange feats were presented. We saw a tiger drinking water with goat in same pot, a monkey having ride on an elephant, a girl crossing a fiery circle, a man walking on a rope without any support, a little girl driving a single-wheel bicycle and many other performances. The gymnastic feats presented by young boys and girls made out hair stand. The clown made us laugh throughout the show. He was dressed beautifully with a hat made of birds feathers on his head. He had a long nose and a pipe in his hand, just to look like the pied piper of Hamelin. His every action made us laugh. He walked and ran strangely.
I liked almost all the feats of the show but I was very much impressed by gymnastic feats. I was amazed to see them moving and bending their body like a rubber rod. I wished I could also build my body as flexible and elastic as the gymnast had. Moreover I had read about the hippopotamus and Chimpanzee in the books and magazines but I was able to see them live in circus.
I think these circus shows not only amuse us and entertain us but also add to our knowledge about the animals. At the end of show we left out seats and came back to our homes, I told my father about the show as a memorable show.
Essay No. 02
A Visit to A Circus
The Jambo Circus was in the Delhi last month. I made up my mind to see it with a my family. Last Sunday I went to circus with my family. My father took us to the show.
It was located on the Ramleela Maidan. It being holiday, there was a great rush. We bought the tickets and entered the huge tent. The place was brightly lighted.
At first there came two clowns in their funny blue and pink dresses. They had long conical caps on their heads. One was dressed like a monkey, the other like a lion.
They performed many tricks and made the spectators laugh. We laughed so much that our sides began to ache. These two players were the jokers of the circus.
Young girls rode single wheel cycles on ropes. Then the elephants were brought in. They performed funny tricks. Then the tigers, horses and a rhino performed wonderful feats. They were all fascinating to watch. It was a new and wonderful experience.
The most wonderful sight was the tricks of the tamed lions. The lion tamer went into the lion’s cage and cracked his whip. The lions roared dreadfully but the tamer made them perform wonderful tricks.
The show was over at 9.00 p.m. We returned home, full of excitement and a sense of horror. I can never forget it. I thanked my father for taking us to the show.
Essay No. 03
A Visit to A Circus
A circus is a round arena where women, men, children and animals show their feats to entertain the crowd of spectators.
Last Sunday I went to see Leo Circus at the Ram Lila Ground with my parents. We purchased the tickets and entered the gate which was decorated with the photographs of lions, monkeys, elephants and other animals and where the huge cut-outs of various artists were also pasted. The whole arena was glittering with bright lights and all the seats were occupied by children, men and women. I also sat on my seat with my parents. Everyone was waiting anxiously for the show to start, while the band kept on playing.
Although the show was delayed by 10 minutes as soon as the bell rang the show was started. The spectators were struck by the brilliant performance of the artists.
First performance of the evening was of acrobatics. In this two girls in very colourful dresses swung high up in the air and exchanged their swings rapidly.
Then came the rope dancers. With bright umbrellas in their hands they danced on the rope in such a manner, that one wondered whether their bodies were made of rubber. The audiences applauded them very much.
The most dangerous performance of the evening was given by two motor cyclists. They ran their motor cycles in a globe like enclosure in a slanting way. It was called the ‘Well of Death’. All the people in the arena, held their breath for a little error of judgment on the motor cyclist’s part could have led to fatal accident.
Then it was the turn of animals to perform. Three elephants came into the arena. One elephant sat on one stool and raised its trunk, the second one walked over a plank that was placed on the back of a woman, while the third one cycled. It was indeed a joy to watch them.
The whole performance was very wonderful and everyone praised artists and the animals. The show came to an end with the clowns cracking jokes and amusing the spectators.
Essay No. 04
A Visit to a Circus
“The Circus is in town!” exclaimed the child, eagerly scanning the day’s newspaper. “Let’s go today, please, Mummy please daddy.” A visit to a circus is a boon or a much eagerly anticipated outing in a childs life. In a child’s mind a circus is like gladiators ring found in ancient Rome and the performers’ right from the ring master to the clown are all his toys.
A circus is most commonly a traveling company of performers that may include acrobats, clowns, trained animals, trapeze acts, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and other stunt-oriented artists. A circus is held in an oval or circular arena with tiered seating around its edge; in the case of traveling circuses this location is most often a large tent called the big top.
A traditional circus performance is led by a ringmaster who has a role similar to a Master of ceremonies. The ring master presents performers, speaks to the audience, and generally keeps the show moving. The activity of the circus takes place within a ring. Common acts include a variety of acrobatics and gymnastics including tightrope walking, aerial acts such as trapeze and cradle, and a variety of floor routines. Juggling is also a common act in circuses; the combination of juggling and gymnastics is called equilibristic and include acts like plate spinning or the rolling globe. Clowns are common to most circuses and are typically skilled in many circus acts. A variety of animals have historically been used in acts. While the types of animals used vary from circus to circus, big cats, elephants, horses, birds, sea lions and domestic animals are the most common. The fact is, animals do not naturally ride bicycles, stand on their heads, balance on balls, or jump through rings of fire, thus they are specially trained for this act. To force the animals to perform these confusing and physically uncomfortable tricks, trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bull hooks, and other painful tools of the trade. But all these are not seen to the audience. In modern times the use of these animals is being banned to protect their rights. The people associated with the circus take a very high level of risk and commitment and present a very high level of entertainment to the audience. A circus performance is led by a ringmaster the ring master presents performers, speaks to the audience, and generally keeps the show moving and thus plays the major role in the circus performance.
And although the popularity of the circus has dwindled in the recent past due to the movies there is still quite an apprehension about the visit to a circus though the atmosphere in every child’s life remains as memories for a very long time. One can only hope that the circus does not lose it’s identity in history, but at the same time hope that animals may be respected and treated with love and care. But the charm shall live on.