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A circus in an abandoned Victorian Sail factory

An abandoned Victorian Sail factory becomes the stage for London’s Circulus, a circus company that mixes traditional and modern performing arts in found and forgotten spaces around th...

Adrienn Banhegyi’s world record jump rope skills

Watch Cirque de Soleil performer Adrienn Banhegyi demonstrate the skills that have earned her two world records and a few World and European Jump Rope championships. via Laughing Squid. ...

An incredible trick: Selyna Bogino juggles basketballs with her feet

Italian acrobat and fifth-generation circus performer Selyna Bogino juggles five basketballs. With her feet, too. Upside down. The 21 year old is a foot juggler, and has been practicing since she was eight years old. ...

Angelica Bongiovonni rides a Cyr wheel

Circus performer Angelica Bongiovonni rides a Cyr wheel in Cirque Éloize. According to their site, Bongiovonni is one of around 100 acrobats that practice the Cyr wheel in circuses, street pe...

Balance: Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster

Balance is a short film by photographer/director Tobias Hutzler that documents Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster’s incredible balancing act. If you saw Eugster's tensio...

Charlie Chaplin in the lion’s cage: The Circus (1928)

In this scene from The Circus (1928), a Charlie Chaplin classic film and now a favorite in our house, Charlie gets trapped in a lion's cage. It required around 200 takes with a real lion, and is one in a series of sil...

Club & ring juggling tricks with a team of four jugglers

Watch Stefan Brancel, Sean Carney, Ben Hestness, and Brenden Ying keep juggling clubs and rings in the air during this whoa!-filled video. Trading clubs, adding clubs, sharing clubs, switching places while juggling, t...

Hula hoop dancer Lisa Lottie spins 6 glowing LED hula hoops

Watch hula hoop dancer Lisa Lottie perform a light-filled hoop routine with six LED hula hoops by SpinFX, whose professional level hoops can show off words, patterns, and graphics while being spun, similar to Monkey L...

Juggling Gentlemen

From The New Conformity in Vancouver, Canada, watch Chris Murdoch, Ryan Mellors, & Yuki Ueda blend juggling with a touch of Vaudeville in this video from Kuma Films. There are more Kuma videos, and more juggling v...

Mekanikos vs. The Minotaur, a charming wooden machine

Watch as The Mighty Mekanikos tests his strength against the raging Minotaur! This epic battle draws the crowds and their money in every time, but little do spectators know that the act is not what it claims to be. ...

Uchida Geinousha’s Super Wan Wan Circus: 13 dogs jumping rope

I thought this video of a dog jumping double dutch was about the most surprising “dog jumping rope” video I was ever going to see… until I googled and ran into this video o...

Voltige (Aerobatics)

From Léo Brunel at MOPA (Supinfocom), Arles' school of CG animation, this is Voltige, a short about some unexpected trapeze artistry... sort of. Watch more acrobatics and more animation in the archives.