How to become a circus artist
Be prepared for difficulties
Circus – unusual profession. Surely among your inner circle are people whom your choices will surprise you, some may even try to dissuade you. In addition, circus arts is quite dangerous, it is fraught with injuries that inevitably pursue some representatives of this activity. You have to be ready for all this, to dedicate yourself to this profession and love my job.
Choose a destination
There are many different areas of circus activities. To become a circus performer, you need to have the skills and talent of at least one of them. This can be, for example, acrobatics, clowning, taming, etc. Any of these areas has its difficulties, they can not be mastered in a few days. You will need patience and quite a lot of time to gain the necessary skills. If you have experience with any kind of sports, such as gymnastics or have you ever engaged in sport dance, you help in the future. To get the necessary training you may also undergo special training at the school of circus arts.
Before you choose the direction in which you plan to work, you must answer the question about their fears. For example, if you are afraid of heights, acrobatics does not suit you, if you are afraid of animals, taming, too, not your direction. Determine which direction the circus arts do you like and not hurt if you master it your fears.
Every circus artist, regardless of the direction in which he works, must have good physical preparation. For example, the acrobats to perform their stunts must have good body flexibility, and for gymnasts to the fore the physical strength of the upper body, so they must constantly be engaged in gyms. Even clowning, which seemingly does not require exhausting physical exercises cannot be effective without proper training.
Other work in the circus
Becoming an artist in the circus and out for the first time on stage, you can feel that the work for the audience – it's not what you need. Such a reaction is quite expected, maybe you love the circus, but not ready to be a direct participant. In this case, you can think about other professions associated with the circus, for example, costume designer, cinematographer, circus, etc.