The oldest form of theatrical entertainment known as circus evolved in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The variety of popular entertainments offered by this courtly institution included exotic animals, such as the elephant and rhinoceros that served as the principal attractions for the largely rural audience. The acrobatic nature of circus was highlighted during the reign of Elizabeth I when a wide range of ‘exotic’ shows were regularly presented to the crowds. While travelling circuses (also known as marching bands) and travelling zoos (which later became zoological enterprises) were prominent features of circus from the Elizabethan era, it was the inclusion of various strange and wacky circus acts that really kickstarted its rise to popularity across Europe and North America.
One of the first big breakaway show attractions was the German Ringling Brothers’ Ringling Barriers, which lasted from the late nineteenth century up until the early twentieth century. The brothers entered into an agreement with an English judge and circus performer called Benjamin Banning to form a traveling circus in England. This first traveling circus operated between England and Germany and while it enjoyed moderate success it soon became much more popular as people began to take an interest in the exotic and bizarre circus performances that were being offered. The success of the first Ringling Brothers show prompted several other similar acts to appear, creating a huge explosion in the number of circuses in operation. All of which, in turn, led to a further expansion of the industry and new, more ambitious projects were introduced, which resulted in even greater levels of success.
Some of the other first entertainers to appear in a circus show were jugglers, clowns, acrobats, snake charmers and aerialists. They all made their first public appearances in London in the late eighteen hundreds. Inevitably, the success of these early acts led to a greater level of international development in the field of circus arts and a string of more successful shows took place all through the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century. The first modern circus company appeared in America in the late nineteenth century, and this lead to the birth of such popular entertainment acts as the Ringling Brothers, John Cage, and theodor distraction.
With the birth of professional circus performers such as Jannick Nipper, the art of entertaining began to be more highly developed and more refined. Shows with more strict professionalism began to appear, and there began the career of ringmaster and world famous circus act performer circus performer Slinky Dink. In modern times, these highly polished professionals are often hired to perform at major corporate parties, corporate entertainment events and corporate hospitality functions. Of course, there are many other talented circus acts that have performed for crowds all over the world, including such diverse acts as freakish dancers, fire breathing performers, illusionists and clowns. And they still do!
The entertainment industry can take on many different shapes and forms, and the entertainment industry of today includes many highly trained professionals, as well as amateurs that enjoy the thrill of showing off their skills and talents in front of others. And it is not just professional entertainers that people hire for entertainment purposes – there are many excellent comedians and artists that can provide light-hearted entertainment at family events, birthday parties, wedding receptions and more. As stated before, there are many great comedians out there today. One of the most popular comedians around today is Russell Brand, who is known for his offbeat sense of humor and his unique brand of intelligent humor. Other stand up comedy acts are Jeff Dunham and roast master Jeff Dunham. There are also many talented musicians available today that can provide music for entertainment purposes, including bluegrass, country, classical, and much more.
There are also several forms of theater entertainment available today. Shows with a synchronized set and multiple actors or dancers performing together on stage are very popular entertainment acts for a number of venues. Shows without a synchronized set are often called a circus show and are very popular at fairs, concerts and other entertainment venues. Some circus shows are spectacular, while others are very entertaining to the audience. And there are still others that are entertaining for the audience without having to perform together on stage.
Many local theaters also offer a full range of entertainment, from corporate entertainment to family shows and more. From corporate entertainment to plays and musicals, there are a great many options available to you when you are looking for entertainment that will keep your entire group of guests entertained. And if you have a large group of people, you may want to consider a karaoke act as one of your best entertainment options. Karaoke is usually a fun way for the audience to get involved in the entertainment while they are waiting for the final performance of a great act by a particular singer or musician.
There are many great entertainment acts around today that provide entertainment for all ages. There are many great choices when it comes to entertainment for any type of event – and if you are looking to entertain your group of guests or family members, you should take a look at what is available to you today. The internet is a great source of ideas for entertainment and many of these acts can be performed before the event even takes place. For this reason, there is no better time than the present to begin searching for the perfect act for your next event.