• Fake Slapping

    Clowns pretending to smack other clowns in the face. 

  • Fakir

    Artist who performs while laying on a bed with nails or shards of glass; or spending a long period without eating.

  • Fire Eating

    Circus act in which an artist pretends to eat fire.

  • Flic-Flac

    A back hand spring on the ground; flip flap

  • Flyer
    An acrobat that is propelled in the air, either in a flying act, fly in the air or in an acrobatic act (i.e. teeterboard). Lightweight performer that doubles with the catcher in trapeze acts.
  • Flyer

    Trapezist who performs tricks in the air and is caught by a catcher.

  • Flying Trapeze

    Aerial act in the trapeze.

  • Free Ladder

    Vertical ladder with one or two acrobats balancing on it on the ground.

  • Funambulist

    In the late 18th century, tight rope walker.


Glossary Consultant - União Brasileira de Circo Itinerante (Brazilian Union of the Travelling Circus)