• Magic

    Ability of eluding the audience by performing tricks with small objects, animals, cards and light effects (ilusionism).

  • Magician

    Artist who entertains the audience with tricks of objects manipulation and light effects.

  • Master Pole

    The main support pole for the tent. It sustains the circus tent, the aerial apparatus and the light system. In ancient times poles were made by wood; king pole.

  • Melodrama

    Very dramatic theater play.

  • Ménagerie

    Distortion of the French word menagérie, a tent used to keep animals and wild animal cages.

  • Metamorphosis Trunk

    Stage act performed by a magician that has to escape from a trunk after being chained up.

  • Metamorphosis Trunk

    Performance in which an artist is handcuffed and locked inside a box

  • Mimic

    Artist who performs without talking.

  • Mini Volant

    A small trapeze close to the ground with mats underneath to ease the fall.


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