Category Archives: Circus Thoughts

“Fun is fundamental. There is no way around it. You absolutely must have fun. Without fun, there is no enthusiasm. Without enthusiasm, there is no energy. Without energy, there are only shades of gray.” Doug Hall

2013 Circus Links


Circus Imagination – Summer 2013


We are an incomparable type of circus. Here the children become the performers. That means we take kids from the audience and turn them into instant circus artists! Tight rope walkers, wild animals and even human cannon balls! Our goal is to encourage kids to be active, use their imaginations and play outside! Having tons of fun throughout the way is just a consequence.




Here are some ways to stay circus-connected:

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Here are some Pictures of our new costumes!

One Season Ends… Another Begins!

Curitiba, Brazil: Hello world! Circus Imagination has already wrapped up the 2012 Fairs & Festivals season. Soon you can check out our year ´round statistics, which will include how many events we were part of this year, how many shows we had and even an estimative of how many children dressed up and joined the circus!

Right now is time for us to work on making things even better for next year! It´s a lot of work, we have new costumes, new acts, new circus abilities classes and an awesome and interactive website in the oven.

Check soon at

If you were part of our acting/volunteer crew in 2012 check the blog you might find your picture, or even a video of your performance on our youtube page

We would like to thank everybody that had fun with us this year, and get ready because Circus Imagination version 2013 is going to blow your imagination away!





Ringmaster Slang

The Circus is a magical industry and it has an incredible background in history. Long before all modern technology – such as loud speakers and electric strobe lights these performers and producers were bold, inventive and innovative. Afraid of no judgment, well spoken and talented many of the stories of these old time circus people can be found at this great website here’s one of my favorites!

A Live Circus Agent Let Loose in the Sanctum

“I would like to write a short notice for the Sells Brothers’ Circus,” said the circus agent, after introducing himself to the Poo Bah of the intellectual department of this journal continuing.

      “We exhibit May 13th and our advertisement appears in your columns.”

      “What kind of a show have the Sells Brothers got?” we ventured to ask.

      “It is not a show,” responded the avant courier, “but a three ply concern; and obliging original obviously observed offering overwhelming outviewing over-throwing opposition ostentatious olla podria of oriental or occidental oppulent omnium gatherum. Several singular separate solid superior surprising superlatively sensational successful stupendous shows, masterly magnificent multifarious maifold, massive marvelous might miraculous monster museums, mastadon menagerie unrivaled unapproachable, unequaled unparalled unquestionably useful – unequivocally unique union unconditionally unobjectionable unomitted unbounded combined concrete colossal cyclopean culminated carefull conceived circus concentration, cabinic, coalescence, chief concerted conglomeration competently calculated, capital captivating calisthenic classical coagmented caravan costly coveted crowning circensian, coactive climax chronicaled choicedrawn chaste catholic challenge competing composite collective colligated cohesive coefficient commanding ceremonious centralized composition,” and as he -?- the dictionary he never stopped to -?- breath.

      “How long shall I make it?’ inquired the wordy scribe, as he prepared to write drawing twelve pointed -?- from his pocket.

      “Well, say three columns,” we modestly suggested.

From: Sumner County Standard (Wellington, KS), April 30, 1886.

2011 Retrospective

Circus Imagination had a busy year:

  • We set up our circus in 14 different cities in California – USA!
  • We performed 173 spectacles!
  • About 2440 children have “ran away” and joined the circus!
  • Around 10 thousand people sat down in our audience through the year!

Watch our Video Retrospective – click on the button – – >


Our biggest Thanks goes to all fairs who had Circus Imagination in their 2011 entertainment schedule! Below is a list:


Merced Spring Fair

Salinas Valley Fair

Chowchilla Madera Fair

SAC County Fair

San Joaquin County Fair

World One Festival

Lassen County Fair

Yuba Sutter Fair

Napa Town & Country Fair

Antelope Valley Fair

Monterey County Fair

Gold Country Fair

Santa Cruz Fair

San Benito County Fair


for more information about the circus:

read more in our BLOG


for booking info go our WEBSITE


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Stay tuned for the release of the 2012 Circus Imagination Schedule soon!

2011 Blog in review

Happy New Years Everybody! We wish you all the best! 2012 is here!

Gotta love WordPress! The best free blogs, the best service! Here’s the 2011 annual report they sent me today, I thought it would be fun to share!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.