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Circa is a Latin word meaning "about" or "around".

Circa or CIRCA may also refer to:

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A circus is a traveling company of performers that may include acrobats, clowns, trained animals, and other novelty acts.

Circus Group of entertainers performing circus skills

A circus is a company of performers who put on diverse entertainment shows that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, unicyclists, as well as other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists. The term circus also describes the performance which has followed various formats through its 250-year modern history. Although not the inventor of the medium, Philip Astley is credited as the father of the modern circus. In 1768, Astley, a skilled equestrian, began performing exhibitions of trick horse riding in an open field called Ha'Penny Hatch on the south side of the Thames River. In 1770, he hired acrobats, tightrope walkers, jugglers and a clown to fill in the pauses between the equestrian demonstrations and thus chanced on the format which was later named a "circus". Performances developed significantly over the next fifty years, with large-scale theatrical battle reenactments becoming a significant feature. The traditional format, in which a ringmaster introduces a variety of choreographed acts set to music, developed in the latter part of the 19th century and remained the dominant format until the 1970s.

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<i>The Circus</i> (Take That album) 2008 studio album by Take That

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Circus (song) 2008 single by Britney Spears

"Circus" is a song by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on December 2, 2008 through Jive Records as the second single, following "Womanizer" (2008), from her sixth album, Circus (2008). Written by Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly and Benny Blanco, "Circus" is a metaphor for the public's perception of Spears' life. After she listened to the track for the first time, she felt inspired to create an album and a tour with a circus theme. "Circus" is an uptempo electropop and dance-pop song with elements of pop rock and "half-rapped" vocals. The song's lyrics talk about being an entertainer and putting on shows.

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Circa (contemporary circus)

Circa Contemporary Circus is an Australian contemporary circus company. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Circa produces circus productions drawing on acrobatics, movement, dance, music and theatre that tour in Australia and internationally. The company was established in 1987 and was initially named Rock n Roll Circus, before shifting its name to Circa Contemporary Circus in 2004 under the direction of Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz.

<i>Fierce Hearts</i> 2014 soundtrack album by Katie Noonan

Fierce Hearts, or Fierce Hearts: the Music of Love-Song-Circus, is a soundtrack/studio album credited to Australian singer songwriter Katie Noonan. It is an album produced by Noonan as the soundtrack to contemporary circus Circa's show Love-Song-Circus.