The circus is the only fun you can buy that is good for you.
For more than 250 years, circuses have entertained young and old with their clowns, acrobats, musicians, dancers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, uni-cyclists, aerial performers and other performance artists. Nothing compares with the joy, the innocence and the unadulterated pleasure that comes when the news breaks that the circus is coming to town.
The images in this series are from the second Big Christmas Circus in Leiden on Christmas Day 2019. William van Lingen, the ringmaster, assembled performance artists from many different parts of the globe for this Big Christmas Circus.
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