It takes many acts to make a great circus which is why your team is a caravan circus, travelling from city to city around Asia and this time, your destination could be Bangkok, Thailand or even Marina Bay Singapore. Each team has to set up an extraordinary show with fun acts which include, clowns, juggling, balancing, dancing etc.
Everyone in the caravan is a selected cast member and will have special acts to perform. Dress up as clowns, juggling balls, hula hoop dance, make balloon animals and more! After all, you are all a very important part of the show!
Start by Creating Your Circus Poster
This fun team building event starts with your team members creating and painting a circus poster to advertise your caravan. Grab attention by adding lots of colour to create energy and fun to kick off this event. We can even add your faces to the poster for that extra personal touch!
Circus Team Building Entertainment Acts
These interactive and entertaining team building activities are the perfect choice for your corporate event. Clowns, juggling, hooping and other activities make up this unique and fun event.
Perform a Juggling Act
Perform juggling and balancing acts using balls, clubs and the odd knife or two! Ok, perhaps not the knives but it’s a skill your team will need to master!
How to Juggle
The easiest way to juggle is with scarves as they are lighter and slower than other objects such as balls. Start by throwing one scarf in a small arch to the other hand. Practice for a while until you get the feel of it. To make the technique smoother practice scooping by dipping your hand before tossing the scarf. After a few times toss the first scarf and add the second when the first is above eye level. Sounds easy but it’s going to take some practice before you start throwing the knives!
Benefits of Juggling
This could be your perfect workout after all juggling is a kind of aerobic exercise! Because you have to focus it improves concentration and is the ultimate way to relieve stress. Juggling also improves coordination and can be done almost anywhere. Did I forget to mention it’s supposed to make you smarter?
Become a Circus Clown
You then create and dress up as clowns adopting an eccentric and fun character using the make-up provided. Don’t worry, it all washes off! You are then given fun time to practice and perform a variety of acts, ready for the big top show! Prepare and set up your gags to express your clown’s character.
Types of Clowns
There were three types of clowns, The Whiteface, The Auguste and The Tramp. The original clown characters came out of the “rustic fool” early modern commedia dell’arte (rehearsed improvised comedy), which were based on the characters of ancient Greek and Roman theatre.
The Whiteface Clown
Whenever we hear the word ‘clown’ these are the clowns that usually spring to mind. Commonly known as the classic clown these were the ones usually associated with the circus. The character is usually the boss of all other clowns and he is known to be the serious clown type.
The Auguste Clown
This is the misfit as the name suggests ‘Auguste’ is German slang for buffoon. He is the joker or fool and always gets into funny situations when performing tasks. He is also the less intelligent clown that takes a pie or bucket of water in the face.
The Tramp Clown
If anything is going to go wrong it will happen to this clown or more than likely be caused by this clown. He assumes the character of a “down-on-his-luck” clown and the idea may have originated from vagrants who rode the rails during the Great Depression during the 1930s.
Perhaps some may not see him as a clown today but he was one of the all-time greats – Charlie Chaplin. he was known as the tramp during the silent film era and became an icon in world cinema.
Joseph Grimaldi was considered the father of modern clowning during the early 1800s. he was supposedly the first clown to wear whiteface makeup and large smiling red lips.
Bozo the clown on TV shows during the late 50s which premiered in Chicago. He wore a red bulbous nose, red hair and oversized shoes. His show lasted for several decades.
How could we not forget to mention Pennywise who appears in Stephen King’s classic horror novel ‘It’. He was a fictional character and perhaps the most frightening clown of all time. Unless you find all clowns scary, suffering from Coulrophobia.
Clown Face Paint
There are many brands available today for clown face paint and it can even be homemade from simple cornstarch and flour. Face paint should be FDA compliant, and well suited for sensitive skin. We recommend testing it before applying it to your face! You should be able to apply it with ease and it should also resist a moderate amount of your sweat.
Circus Acts with Animals
Train wild animals such as tigers, lions and elephants a variety of tricks! Unlike some circuses, no animals will be treated cruelly! They could be ferocious though!
Okay but seriously! We don’t approve of wild animals being exploited especially in any circus act. We believe wild and exotic animals used for entertainment suffer for their entire lives. Most of these animals were taken at a young age away from their families and endured abusive training methods to do the tricks they perform. Wild animals belong in their natural habitat!
Create a Little People Theatre
Round off your caravan circus with our ‘Little People’ act to perform a song and dance and you’re ready to go! This part of the act is guaranteed to give everyone laughs! Imagine a puppet show except you are the puppets!
A few Unique Circus Acts
Did you know the first showman was P.T. Barnum who put on a display of extraordinary people? These were mostly people born with deformities although many were found to be fake.
Sword swallowing was another act in which the performer puts a sword down the oesophagus to the stomach. It takes years of practice so we won’t be adding this to our event!
Jules Leotard was the first man in history to attempt a flying trapeze act. He captivated audiences and became a sensation during the 1860s by somersaulting between five different trapezes.
At the end of the day, all your teams perform their acts in a circus environment including popcorn. Prizes are awarded for the best acts and entertainment. Prices quoted will include all materials, photographer, and animals!
Circus Act Quotations
Prices quoted are inclusive of:
Clown paint, poster paint, hula hoops, canvas, balloons, wigs, hats etc. prize for each winning team member, consultants, facilitators, professional photographer and all associated materials and design.
Meeting room (required), food, beverage and accommodation.
**Images will be provided with our logo in the bottom right corner. Should you wish not to have our logo there would be a small fee for the use of our professional photographers**