When I was small, I watched circus at big tent many times.
It was very fantastic experience.
I had a chance to watch small circus at Nara near "Heijyou-Kyou" which was capital of Japan (about 1200 years ago) last year.
This is "Yatai mura" . Many exisotic restaurants were opened during circus.
At this circus there were no animals like tigers, elephants or monkeys.
But it was no problem.
Performances of players were very very exiting !!
And musicians plays wonderful music after circus.
We enjoyed performance and music with delicious foods and drinks until late at night.
I think many small circus like one should be held at filed, camp site or near the river in Japan.
It will be a wonderful experience different from a big circus like Cirque du Soleil.