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Juggling clowns or painted acrobats?


Which is best, the old style big-top circus or the new avant garde showcase?

The Roundhouse in Camden, London, is challenging the traditional boundaries of circus in a new performance, Circus Fest.

Leila Jones, the Roundhouse's circus producer, and Circus Maximus's Gerry Cottle, debate the traditional and modern circus experience.

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