Alexander Calder

Who Was Alexander Calder?

Alexander Calder: The Artist as Inventor

How Alexander Calder’s mobiles challenged the traditional understanding of sculpture
How Alexander Calder’s “Mobile” injects motion into sculpture | Art, Explained

Calder Inspired Mobiles:

Circus Acts:

Juggling, unicycle, Hand Balance, Aerial Silks, Trapeze, Teeterboard, Russian Bar, High Wire, Straps, Head Balancing, Human Cannon Ball

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General Circus Information

Circus Physics – Newton’s Laws:

Circus Physics – Conservation of Energy:

Circus Physics – Linear Motion:

Newton’s Laws

Gravity and Inertia –


Hand Balance

 Ariel Silks

Tight Rope / Low Wire / High Wire


Human Cannon Ball

Russian Bar


WEB SITES Circus websites with trailers

Historical site

Info on how to become a circus performer



Flying Trapeze

High Wire Walking aq=3&oq=Wallenda

Sway Pole

Slack Wire

Low Wire

Aerial Silk


Hand Balance

Cradle Act


Ladder Act

Foot Juggling


Head Balancing

Globe of Death

Plate Spinning

Trick Riding and Acrobatics

 Other links about the circus

The Circus in Rome.

The Circus Maximus.

The Circus in 18th Century England/Europe

Phillip Astley

The Circus in America: 1793-1940

The Greatest Show on Earth: Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey