The National Library of France and Centre national des arts du cirque have joined forces to launch an online encyclopedia dedicated to circus arts: http://cirque-cnac.bnf.fr.
It is a multimedia website, available in three languages (French, English, Spanish) which allows to discover circus disciplines from the beginning, through a transversal approach. Thanks to an iconography and largely unpublished resources, this tool retraces the path, from the distant practices to the particularly innovative and creative shows of the contemporary circus.
The four axes of encyclopedia circus arts are:
- Juggling and Magic
- Clownish art