The American circus was different from its European brethren. Its creators sought not just to show the audience an acrobatic set, but to full-fledged action with bright flags, loud music. Even the volume of such action was enormous. It left a strong imprint on a future circus in the states, and yet only the equestrian numbers could not exist apart from the carousels, music, sales of cotton candy. They say, «distance changes everything» – it’s about circuses on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.