The original "circus" was in ancient Rome
"The circus of Rome is thought to have been influenced by the Egyptians and Greeks where chariot racing and the exhibition of exotic animals were popular events. The Roman circus consisted of tiers of seats running parallel with the sides of the course, and forming a crescent round one of the ends. The lower seats were reserved for persons of rank; there were also various state boxes, eg. for the giver of the games and his friends. In Ancient Rome the circus was the only public spectacle at which men and women were not separated
sounds like it may have contributed to the downfall of rome, or is it just me?
But this leads to a group performance piece that would wander around BRD
of which (without local change of direction
) requires returning to the starting point.
in my example of a circuit:
1) the only location identified is the starting point
2) with local changes of direction:
there is no required returning to the starting point
3)where such a venture would lead is quite mysterious