Gurevich system (circus)

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In the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s The Gurevich system of the Moscow Circus School was created as the basis for the curricula of the Russian Circus Schools. This system is believed to have been the first major attempt to classify all known circus skills in an objective manner.

The Gurevich system is known to few outside of the world of Soviet Circus. Even so, the Gurevich system is arguably the most widely used circus arts pedagogy in the world, as it has Influenced or formed the basis for so many countless other systems.


Genres of the Soviet Circus (1970)

  • Acrobatics
    • Aerial Acrobatics
      • Rigging
      • Cradle
    • Ground Acrobatics
      • Voltige
        • Group
        • Duo
      • Exhibiting Strength
        • Duo
        • Group
        • Contortion
          • Solo Closebender
          • Adagio Duo
          • Group Tableaux
      • Tumbling
        • Solo
        • Group
        • Knock-About
        • On Shoulders
        • Swing Time
        • Spring Board
        • Trampoline
        • Teeter Board
        • Risley
      • Horse
        • Grotesque
        • Pas De Deux
          • Pas De Trois
        • Jockey
          • Sommersaults
            • Acrobatics On Horse
        • Voltige
          • Trick and Fancy Riding
  • Magic
    • Illusion
    • Slight of Hand
  • Exhibitions of Strength
    • Strongmen
    • Strongmen Jugglers
  • Animal Training
    • Birds
    • Preditory Animals
    • Large Animals
    • Small Animals
    • Horsemanship
      • At Liberty
        • Learned Horse
        • Liberty Horse
      • High School
        • Tandem
        • Capridle
  • Juggling
    • Solo Juggler
    • Group Juggler
    • Foot Juggler
    • Equestrian Juggler
  • Clowning
    • Buffoonery
    • Satire Clowning
    • Clown Animal Training
    • Musical Clowning
      • Music Eccentric
    • Carpet Clown
  • Gymnastics
    • Ground
      • Casting
      • Rings
        • Strength
        • Agilities
    • Aerial
      • Perch
      • Cradle
      • Horizontal Bar
      • Cloud Swing
      • Spanish Web
      • Casting
        • Solo Bar-to-Bar
        • Flying Return
          • Intersecting Flying Return
      • Trapeze
        • Solo
        • Double
          • Group
  • Equilibristics
    • Ground
      • Cycle Acrobatics
      • Hand Balancing
      • Perch Pole and Ladders
      • Wire
        • Slack
        • Tight
      • Rope
        • Tight
      • Unsupported Ladder
      • Roman Ladders
      • Rola Bola
      • Rolling Globe
    • Aerial
      • High Wire
      • Balancing Trapeze


References

  • The Classification of Circus Techniques by Hovey Burgess. The Drama Review: TDR, Vol. 18, No. 1, Popular Entertainments (Mar., 1974), pp. 65-70. doi:10.2307/1144863