Circus clowns have many specializations (musical clowns, clowns, acrobats, animal trainers, pantomimes, etc.), but there is no clear division: most circus clowns usually work in different genres. Artist often use difficult tricks from different circus art genres, such as acrobatic.
Clown - one of the most democratic and at the same time the most complex and difficult actor specialization. History knows examples of the development of the genre of clowning tragic actors; however, examples of the opposite - not so rare. Many outstanding clowns (including - circus) achieved considerable success in film and theater roles as tragic actors.