When Toulouse Lautrec tried to paint them he woke each morning to find his canvas was blank. Hardly surprising, given the nature of the Circus of Dreams. They are restless and always move on.
You may ask why there is a door that seems to lead nowhere.
Even the Master of Ceremonies wonders about that from time to time and the fact that he can’t discover the answer is beginning to irritate him, just a little, after 150 years.
The dancers don’t let it bother them much, though it sometimes confuses their entrances and exits to and from the stage.
But the show must go on! – or at least they all presume that it must – so they perform every night whether there is an audience or not. If the whole thing ends in chaos who cares.
They dance! And that’s what REALLY matters.