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Alexander Calder – Acrobats

Encore! Encore! The crowd goes wild!

These amazing acrobats are made out of wire by Alexander Calder, an American artists who made sculptures that moved. He performed his circus for his friends and family. He made wooden toys and huge ‘mobiles’ which float about viewers head. You can even see his work in Tate Modern soon!

The most daring death defying stunts have just taken place in the Big Top! I wonder what will happen next to these two…

Can you imagine all the other performers, clowns and animals? Sword eaters and lion tamers! Wow! Imagine the smells and sights! What role would you play in this amazing circus?

Alexander Calder, Acrobats, c. 1927, Calder Foundation, New Yourk, Gift of Katherine Merle-Smith Thomas in memory of Van Santvoord Merle-Smith, Jr, 2010.

Alexander Calder, Acrobats, c. 1927, Calder Foundation, New York, Gift of Katherine Merle-Smith Thomas in memory of Van Santvoord Merle-Smith, Jr, 2010.

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68 stories about “Alexander Calder – Acrobats”

  1. Asher, age 8, from Jpan

    once in a big house there was a very very very fat man

  2. jojo, age 10, from Everett, WA

    The cartoon starts off with a missile hitting the DEUUEAUGH Fish. After that, a Creeper from Minecraft is walking torwards Squidward’s rainbow house.

    Squidward walks into his bedroom, ignoring the fact that Kirby is sleeping on his bed.

    “Ahh ahh ahh weekend here here here.” Squidward says before taking a look at his calendar.

    “Spongebob and Patrick go…..” Squidward says before a glitchy noise occurs, triggering the first second or so of Chemical Plant Zone’s music.

    “Wouldn’t it be great if they got lost in the woods and never came back?” Squidward said as his thought came in.

    “Patrick, I’m scared!” Spongebob says in Squidward’s thought before it disappears.

    “Ho ho ho! That would be GREAT!” Squidward says before getting in his bed, which is missing Kirby.

    “You waited a long time for this!” Squidward says. “A soft bed, warm Zess tea…”

    Squidward then obtains an item.

    “A good book, heh and two heh heh whole days heh heh with heh no…” Squidward says before laughing like Spongebob.

    Squidward starts reading his book.

    “Squidward’s such a jerk!” Spongebob says.

    “What the heck?!” Squidward says before Spongebob and two Patricks laugh away.

    Squidward enters the tent.

    “Spongebob, aren’t you two supposed to be camping?” Squidward asks.

    “We are camping.” Spongebob says at the same time.

    “Camping?” Squidward says.

    Then, several Spongebobs appear that say Camping.

    “Ok. Have fun with city folk!” Spongebob says.

    Squidward then says something hard to make out.

    Spongebob and Patrick giggle while crawling in and out of their tent.

    “Now you’ll see how a real-” Squidward says before tripping and exploding. “Ow.”

    “Gotta write this down!” Patrick says.

    Squidward yells while hitting his tent with a stick.

    “He’s tenderizing the ground!” Spongebob says.

    “Of course!” Patrick says.

    “Grou-ound!” Spongebob says.

    “Of course!!” Patrick says.

    “Grou-ound!” Spongebob says.

    Patrick glitches.

    “He’s tenderizing the-” Spongebob says.

    “Horse!” Patrick says.

    A horse then pops up and grows.

    Squidward then grunts while trying to free himself. Spongebob triggers the Puppet Ganon Snake Mode music.

    “Ugh, kick!” Squidward says. The tent floats in the air for several seconds.

    “Huh?” Squidward says before the tent explodes.

    Squidward then lays down a rug.

    “Starly!” Squidward says, thus making the Starly (a Pokémon) appear.

    “Again! Again!” Spongebob and Patrick repeatedly say.

    “I suppose you two are gonna stew up some Turtwigs and rocks, right?” Squidward says.

    Spongebob laughs before saying No.

    “Marsh King!” Spongebob says.

    Spongebob then eats a King head.

    “This is delicious, yes!” Spongebob says.

    “Patrick to dis, Patrick, over!” Patrick says.

    Spongebob makes some noise.

    “Bra sponge sponge!” Spongebob says.

    The two then make some noise. It attracts the Cookie Monster.

    Squidward then glances over.

    “It’s been one of those days…” Fat Mario says.

    “Yummy!” Patrick says before eating a King head.

    Patrick then says some garbled things, but “This is Delicious” can be made out.

    “And me!” Squidward says.

    “Squidward!” Spongebob says.

    “Swedish Pokeball!” Squidward says.

    “It’s nice to unwineyouuwineyouuwineyouu!” Spongebob says.

    “I call this one the song!” Spongebob says.

    “Gather gather round McSong!” Spongebob sings. Omelets appear in everyone’s lap.

    “Our CTFxC song!” Spongebob sings.

    As all the more he’s singing, the more he wants to get relaxed.

    “Ahh, wasn’t that relaxing?” Spongebob says. Squidward repeatedly says no at the same time.

    “This is relaxing!” Squidward says before he begins playing the Clarinet. Sonic.exe music starts, and then Sonic.exe appears behind Squidward.

    “Oh no!” Spongebob says, pointing at Sonic.exe.

    “I’ll save you, Squidward!” Spongebob says, using Marshmallow Launcher. The Marshmallow hit Squidward instead, dealing 1000 damage.

    “Squidward, are you all right?” Spongebob says before using Marshmallow Heal, healing Squidward by 1000 health.

    “There, better?” Spongebob asks.

    “BETTER?!” Squidward screams.

    “It’s too dangerous to play the clarinet badly out here in the wilderness!” Spongebob says. “It just doesn’t seem to fit the camping spirit.”

    “Pretty loony!” Patrick says.

    “Sonic.exe!” Spongebob whispers.

    “Sonic.exe? Don’t exist!” Squidward yells. A Funny Patrick face covers the screen.

    “What are you saying?” Spongebob says.

    “There’s no such thing! It’s just a stupid creepy thing!” Squidward says.

    “Oh no, Squidward! Sonic.exe is all too real!” Spongebob says.

    “Well maybe it is stupid, but it’s also stupid!” Patrick says.

    “Patrick’s right, Squidward. Sonic.exe is no laughing matter.” Spongebob says.

    “I don’t think I’ve ever played a glitchy or hacked games before…” Spongebob says.

    “But I don’t think I want to… after… the experience I had.

    It started on a nice summer afternoon…”

    “YOU’RE RIGHT!” Squidward screamed. “I should be more careful!”

    Sonic.exe then appears and the three scream. Then, the message “Ok, that’s enough Sonic.exe” appears.

    Patrick and Spongebob whisper to each other.

    “Never!” Spongebob says.

    “Never!” Patrick says.

    “Ever!” Spongebob says.

    The two then burst into a fit.

    “Alli Trippy!” they say.

    “This is da thing!” Squidward says. “Woot! A-woot!”

    “Squidward, please don’t!” Spongebob and Patrick said.

    The Sea-bear then comes in and rips Squidward before swimming off.

    “Squidward, are you-” Spongebob says.

    The Sea-bear rips Squidward more.

    “I’m running for my life!” Squidward says.

    “No!” Spongebob and Patrick yell.

    The Sea-bear then rips Squidward even more. A puppy then appears.

    “This comment!” Patrick yells.

    “Sonic.exe!” Spongebob says.

    The puppy then becomes an .exe, and then the cartoon ends with a thank-you message.

    THE END.

  3. hadassah, age 6, from uk

    once opon a time there was a pig. he looked way different to the others. he had oringe on his ear and the rest. of his body was white. Evey day of school they would laugh at him. So one night he left the farm,and went on a atventure…and went pass the swomp he stoped to get some water. just then a crocidile luashed out like a rocket and ollmost got tigger. tigger ran like a rocket zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz made the noise of tigger he ran home with speeeeeeeeed but the other pigs were introble by pig black bude.tigger ran like a rocket and beet pig black bude it made him so sceard he ran away.thank you said the others and then became his frends and then they relised diffrent does not matter by hadassah

  4. emilee, age 8, from usa

    One day a girl named Mia wanted to be acrobat . One night she dreamed of walking a tight rope, and she got to the end of the rope and she had done a flip and landed on her feet! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said the crowed and they claped. so load,said mia. In the morning she had asked her mom if she could join real acrobats at a circas her mom said yes.On the first day she had fun and was so good she got an a+ ! mia was so HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE END****

  5. sophie r, age 12, from uk liverpool

    once in liverpool albert dock there was an art gallery called TATE and one day in Tate a family came into the gallery with there daughter rosella and rosella loves art and when they got to floor 1 they were looking at all of the arts but rosella saw an art that stood out for her…
    it was a picture of acrobats but the picture started to glow an she was curious to know what was inside so she stepped inside. her parents looked over as rosella stepped in so they jumped inside with her…
    they were inside the painting but only they had a challenge…they had to make the same position as the acrobats only they had a short amount of time to do it and if they didn’t do it they would remain in the picture forever until someone does the same and takes the families place………

  6. emma, age 18, from cathedal city

    alexander was rely a superhero! & he had 900$ dollars.

  7. Hailey B, age 10, from America

    The acrobats don’t really look like acrobats so it could’ve been a happy acident

  8. mya, age 11, from petebrough

    once a upon a time there was a boy called alex rider and he lived with his uncle because his mother and father had died in an aeroplane crash and they had lived in chelsa with a house kepper called jack starbright alex wonderd if jack was short jacqueline or jackie but alex would always call her jack it was around 5 oclock when they were having dinner and the doorbell rang jack went to answer it was the police yes said jack what do you want i have some bad newsto be cotinued…

  9. Aria, age 11, from PERTH

    Encore! Encore! The crowd goes wild!

  10. isabelle, age 6, from england

    there is house it has a man on top

  11. Anniefrown, age 14, from scotland

    I was a big artist huge people would buy my art work. It made me proud of my self I felt great I just thought to my self I’m big great I’m amazing no one can beat me I guess I was a bit to smug for my own good. The full year was great for I was on top one day I was talking to someone well a fan and they told me how much they loved my art work they said it inspired them I just walked past them not caring they tried to speak then I turned around and shouted at them I know I ended up treating people bad the money went to my head then I lost everything y my spouse left me I became horrible person someone I didn’t want to be I became a artist because I loved art now I go on because I love the money I found no joy in art like I used to my art wasted me anymore it didn’t show who I was. The next two years after that things had changed I wanted to do something great I had been working on something for these past two years but no luck I just wasn’t inspired enough. I just gave up another year later I saw my ex spouse we spoke I told my spouse ” I miss you” they said the same we decided to try it again three years went by we loved each other like first love then It dawned on me my idea I went to the studio and worked on it. It took a few months then it was finished it was inspired by the young love me and my spouse had and have and that is my story.

  12. Matt, age 10, from I\'m not telling you

    Once apon a time there were two bestfriends. There names are Jason and Jill, there on a compedetive gymnastics team and its called The Wonderflies. There parents are good friends and thats how they met each other. They both have younger siblings, Jason’s younger sister is 16 years old and Jill’s younger brother is 14 years old. THE END

  13. megan, age 9, from C:

    In America,a strong a acrobat (who was named Santvoord ) died in 2010 in one o his tornement but no one cared exept one Alexander Calder made a creation in memory of his greatness (which was left in the sands of) time……

  14. SHIVA J, age 15, from MALAYSIA

    Once upon time was a girl was a big dream she want to pop star.But hers mother want be teacher.Than ,she become nothing.That was a dream.ALL DREAM..She awake up at the bad dream and she go to hers mother say ‘mom i want become a pop star’.Her mother say yes.The girl was happy .Mother say ‘ First i want you sing’.Than she sing.

  15. Lara R, age 12, from sorry but it is a job art teacher

    om scotland
    Sunday 6 December 2015
    I was a big artist huge people would buy my art work. It made me proud of my self I felt great I just thought to my self I’m big great I’m amazing no one can beat me I guess I was a bit to smug for my own good. The full year was great for I was on top one day I was talking to someone well a fan and they told me how much they loved my art work they said it inspired them I just walked past them not caring they tried to speak then I turned around and shouted at them I know I ended up treating people bad the money went to my head then I lost everything y my spouse left me I became horrible person someone I didn’t want to be I became a artist because I loved art now I go on because I love the money I found no joy in art like I used to my art wasted me anymore it didn’t show who I was. The next two years after that things had changed I wanted to do something great I had been working on something for these past two years but no luck I just wasn’t inspired enough. I just gave up another year later I saw my ex spouse we spoke I told my spouse ” I miss you” they said the same we decided to try it again three years went by we loved each other like first love then It dawned on me my idea I went to the studio and worked on it. It took a few months then it was finished it was inspired by the young love me and my spouse had and have and that is my storyonce opon a time there was a pig. he looked way different to the others. he had oringe on his ear and the rest. of his body was white. Evey day of school they would laugh at him. So one night he left the farm,and went on a atventure…and went pass the swomp he stoped to get some water. just then a crocidile luashed out like a rocket and ollmost got tigger. tigger ran like a rocket zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz made the noise of tigger he ran home with speeeeeeeeed but the other pigs were introble by pig black bude.tigger ran like a rocket and beet pig black bude it made him so sceard he ra yes i not care

  16. Lara R, age 12, from sorry but it is a job art teacher

    ex wondered if jack was short Jacqueline or Jackie but Alex would always call her jack it was around 5 o’clock when they were having dinner and the doorbell rang jack went to answer it was the police yes said jack what do you yesOne day a girl named Mia wanted to be acrobat . One night she dreamed of walking a tight rope, and she got to the end of the rope and she had done a flip and landed on her feet! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said the crowed and they claped. so load,said mia. In the morning she had asked her mom if she could join real acrobats at a circas her mom said yes.On the first day she had fun and was so good she got an a+ ! mia wa s so HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE END**** yes I got hen inot know yes I NOT too much chocolate chip and ice cream inot care sa yes once in liverpool albert dock there was an art gallery called TATE and one day in Tate a family came into the gallery with there daughter rosella and rosella loves art and when they got to floor 1 they were looking at all of the arts but rosella saw an art that stood out for her…
    it was a picture of acrobats but the picture started to glow an she was curious to know what was inside so she stepped inside. her parents looked over as rosella stepped in so they jumped inside with her…
    they were inside the painting but only they had a challenge…they had to make the same position as the acrobats only they had a short amount of time to do it and if they didn’t do it they would remain in the picture forever until someone do great work text I copy it sorry if I copy you.re thing very

  17. Lara R, age 12, from sorry but yes sorry miss royton

    One day a girl named Mia wanted to be acrobat . One night she dreamed of walking a tight rope, and she got to the end of the rope and she had done a flip and landed on her feet! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said the crowed and they placed. so load,said MIA. In the morning she had asked her mom if she could join real acrobats at a circus her mom said yes.On the first day she had fun and was so good she got an a+ ! MIA was so HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE END**** that is not the end yes haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ghhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa so much i not kbow about it is too hard copy a again tp here bqird so much is

  18. Meghan, age 9, from Ausrialia

    One day there was a girl called Alexandra and she was an acrobat one day she was on the trapize and she did a flip[wowwwws from the audience ] they were ashtonished it was amazing she started sing fight song here are the first set of lyrics: Like a small boat on the ocean sending big waves into motion like how a single word can make a heart open I might only have one match but I can make an explosion and all those things I did and say wreking balls inside my brain I will scream em loud tonight can you hear my voice this time this is my fight song take back my life song prove I’m alright song my powers turned on starting right now i’ll be strong i’ll play my fight song and I don’t really care if no body else belives cause I still got a lotta fight left in me losing friends and I’m chasing sleep everybodys worried about me I’m in to deep yeh I’m in to deep its been 2 years I miss my home a fires burning in my bones to be continued song by Rachel

  19. Hayli, age 12, from Jarrell

    one day a girl was wondering what it would be like to draw a picture and have it hung up in a museum or a art store or something like that so then she went ahead and drew. She drew for 2 hours and soon she had finally finished she was not sure what it was or what to name it but all she wanted to do was to get it in a museum. Days later she sent the art on a online site it said they would let her know wither or not it was excepted into the museum of fantastic art she was very nervous and week later she got the letter i am so scared to open it she said hoe will i open when is the best time…I GOT IT IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the girl was so happy and proud of her self and from that day on she was a very popular girl her name was Hayli and she was only 12 years old! The end

  20. keren, age 7, from Italia

    One day the was a dog he woke up somthing very bad happend his house was all derty he asked everybody in villadge he just had to ask his family he asked his brother he siad yes he was very ungry he made him clean all of gis bedroom
    The End

  21. Libbie, age 12, from U.S.

    the acrobats are really cool beacuse they do really sweet moves my
    mom is a acrownat.

  22. Libbie, age 12, from U.S.

    there was a girl named Libbie who wanted to be an acrobat and this girl
    Libbie did a audition to be one, the next day the girl got a call from Sandra the director of the audition said that she passed. Libbie got older and got in to the circus and she still lives as a acrobat.

  23. Julia, age 18, from Poland

    Once upon a time there were amazing acrobats performing into the stage

  24. CHARLIE, age 8, from WALES

    Once a pone a time there lived a happy boy called Sam.One day sam maid a new friend called Alisabat.One summer day Sam and Alisabat whent to the park together to play on the swing’s and the slide.When it was night time Sam and Alisabat walked home,they said good by.THE END

  25. CHARLIE, age 8, from wales

    Once a pone a time there lived a happy boy called Sam.One day Sam mate a new friend called Alisabath.One summer day Sam and Alisabath whent to the park to play on the swing’s and slid when it was night time Sam and Alisabath said good by so they whent home.The next morning Sam called for Alisabath but she was not alowd out because she was sick so Sam whent home.The next morning Sam called for Alisabath her mum opened the and said Alisabath is comeing now. THE END

  26. Tatum, age 9, from America

    Once upon a time in a land faraway there was an acrobat that was on a tightrope and he slipped but luckly he did NOT fall. It was fasinating, he then walked an elephant. It was tamed obviously but it shook, and shook, and shook, and shook, and shook, and shook. Then the acrobat held on “don`t fall” people kept shouting “you can do it!”. Long story short, he fell.
    THE END

  27. liliana, age 9, from mum and dad

    once my dad exercised on his bike with my mum cause they were fat.

  28. BELINDA, age 6, from LONDEN

    one day a little girl called lily walked along the dark wood and found a big bad wolf creeping on little lily then she shouted loud and a wood cutter heard lily shouting. then he ran after lily. and said get out replied the wood cutter. the wolf was so scared that he ran away and was never seen again. THE END

  29. bob, age 0, from bob

    blah blah blah blah blah blah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Graygz, age 11, from United States

    Once apon a time in New York. There were a couple. This couple had one thing in common, they were acrobats. One day, they boasted “we are the best acrobats ever!” A wizard came and said “I bet if you guys balanced and stayed in place for a day I will give you riches, but if not you would have to stay like that forever.” “Deal!!!” said the acrobats. The acrobats started, they were good until 11:00 pm. The wife started to lean, and before she fell,……. ZZAAPP!!! The 2 acrobats were turned into wire statues. And to this day you will still see them in there home town New York.

  31. amber j, age 13, from usa

    I really don’t think I saw acrobats before but I honestly think they are graceful dancers.

  32. chester, age 7, from philipines

    one day this acrobatics man said hey! we should stands on my head and they said lol:#

  33. kika-rose, age 10, from south africa

    on a chess block, a man no not a man… a girl like a curtain swung up to the ceiling. to catch the sunlight

  34. kika-rose, age 10, from south africa

    on a chess block, a man no not a man… a girl like a curtain swung up to the ceiling. to catch the sunlight.

  35. emily b, age 10, from United States

    i think that this piece of art is magnificent because you can really tell people look like they are dancing

  36. SCARLETT M, age 9, from Scotland

    YOUTHVILLE CIRCUS, 1923 The Big Mistake

    It was the opening night of Youthville circus and the main 2 acrobats were prepared to put on the show of a life time. They had everything ready the, parkour bulls, the swinging flames, the tower of youth everything. The only thing standing in thereway was the boss, THE CLOWN. He wanted the thing for everyone to be exited for him but with this amazing performance he had no chance. So 13 minutes before the acrobatic performance THE CLOWN climbed to the swings and got prepared for the unexpected finale. The parkour bulls went well so did the tower of youth but when it came to the swinging flames no one had a clue what was in store. Acrobat 1, perfect Acrobat 2, swing, swing, swing dead. Not was it the acrobat dead but it was THE CLOWN. As he reached to cut the thread Dr Alexander Calder pushed THE CLOWN down into the remaning flames.
    2 hours later The Shock

    To legend THE CLOWN was never what was thought. He was the mystery act for the great finale. He was not out to get fame or the acrobats career. He wanted to improve the acrobats performance. Thats why he wasn’t letting the acrobats go on just yet. It was a horrible mistake but all shall be forgiven after there punishment.
    DEATH. DUN DUN DUN. I mean scrubbing/cleaning the toilet for the next 2 months. After cleaning the toilets everyone was happy again and Youthville circus was the biggest hit of the 20th century circus’s. This story was never true and hopefully will never be true. The End

  37. kaya, age 8, from from cadiz,ky

    once in a house lived three pigs a wolf and a cow

  38. rooster, age 0, from no

    one day there was a man the end

  39. casey h, age 11, from Poole

    It was a warm Sunday afternoon , Jeff was doing his homework to do a Tate artwork project . Outside all the other kids were playing Baseball , Tennis and Football but three mean boys named Carlos , Cullum and Sam were all making fun of Jeff because he wasn’t aloud to go outside unless he finished his homework , so Jeff thought long and hard for a whole hour until he had an idea . Jeff was going to phone Tate kids control and get a good idea from them to use on the three meanies as Jeff called Carlos , Cullum and Sam . So Tate kids told Jeff to make a book about a mean monster and put magic in it to make it come to real life , so he made the book and put magic on it and put it on the three meanies . So from that day on Carlos , Cullum and Sam never ever again went near or annoyed Jeff again thanks to Tate kids . The end

  40. Laurel, age 10, from USA

    Saline Superman stepped up to he young woman, Janet, her name was. Saline’s predecessor, Alexander Calder, had retired only two days before, leaving a half trained Saline in his place. Janet was a sour woman, with a pink streak in her long black hair. The only thing Janet whispered to Saline was “You better not drop me, doofus.” Saline sighed. Saline stood and waited for Janet to drop on to his hands. And when Janet dropped. Only one of their hands touched. Janet was falling. With a rush of adrenaline Saline caught Janet. And for the first time in five years, Janet smiled.

  41. emma, age 8, from scotland

    This painting was made 30,000 years ago by a beautiful young lady called Rebekah. It was sold for 50,000 pound and Rebekah lived in a mansion with her 2 brothers Niklouse and Eligha. Rebekah had lots more brothers and only 1 sister called Fraya.

  42. rachel, age 8, from dragun

    once there was a secret dancer nobody knew her/his name . ok i will tell you she is a girl so there was a lady her name is amy. amy was well i could say a scaredy cat because she was a cat was a cat. one day a wich cursed her and she turned into a dancer . that is how the dancer came to be.

  43. Blob, age 12, from England

    I was flying, my arms spread out I balanced myself and took another step along the rope. Then the floor was racing towards me, I could hear the scream of the crowd! The safety net caught me, another failed attempt. One day though I will make it to the end of the rope, In my dream I can do anything.

  44. Vladimir, age 69, from Russia

    The reptilian brotherhood came along to watch this acrobat dance and swing, then they clapped, and clapped, and clapped with their tails… they started hissing in applause “SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS” said the reptile “SS, SSSSS” answered the reptile “SSSSSSSSSSSSSS” said the reptile “SSS SSSS SSSS?”
    “SS” said the reptiles, they planned to take her to their dungeon and do a reptilian brotherhood ritual for their god Leafy and leafy’s assistant Pyro. They summoned satan and satan took leafy’s soul and the girl ran away deeper into the dungeon where millions of reptiles lived, and once the reptiles saw the girl they trapped her in a cage, she lock picked the lock which picked really well and unlocked the lock, the reptilians were amazed by her skill in lockpicking locks until they unlock, she ran away with her agile dance moves and summoned a ninja to protect her, she came back to the stage, where she was applauded by millions of reptiles. “SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS” said the reptile “SSSS” said leafy “SSSSSSSSSSSSSS” said all the reptiles.

    The end.

  45. chance, age 5, from Nepal

    I love poodle-pot-soup said doo-doo yay for you said moomoo
    doo-doo lived in a pretty spaceship that was really pink and had
    flowers all over it She was really pretty and had yellow and pink
    hair

  46. Polly, age 6, from USA

    once apon a time there was a really pretty lady named Sally. Sally lived in a really pretty Giant boot and had pretty hair. She had to fight really ugly pink and purple monsters. And she lived happily ever after. THE END

  47. steph, age 10, from america

    once in a large interesting town there lived a man who can bend into
    all sorts of shapes while people watched bend into shapes in the middle of the street and performed with music in the background and people clapped and applauded while he did his tricks to the beat of the music and people gaped in awe to the marvel of the man in the colourful outfit with the magical tricks.

  48. lola j, age 8, from england

    in 1 world there will always be a problem.No matter how big or small,
    it is always alive.This is because life is an endless rectangle,never
    to be fair.Everyday at school you will get good or bad things but,
    it is never,ever the same.It is never a so-called ‘circle of life’,
    for that is just a story.This is to say that everything in life can have badness but,art outshines everything.

  49. madeline, age 9, from england

    One day ,in a acrobats show Alexander Calder won 5 different things in the show. After that , he felt so proud of himself.

  50. Fernando, age 0, from The Womb

    Alex was very inspired by acrobats so he made this briliant picture

  51. Margret, age 11, from Japan

    These acrobats are amazing!

  52. Margret, age 11, from Japan

    There are good and bad days. Art can express that. You may choose to draw something that makes you happy or sad or whatever you feel.
    This is called improvising. There are no mistakes because you make it up.

  53. Irma, age 10, from Croatia

    The acrobats were in the town. There were a lot of rumors about them. But they could do fantastic things ! The acrobats travelled around the world. Nobody heard about them on Earth, but they are very famous in the world of imagination.

  54. Emy, age 6, from england

    One day a girl called Lucy ho wos 7 went to the circus with her mum she saw Sord eaters and lion tames!She also saw clowns and animals and acrabats.
    WWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! She said.it was the first time she had been to the circus so she was sssssoooo amazd and she wantd to go again and again. She liked thee acrabats the most. I will be won wen I grow up she said happily.

    The end.

  55. orpa, age 8, from London

    one day,there was a man who wanted to be in a circus and do acrobats.the next day, a fairy appeared and granted his wish.the man was an AMAZING acrobat and the crowd in the circus was WILD!

  56. sally!!, age 12, from England

    there was a boy and one day he was on his way to an art museum to enter in a contest but as he was late he had to do his art in a hurry but he dropped his piece of art out the window of the car and over the times 23 cars had ran over it when a man found it he saw that it looked like people doing acrobats and this piece of art was made by cars

  57. Flossie, age 8, from England

    The misty chemicals from the machine blowing in my hair, and I can hear the ooooohhhh’s and the aaaaaaaaaaahhhh’s coming from the large crowd, sorounding me in their murky dephs. As I watch the acrobats, fling each other in the air and doing pyramids. they are oppressing me with the talent in their act. It is a great thing, to be cheered on by hundreds of people, as great as it is for someone to have their team come 1st on sports day (which happened to me today.) But as the tightrope walkers did their act…

    …BANG!!!

    the one in stilleto-heels falls and breaks his arm on one of the tightrope post and with a great saddness, I must end this as the circus ended on that fatal day, as the poor man was whisked away to hospital.

    THE END.
    By Flossie
    Aged 8

  58. Bobbi, age 10, from england

    Once there were two teenagers who loved doing gymnastics.Their names were Kayleigh and Minnie . They could do backhandsprings ,tic tocs,handstands,cartwheels you get it now
    THE END

  59. Tara, age 11, from England

    “Jump,jump,jump” the crowd cheered on.

    He stared down to look at the giant net down below.

    He gulped,never had he done a trapeze act before so many before and never before a crowd so big.

    His hands sweat as he held the the poles.

    His partner ,Marianne, looked into his eyes and told him silently she was going to jump.

    But,whats was he supposed to do?

    Although they had been practising for five months, not once had they successfully completed the act.

    And within a few seconds he had…..jumped.

    The wind in his face as he stared up at the top of the circus.

    But any second, Marianne was going to jump and if he didn’t catch her he knew he would be a massive failure!

    Then feeling the pole of the trapeze in his hands, the sweat dripping down his face just made him sure he could do it he lifted himself onto the pole.

    Gasps came from the crowd.He was standing on a trapeze without holding anything only standing!This made a smile come upon his face.How proud he felt!

    And then Marianne jumped he held her on in his arms.And she made her way up she managed to get to the top.Soon she was on top of him and hold his hands.

    What was this feeling he felt?Happiness, sadness no it was courage what he’d been looking for all along.

    Years later, he found the woman of his dreams or rather realised the woman of his dreams.They together performed countless death-defying acts each one better than the last…

  60. luka, age 5, from usa

    once upon a time there was an acrobats in the tate modern by alexander calder. everyone was impressed with the sculpture. the sculpture was gooooooooood and amazing.

  61. molly, age 16, from austria

    One day a girl named Mia wanted to be acrobat . One night she dreamed of walking a tight rope, and she got to the end of the rope and she had done a flip and landed on her feet! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said the crowed and they claped. so load,said mia. In the morning she had asked her mom if she could join real acrobats at a circas her mom said yes.On the first day she had fun and was so good she got an a+ ! mia was so HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE END****

  62. Jamie Oliver W, age 11, from USA

    once some acrobats tried to do a BACKFLIP BUT THEY ALL BROKE THEIR NECKS. THEY WENT TO HOSPITAL AND RECOVERED BUT QUIT THEIR JOBS AS ACROBATS AND ARE NOW ACCOUNTANTS

  63. jasmine, age 15, from uk

    the acrobats tossing, turning in the air, so fast, turning into lines, blurred, up so high you could only see objects flying about making memorizing patterns with their bodies

  64. lara, age 9, from australia

    POEM

    Acrobats gliding acrobats priding acrobats dancing in the air
    What a wonderful time
    They must
    Have at a fair.

  65. lara, age 9, from australia

    I’ve seen an acrobat twice in a circus they where doing amazing things like swinging on a traipse and stacking chairs up so high that they almost touched the top of the circus tent and then she climbed up that mountain of chairs and didn’t fall down.

  66. luisa d, age 9, from scotland

    one Halloween night there was a group of children that were trick or treating and they decided to go to a big house that looked haunted so they rang the door bell and there was a big shadow but it was just a little mouse and his name was jerry. he showed them around his huge house and then they all disappeared they went into an other world and in that world was a big dinosaur that was chasing them that dinosaur didn’t stop chasing them … one of them slipped and fell down a big hole ……….. what happens next?

  67. Laurel, age 11, from USA

    “You can’t drop me.”
    I can feel the fear in her voice, shaking. “I won’t drop you.” I lift her into the air, my arms shaking.

  68. Hannah, age 9, from USA

    Once upon a time there was a girl named Gabby Douglas she was at her house and she was doing forward rolls she didn’t know. Her mother told her that was acrobats.Gabby looked up acrobats it said a different word for gymnastics.