"Alborada del gracioso" (sometimes translated into English as "Morning Dance of the Clown") is from Miroirs, or "Reflections" a suite for solo piano written by French composer Maurice Ravel between 1904 and 1905. Miroirs contains five movements, each dedicated to a fellow member of the French impressionist group, Les Apaches.
Alborada del gracioso is a technically challenging piece that incorporates Spanish musical themes into its complicated melodies. It was orchestrated by Ravel in 1918.
I clowns (also known as The Clowns) is a 1970 television film by Federico Fellini about the human fascination with clowns and circuses. It was made for TV, the Italian station RAI with an agreement that it would be released simultaneously on TV and as a cinema feature; RAI and co-producer Leone Film compromised on its release, with RAI broadcasting it on Christmas Day, 1970, and Leone Film releasing it theatrically in Italy the following day, Dec. 26, 1970. It is a part-documentary, part fantasy.