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Dance On! with the Big Apple Circus

Dance On! with the Big Apple Circus

When I was a little girl, my grandparents took me to the Big Apple Circus and I was amazed at how close I was to the performers. In this intimate Big Top, no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring! Talented performers are the heart of this show. Dance On! will feature “an awesome troupe of unicyclists and lasso twirlers from China! A mind–bending group of Mongolian contortionists! A kinetic collection of Kenyan athletes … Read entire article »

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Rediscovering “The Greatest Show on Earth”

Rediscovering “The Greatest Show on Earth”

As a child, going to the circus was an annual tradition. I loved watching the elephants, tigers, clowns, acrobats and the trapeze artists.  The circus is a fantasy-world that inspires the imagination. For days afterwards, I would pretend to be an animal trainer or dress up like a clown. As the years went by, I felt that I had outgrown the circus. I went when I was a college student, and the circus just seemed so small…so predictable…even … Read entire article »

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Everybody Loves a Clown

The scent of hay, peanuts, and cotton candy immediately brings me back to the circus. I can vividly recall the antics of the clowns, the grace and courage of the acrobats, and the awesome power of the animals. Our family would take the train into Madison Square Garden and see the whole place transformed into a wonderland of childhood fantasies.  At the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, nothing was as it seemed–in fact, it … Read entire article »

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