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Glen and Mark's Pre-Show Rituals
Glen and Mark share their pre-show rituals. Mark stretches; Glen pretends to stretch.
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Glen Gets a New License
Preparing for a year on the road, Glen goes to the local DMV to renew his license.
The Espana Funeral
Friends from the larger circus community pay their respects to a beloved performer.
Christmas at the Circus
The circus celebrates the holidays with dinner in the ring and a special performance.
The season kicks off with a company wide potluck, with dishes from around the globe.
Growing Up Circus
Kids are everywhere on the back lots of Big Apple Circus.
The Sad Clown Myth
Barry, Mark and Glen talk about their inner clowns.
The Big Apple Hits the Road
The circus sets up camp at it's first stop of the tour, Dulles, VA.
The Rodion Trio
The Rodion Trio performs a classic, high-risk circus act.
Big Apple kids tell us what they like about growing up circus.
Cutting Down the Tightwire
Building a great circus show often requires making tough decisions about the acts.
The Creation of Olympia
The creation of Oliver Taquin's new act begins with a unique collaboration.
The Costume Shop
Austin Sanderson oversees the design and creation of costumes for the new season.
Circus and the Art of the Amazing
Historian Dominique Jando explains why the circus is an important part of our culture.
Watch a timelapse video of the Big Apple Circus tent going up.
Behind the Trick: Wire Walking
Circus performer Sarah Schwarz describes what it feels like to perform her tightwire act.
Singing in the Rain: Evolution of an Act
Barry Lubin and Mark Gindick cook up a clown gag inspired by "Singin' in the Rain."
Clowns are never sure what's funny until the moment of truth - in front of an audience.
Meet Glen Heroy
Glen talks about being a newbie to the circus and his dream of performing in the ring.
Meet Jake and Marty LaSalle
The LaSalle brothers talk about how they developed their intricate juggling act.
Meet La Luz
Meet circus electrician Raul Lancheros who first ran away with the circus as a teenager.
Meet Michael LeClaire
When he's not taking care of the Big Top, Michael LeClaire can be found panning for gold.
Meet Paul Binder
Co-founder "Mr. Paul" is both the leader of the troupe and one of its leading performers.
Meet Sarah Schwarz
Sara talks about the feeling of wire walking and falling in love with the circus.
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