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Preview: Gladis and Luciano
Luciano and Gladis both grew up in the circus, and it's the only life they can imagine.
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The Espana Funeral
Friends from the larger circus community pay their respects to a beloved performer.
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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.
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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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Christmas at the Circus
The circus celebrates the holidays with dinner in the ring and a special performance.
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The season kicks off with a company wide potluck, with dishes from around the globe.
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Preview: Spirit of the Big Apple
The can-do spirit of circus is an affirmation that anything is possible.
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The Sad Clown Myth
Barry, Mark and Glen talk about their inner clowns.
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Preview: Load In Girls
Setting up the tent is hard work. Can three new girls survive their first load in?
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Preview: Barry Coaches Glen
Barry Lubin shows circus newbie Glen Heroy the ropes of performing in a circus ring.
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Preview: Meet the Flying Cortes
The Flying Cortes talk about what it feels like to soar through the air on the trapeze.
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Growing Up Circus
Kids are everywhere on the back lots of Big Apple Circus.
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The Rodion Trio
The Rodion Trio performs a classic, high-risk circus act.
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The Big Apple Hits the Road
The circus sets up camp at it's first stop of the tour, Dulles, VA.
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Big Apple kids tell us what they like about growing up circus.
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The Creation of Olympia
The creation of Oliver Taquin's new act begins with a unique collaboration.
Cutting Down the Tightwire
Building a great circus show often requires making tough decisions about the acts.
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The Costume Shop
Austin Sanderson oversees the design and creation of costumes for the new season.
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Circus and the Art of the Amazing
Historian Dominique Jando explains why the circus is an important part of our culture.
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Watch a timelapse video of the Big Apple Circus tent going up.
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Behind the Trick: Wire Walking
Circus performer Sarah Schwarz describes what it feels like to perform her tightwire act.
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Singing in the Rain: Evolution of an Act
Barry Lubin and Mark Gindick cook up a clown gag inspired by "Singin' in the Rain."
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Clowns are never sure what's funny until the moment of truth - in front of an audience.
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