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Circus Physics: Center of Mass

Video duration: 2:36

Standing on your tiptoes is hard enough, but imagine trying to do it while staying balanced on top of someone else's head. To keep balanced, the Nanjing acrobats must be aware of their centers of mass, and the various forces--called torques--that might cause them to rotate and fall out of balance.

Episodes of Circus6

Video thumbnail: Circus Born to be Circus

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Born to be Circus

Performers who grew up in the circus find it difficult to imagine another kind of life.

53:41

Born to be Circus

53:41

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Down the Road

As the tent comes down for the last time, we say one final "see you down the road."

53:11

Down the Road

53:11

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Change On!

A major act is cut just before the first show; it's an inauspicious start to the season.

53:41

Change On!

53:41

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Survival of the Fittest

Three members of the company consider leaving the circus for the "real world."

53:41

Survival of the Fittest

53:41

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Clips of Circus35

Video thumbnail: Circus Glen and Mark's Pre-Show Rituals

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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.

2:32

Glen and Mark's Pre-Show Rituals

2:32

Video thumbnail: Circus Glen Gets a New License

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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.

2:33

Glen Gets a New License

2:33

Video thumbnail: Circus The Espana Funeral

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The Espana Funeral

Friends from the larger circus community pay their respects to a beloved performer.

3:12

The Espana Funeral

3:12

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Christmas at the Circus

The circus celebrates the holidays with dinner in the ring and a special performance.

4:45

Christmas at the Circus

4:45

Video thumbnail: Circus Circus Potluck

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Circus Potluck

The season kicks off with a company wide potluck, with dishes from around the globe.

3:13

Circus Potluck

3:13

Video thumbnail: Circus Growing Up Circus

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Growing Up Circus

Kids are everywhere on the back lots of Big Apple Circus.

3:04

Growing Up Circus

3:04

Video thumbnail: Circus The Sad Clown Myth

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The Sad Clown Myth

Barry, Mark and Glen talk about their inner clowns.

2:53

The Sad Clown Myth

2:53

Video thumbnail: Circus The Big Apple Hits the Road

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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.

2:00

The Big Apple Hits the Road

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Previews of Circus10

Video thumbnail: Circus Preview: Gladis and Luciano

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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.

2:47

Preview: Gladis and Luciano

2:47

Video thumbnail: Circus Preview: Spirit of the Big Apple

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Preview: Spirit of the Big Apple

The can-do spirit of circus is an affirmation that anything is possible.

1:58

Preview: Spirit of the Big Apple

1:58

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PBS Previews: CIRCUS

Airs Nov. 3rd 9/8c

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PBS Previews: CIRCUS

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Video thumbnail: Circus Preview: Barry Coaches Glen

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Preview: Barry Coaches Glen

Barry Lubin shows circus newbie Glen Heroy the ropes of performing in a circus ring.

2:44

Preview: Barry Coaches Glen

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