Extras

    Video thumbnail: Circus Preview: Gladis and Luciano

    Circus

    Preview: Gladis and Luciano

    Luciano and Gladis both grew up in the circus, and it's the only life they can imagine.

    Preview: Gladis and Luciano

    Video thumbnail: Circus Glen Gets a New License

    Circus

    Glen Gets a New License

    Preparing for a year on the road, Glen goes to the local DMV to renew his license.

    Glen Gets a New License

    Video thumbnail: Circus The Espana Funeral

    Circus

    The Espana Funeral

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

    The Espana Funeral

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

    Circus

    Glen and Mark's Pre-Show Rituals

    Glen and Mark share their pre-show rituals. Mark stretches; Glen pretends to stretch.

    Glen and Mark's Pre-Show Rituals

    Video thumbnail: Circus Christmas at the Circus

    Circus

    Christmas at the Circus

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

    Christmas at the Circus

    Video thumbnail: Circus Circus Potluck

    Circus

    Circus Potluck

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

    Circus Potluck

    Video thumbnail: Circus Preview: Spirit of the Big Apple

    Circus

    Preview: Spirit of the Big Apple

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

    Preview: Spirit of the Big Apple

    Video thumbnail: Circus PBS Previews: CIRCUS

    Circus

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    Video thumbnail: Circus Growing Up Circus

    Circus

    Growing Up Circus

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

    Growing Up Circus

    Video thumbnail: Circus Preview: Barry Coaches Glen

    Circus

    Preview: Barry Coaches Glen

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

    Preview: Barry Coaches Glen

    Video thumbnail: Circus Preview: Meet the Flying Cortes

    Circus

    Preview: Meet the Flying Cortes

    The Flying Cortes talk about what it feels like to soar through the air on the trapeze.

    Preview: Meet the Flying Cortes

    Video thumbnail: Circus Preview: Load In Girls

    Circus

    Preview: Load In Girls

    Setting up the tent is hard work. Can three new girls survive their first load in?

    Preview: Load In Girls

    Video thumbnail: Circus The Sad Clown Myth

    Circus

    The Sad Clown Myth

    Barry, Mark and Glen talk about their inner clowns.

    The Sad Clown Myth

    Video thumbnail: Circus The Rodion Trio

    Circus

    The Rodion Trio

    The Rodion Trio performs a classic, high-risk circus act.

    The Rodion Trio

    Video thumbnail: Circus The Big Apple Hits the Road

    Circus

    The Big Apple Hits the Road

    The circus sets up camp at it's first stop of the tour, Dulles, VA.

    The Big Apple Hits the Road

    Video thumbnail: Circus Circus Kids

    Circus

    Circus Kids

    Big Apple kids tell us what they like about growing up circus.

    Circus Kids

    Video thumbnail: Circus The Creation of Olympia

    Circus

    The Creation of Olympia

    The creation of Oliver Taquin's new act begins with a unique collaboration.

    The Creation of Olympia

    Video thumbnail: Circus Cutting Down the Tightwire

    Circus

    Cutting Down the Tightwire

    Building a great circus show often requires making tough decisions about the acts.

    Cutting Down the Tightwire

    Video thumbnail: Circus The Costume Shop

    Circus

    The Costume Shop

    Austin Sanderson oversees the design and creation of costumes for the new season.

    The Costume Shop

    Video thumbnail: Circus Circus and the Art of the Amazing

    Circus

    Circus and the Art of the Amazing

    Historian Dominique Jando explains why the circus is an important part of our culture.

    Circus and the Art of the Amazing

    Video thumbnail: Circus Tent Raising

    Circus

    Tent Raising

    Watch a timelapse video of the Big Apple Circus tent going up.

    Tent Raising

    Video thumbnail: Circus Behind the Trick: Wire Walking

    Circus

    Behind the Trick: Wire Walking

    Circus performer Sarah Schwarz describes what it feels like to perform her tightwire act.

    Behind the Trick: Wire Walking

    Video thumbnail: Circus Singing in the Rain: Evolution of an Act

    Circus

    Singing in the Rain: Evolution of an Act

    Barry Lubin and Mark Gindick cook up a clown gag inspired by "Singin' in the Rain."

    Singing in the Rain: Evolution of an Act

    Video thumbnail: Circus Clown Rehearsal

    Circus

    Clown Rehearsal

    Clowns are never sure what's funny until the moment of truth - in front of an audience.

    Clown Rehearsal

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