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Circus

Premier :: 2010-11-03

on PBS

Genre :: Documentary
9/10


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Summary

Over the course of six dramatic hours, the documentary follows the legendary Big Apple Circus on an unforgettable journey from the big top to the “back lot,” where nail-biting drama unfolds both high in the air and down on the ground and the real heart of the circus beats. CIRCUS goes behind the scenes to explore a distinctive world with its own rules and lingo and no fixed address. It reveals the sights, sounds and stories of the circus’ fascinating cultural legacy in unprecedented breadth and scope as viewers escape into a place of passion, excitement, perseverance and even heartache. From the training and rehearsals to the bravery and the intensity of life — and work — in the circus, the cameras capture it all. Grab a front-row seat as members of the Big Apple family experience life-changing moments.

Latest Episode

Series 1 - Episode 5 - Born to be Circus
Aired - 17 November 2010

Episode summary:

Big Apple's founder and its newly installed artistic director embark on their annual trip to the renowned Monte Carlo circus festival -- a kind of international circus family reunion -- to scout fresh talent. Back in the U.S., the performers and the crew put on two shows a day and travel from Georgia to New Jersey, Massachusetts and New York. The Anastasinis, a seventh-generation circus family, wonder if their young sons will be content to carry on the family legacy.

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 1

+ Episode - 6 Down the Road Aired - 17 November 2010
+ Episode - 5 Born to be Circus Aired - 17 November 2010
+ Episode - 3 Change On! Aired - 10 November 2010
+ Episode - 2 One Ring Family Aired - 03 November 2010
+ Episode - 1 First of May Aired - 03 November 2010

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