Venue Details

106 Star Starred
Big Apple Circus-Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues 175 W 62nd St New York City, NY 10023
800-922-3772
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 64 members
Review from Louis Ludyny

The new show was EXCELLENT! Much better than last year. The ringmaster was terrific,very articulate and fun. The acts were awesome and the clowns were better this year. I have gone to Big Apple Circus for last 10yrs and the Goldstar seats were...continued

reviewed Nov 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Robin

A pleasant surprise! Did not have high expectations for the circus, but took fiance on a surprise date. We have no children but we had a BLAST watching the acrobatic acts. The contortionist and high wire acts were our favorites. We were surprised...continued

reviewed Dec 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Small arena makes for a very intimate experience. Not a bad seat in the house. Great performances, excellent atmosphere, and a great show for both children and adults. Highly recommend this!

reviewed Dec 20 2012 report as inappropriate
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Description

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus Legendarium, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of historic big tops and get a first-hand view of beauties, daredevils and clowns from another era! For their 35th season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the world’s most spectacular circus performers. 

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days. The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing history’s iconic songs.

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Performers:*

- From the U.S., the Acrobuffos, the husband-and-wife clown team, bring gales of laughter to the Big Apple Circus with their slapstick comedy!

- From Bulgaria, Andrey Mantchev takes to the skies in a solo trapeze act of mid-air flips and jaw-dropping catches!

- From China, the all-female Dalian Acrobatic Troupe performs perilous poses of superior synchronization on bicycles!

- From Canada, Daniel Cyr spirals and spins around the ring in a steel hoop of his own invention!

- From Russia, breathtaking duo Desire of Flight (Valeriy Sychev and Malvina Abakarova) defies gravity in soaring stunts on aerial straps!

- From Russia, Ekaterina Stepanova is a lithe vision of grace wrapped and whirling in aerial silks!

- From Argentina, Elayne Kramer astounds with a backbone as flexible as an archer’s bow!

- From France and the Netherlands, Emily and Menno van Dyke combine the dramatic passion of tango with rhythmic juggling for a dance of flawless coordination! 

- From the U.S., Jenny Vidbel exudes pure pride with her handsome horses, prancing ponies, and perky pups!

- From the U.S., John Kennedy Kane is a debonair ringmaster guiding you through the world of the circus!

- From Hungary, the Quinterion Troupe demonstrates unparalleled power as sculpted men flip, throw, and catch a fearless maiden!

- From China, Zhang Fan faces the ultimate test of balance, performing stunts of sheer strength on a swaying slack wire!

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  • The show runs 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission after the first hour. _

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