High-wire artist Nik Wallenda and crew headline the 40th anniversary season of Big Apple Circus with a seven-person pyramid feat
What You'll Get
- One ticket to see Big Apple Circus, starting from $20
- Seating: prime or big top
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Big Apple Circus: 40th Anniversary Season
- The event: Big Apple circus returns in celebration of its 40th anniversary season with stunning tricks, high-flying acrobats, world-class jugglers and contortionists, and more gravity-defying feats.
- Headliner: Nik Wallenda, the high-wire artist and seventh-generation member of “The Flying Wallendas” family, is no stranger to daring aerial stunts. Some of his nine Guinness World Records have been broadcast live, including high-wire walks across Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and a blindfolded walk across two Chicago skyscrapers.
- Show Highlights: Wallenda and his crew perform a high-wire seven-person pyramid feat; Ammed Tuniziani on the flying trapeze attempts a quadruple somersault.
The Fine Print
About Big Apple Circus
Warm in winter, cool in summer, and filled with amazing acts in every season, the Big Apple Circus's pair of Italian-made big tops contains the best of several generations' worth of circus traditions. A look at any show's cast finds a complex network of venerable European circus families passing the arts of juggling and trapeze artistry down through the years, while the tents' motors and seating make for a comfortably modern spectator experience.
You might never guess that the troupe started small in 1974, when American circus artists Paul Binder and Michael Christensen joined forces as a juggling act on the streets of Europe. They moved from streetlights to spotlights in a hurry, appearing on the stage of the Nouveau Cirque de Paris, before returning to the U.S. and creating their own not-for-profit circus in 1976 and raising their first tent in New York's Battery Park.