Big Apple CIRCUS Review
Run Away And Join The CIRCUS (2010)
Are you fascinated by the circus? Perhaps by the history of the circus, by the amazing human feats of acrobatics, by the animals or just by the shear entertainment value?
I stumbled across this 2010 documentary film called 'CIRCUS' by accident and picked it up because of my lifelong fascination with everything to do with the circus.
Circus tells the story of a year in the life of The Big Apple Circus during which this non-profit circus company performs an amazing 350 shows. It follows the circus from town to town and from set up to take down. It peeks into the lives of all of the circus folk, in the circus tent and behind the scenes.
If you love the circus, you will be riveted to your television screen by this film and, if you are like my 17-year old son, it may even make you want to run away and join the circus.
The Big Apple Circus is a one-ring, European-style circus.
The Circus Trailer
Circus (2010) Trailer
A typical North American circus has three rings. The Big Apple is European in style, having only one ring, which means that you are closer to the action and you are able to focus on the single performance in front of you, instead of needing to try and watch the action in three rings at the same time. Watch the official Youtube trailer from the television show to get an idea of what the program is like and about.
Fast Facts About PBS' Circus
Fast Facts About Circus (2010)
- DIRECTORS: Jeff Dupre, Maro Chermayeff
- STUDIO: PBS
- FORMAT: DVD
- DVD RELEASE DATE: November 9, 2010
- NUMBER OF DISCS: 3
- RUN TIME: 360 minutes
- RATED: Not Rated
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Buy Your Copy of Circus on Amazon
Buy Your Copy of Circus from Amazon
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