BigTop Works, the new producers of Big Apple Circus, are pleased to announce Washington, DC as a stop on the National Tour during its historic and critically acclaimed 40th anniversary season. The full lineup of global
artists and acts including 10-time world record-holding high wire artist Nik Wallenda will play at National Harbor from March 8 – April 1, 2018. Tickets are now available with special early bird pricing for purchases prior to February 9.
The National Tour launches immediately following the New York engagement and travels to Atlanta prior to the Washington, DC opening. World renowned for its one-ring, intimate & artistic style, where no seat is more than 50 feet from the performers, Big Apple Circus is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences with unique and astounding human feats, innovative design and technology.
The 40th anniversary season program features the famous seven-person pyramid on the high wire with Nik Wallenda and The Fabulous Wallendas and the daring quadruple somersault attempted on the trapeze by The Flying Tunizianis, the first time in circus history that both legendary feats are performed under the same big top. The record-setting acts are joined by Dandino & Luciana, a dynamic duo who combine speed, acrobatics and daredevil grace on roller-skates; award-winning contortionist Elayne Kramer; master juggler Gamal Garcia; Jan Damm on the Rola Bola; and much more!
Outside of the ring, Big Apple Circus continues to honor the essential & iconic characteristics that have set them apart for the past four decades with multiple community outreach programs and a vital no-wild-animals policy. Circus of the Senses offers special enhanced experiences for audiences with autism, visual and auditory challenges. The special performances include ASL interpretation, assistive listening devices with live audio commentary, pre- & post-show touch therapy experiences, and a Braille program book. Sensory-friendly performances will feature lowered light and sound levels, a descriptive picture book showing the different areas and acts involved with the circus, and a “calming center” that can be accessed at any point during the show.
Tickets for the Washington, DC performances are now on sale and range in price from $27.50 – $109 for VIP Ringside. Group tickets start at $17.50.
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