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This series goes behind the scenes to follow the lives of the performers and crew of the Big Apple Circus for the entirety of the 2008-2009 touring season.

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  • First of May/One Ring Family (#101)

    First of May - Go behind the scenes and meet the fascinating, wildly diverse Big Apple Circus family -- the clowns and the wire-walkers, the front office staff and the rough-and-tumble ring crew -- as they gear up for their annual 350-performance tour. One Ring Family - Feel the tension mount as rivalries and romances blossom and the circus' first dress rehearsal approaches. The show is nowhere near ready -- and the fate of more than a few performers hangs in the balance. [116 minutes]

  • Change On!/Survival of the Fittest (#103)

    Last minute changes ratchet up the pressure at the circus's first performance stop in Virginia. [113 minutes]

  • Born to Be Circus/Down the Road (3 of 3) (#105)

    Big Apple Circus founder Paul Binder scouts new talent at the renowned Monte Carlo circus festival. [116 minutes]

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