CIRCUS: Born To Be Circus
Airs Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 4 p.m. on KPBS TV
Monday, November 8, 2010
Hit the road with "CIRCUS" and take an unforgettable trip with the legendary Big Apple Circus. From the big top to the “back lot” — where the real heart of the circus beats — explore a distinctive world with its own rules, lingo and no fixed address. Get involved with the diverse characters who make up the Big Apple family. Share their fears and frustrations, triumphs and failures and find out what it really means to live life in the ring. "CIRCUS" is a six-part series airing on KPBS Television.
"Born To Be Circus" - Big Apple’s founder and its newly installed artistic director embark on their annual trip to the renowned Monte Carlo circus festival — a kind of international circus family reunion — to scout fresh talent. Back in the U.S., the performers and the crew put on two shows a day and travel from Georgia to New Jersey, Massachusetts and New York. The Anastasinis, an eighth-generation circus family, wonder if their young sons will be content to carry on the family legacy.