NEW YORK PREMIERE AT LINCOLN CENTER
OCTOBER 17, 2014 – JANUARY 11, 2015
For its 37th Season, Big Apple Circus soars on wings of artifice and illusion, to a
dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from the ring, and nothing is
impossible! Big Apple Circus presents the New York Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS
under the Big Top at Lincoln Center on Friday, October 17th, 2014.
Appearing before your very eyes: The thrilling flyers of the trapeze, swooping and
swirling through circus skies! The razzle-dazzle of the rolla-bolla, an act that teeters right
on the edge of equilibrium! The dynamo of the diabolo, the whirling double–tops of the
Big Top! An aerial space-age acrobatic adventure — an ascent to amazement! The risky
rhythms of the Risley team, twisting and turning, topsy-turvy! The cadenzas of camels and
horses, and the exuberance of playful pooches, out to dazzle with delight! The cunning
conjurors of the quick-change act, defying belief and inspiring awe! The incredible
flexible limbs of the contortionist in an act that will literally bend your imagination! And
Francesco the Clown, captivating the crowd with his musical merriment and gentle humor.
Under the direction of maestro Rob Slowik, the renowned Big Apple Circus Band
provides as always the live and glorious tunes of the sawdust spectacular. And finally, our
irrepressible, magnificent Ringmaster, the illustrious and incomparable John Kennedy
Kane will summon the spirits of the circus universe to immerse you in the wonder, the joy
and the astounding magic of METAMORPHOSIS!
✯ From the US, John Kennedy Kane makes his thrilling three-peat here
under the Big Top, to take you on a shimmering, chimerical adventure!
✯ From Russia, Vladimir and Olga Smirnov challenge you to keep up as
they change from one outrageously spectacular costume to another in
just the blink of an eye!
✯ From the US, Jenny Vidbel guides her beloved animal friends —
ponies, puppies and more — through astonishing tricks that’ll have the
✯ From Russia, the Aniskin Troupe transports the audience to new
heights, showcasing some of the best twists and turns of the century on
their trampoline and flying trapeze!
✯ From the US, the Anastasini Family show off their slick skills with
diabolo (“Chinese yoyos”), Risley (foot juggling — each other!), and an
aerial space act that will leave you bedazzled and beguiled!
✯ From France, Francesco the Clown brings joy and laughter to children
and adults alike as he transforms reality into dreams!
✯ From the US and Mongolia, Tatevik Seyranyan and Odbayasakh
Dorjoo swivel and bend with amazing flexibility in a contortion act sure
to boggle the mind — and watch Tatevik elude the laws of gravity in a
breath-taking balancing act!
Performances of METAMORPHOSIS begin on Friday, October 17, and run for 135 shows
through Sunday, January 11, under the Big Top at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center (62nd
Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), the second stop on the Big Apple Circus’s
tour following its world premiere engagement at Dulles Town Center, VA.
METAMORPHOSIS start at $25.
Wednesday Family shows at 11 AM and 6:30 PM:
BOGO – Buy One ticket, Get One free for a special 75-minute version of METAMORPHOSIS (no
intermission). Thursday evening shows at 6:30 PM: Dinner and a Show – specially-priced
ticket package includes a boxed circus supper!
Buy tickets online at www.BigAppleCircus.org or by calling (888) 541-3750.
The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top on Lincoln Center Plaza, will open on Tuesday,
October 14; there is no service charge for tickets purchased at the box office.
Hours of operation:
Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 8 PM, and Saturday through Monday from 10 AM to 6
PM (or to 8 PM on weekend days when there is a 7 PM performance).The Big Top is heated in
cold weather and air-conditioned in warm, for all-season comfort. For group sales, inquiries about
wheelchair-accessible seating, or for additional information, please call the Ticket Info Line at
The show is two hours long including a 15 minute intermission.
Use promo BIGAPPLE to save up to $25 off tickets.*
That’s per ticket, not just off the total purchase! (*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are free when on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap.)
We have packs of two tickets to give away to two lucky readers for the New York Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS under the Big Top at Lincoln Center on Friday, October 17th, 2014.
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