I am not a huge fan of the circus– it’s not that I fear those face-painted creepy looking clowns it’s more that I just don’t feel comfortable watching animals paraded around a circus ring purely for my amusement. The thought of these animals being herded from town to town- most likely in cramped quarters, with not much of a voice in the matter- has quite frankly turned me off to those kinds of spectacles. I just don’t think it’s fair or natural to force a lion to jump through a ring of fire…
I’ll be honest — there are two acts with animals- one with dogs and the other with horses and goats– (or more specifically goats standing on horses as they trot around the ring)- which are quite literally impossible to comprehend unless you see them with your own eyes. And while I’d rather a circus with absolutely no animals acts- at least the Big Apple only has two- and they are truly tongue n cheek- and more about joy and humor than a trainer standing around cracking a whip.
The human acts which include; performers contorting, flying through the air and taking the human body to forms one couldn’t possibly imagine possible– are the real heart and soul of this circus. In fact they even had even my slightly jaded ten year old with her mouth agape in sheer amazement.
And those creepy clowns– well they simply don’t exist at this circus. Their clowns, including the infamous Grandma, are just all humor and sweetness and get the audience goers in on their pranks and good natured fun.
So if your kid is ITCHING to get to a circus- this is the one to take her to this year. It’s their magical 34th Season â€˜Dream Big’ show, where the world’s greatest circus artists perform under one big top, with no seat more than 50 feet from the ring! Its great for kids as young as 2 and parents too, with jugglers, spirited horses, astounding acrobats, trapeze flyers and much more.
Where: Damrosch Park Lincoln Center Plaza
Show Dates: NOW- JAN. 8, 2012
So what are you waiting for… get your tickets… NOW, right here!