Big Apple Circus & Circus-Theater Roncalli (extended through January 15)



12.10.2023 - Article

Daring acrobats, soaring aerialists, and clownish clowns astonish and entertain spectators in Big Apple Circus's latest showcasing the U.S. Premiere of Europe’s Circus-Theater Roncalli.

The Big Apple Circus is excited to announce a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Europe’s beloved, and Andy Warhol-approved, Circus-Theater Roncalli for its upcoming 2023 season. This all-new show, “Journey to the Rainbow,” will transport the audience to a dreamlike wonderland as it blends the best of New York City’s hometown circus with the romance and magic of today’s European circus tradition. It marks the long-awaited U.S. premiere of Circus-Theater Roncalli, which is revered as one of the most beautiful circuses in the world. The company has amazed more than 45 million spectators since its inception in the mid-1970s with its contemporary but nostalgic take on the one-ring circus experience

Big Apple Circus and Circus Theater-Roncalli’s “Journey to the Rainbow”
Big Apple Circus and Circus Theater-Roncalli’s “Journey to the Rainbow”© Christine DiPasquale for Big Apple Circus

Bernhard Paul, the founder and owner of Circus-Theater Roncalli, and Patrick Philadelphia, a long-time executive at Circus-Theater Roncalli, will helm this dazzling and dream-like production created specifically for the Big Apple Circus. 34 talented artists from different parts of the world will present their spectacular circus performances in costumes specially designed for the show. It will also feature a live orchestra of eight musicians who will interact with the audience throughout the show and play an original score composed by Georg Pommer, Circus-Theater Roncalli’s longtime Music Director. Beyond the circus ring, audiences will enjoy an immersive feast for the senses that includes ambient circus acts, mouth-watering midway culinary classics, and a menagerie of confections topped off with a dollop of the Big Top’s signature delights.

Date and Time: NOVEMBER 8 – JANUARY 15, 2024

Location: Lincoln Center Plaza – 62nd Street (Between Columbus and Amsterdam Ave), Damrosch Park

Save up to 20% off on performances through December 21: https://www.eventim.com/promotion/excl-131574/?affiliate=8AC&esid=3459383&promo_code=RAINBOW

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