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Astoria Characters: The Senior Stunt Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Tony Loupakis, who stands a mere 5 feet 4, grabs the bar of the parallel baam, spreads his legs in a V and hooks his feet, like eagle talons, onto the smooth, bare wood.

The Lucent Dossier Experience Returns to Las Vegas on 12/5 And 12/6

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Running away to join the circus has become much more enticing since the emergence of electro-cirque tribe, The Lucent Dossier Experience. Combining a neo-tribal, steam punk aesthetic with orchestral electronic music creates a rich and textured palette for your senses.

Physical Magic Under the Big Top: Cirque du Soleil's Kurios in SF

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.19.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Who could fault the creators of Cirque du Soleil's visual extravaganzas for dressing each new show in some fresh and exotic guise? Novelty, after all, is an essential part of entertainment.

9 Acrobats Seriously Injured In Circus Stunt Gone Wrong

AP | By MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 07.04.2014 | Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummet...

WATCH: There's Something So Haunting About This

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts

When you think about the circus, you may think of elephants, ringleaders and clowns. Well, British circus troop Circulus is not your typical group. ...

Trapeze Artist Becomes a Quadriplegic and Still Flies: Olivier Meyrou's Acrobat

Karin Badt | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

In French, the title of the film is different from the English, and it is a shame the original did not translate. The title is Parade, which means "spotter" -- or more interestingly, in French, "the person who assures the other."

Dizzying Video Captures What It Feels Like To Fly On Gymnastic Rings

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts

While many sports have integrated a dizzying array of technology and perspectives, here is one we can't get enough of (and gets us excited about futur...

Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna: 5 Things That Make It Stunning

Greg Archer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Greg Archer

Cirque du Soleil's breathtaking "Amaluna" pushes previous creative boundaries and establishes itself as one of the most captivating and enterprising outings to unfold under the big top in some time.

Cartwheeling Around the World

Emily O'Dell | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

For the past decade, I've been wandering like a dervish around the globe -- trying to see things from a different perspective -- specifically, upside down. While some people fly or sail around the world, I'm trying to cartwheel across this great Earth.

Wunderkinder: Circa's Wunderkammer

Bess Rowen | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Jessica Connell is perched on a trapeze in a single spotlight as a piece of classical music plays. s I watched her dance on and with the trapeze I couldn't help but think of how different Circa's Wunderkammer experience is from my adventure with Cirque du Soleil last week.

Student Dies After Attempting Backflip

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.05.2013 | College

Kevin Signo, an 18-year-old Baylor University freshman, was pronounced dead Sunday after he broke his neck while attempting a backflip during a dance ...

10-Year-Old 'Flip The Circus Boy' Dies In Accidental Hanging (VIDEO)

HuffPost Crime | David Moye | Posted 01.13.2012 | Crime

The mysterious death of a 10-year-old street performer has taken center stage in Bellingham, Wash. Caleb Kors -- better known as "Flip the Circus B...

You've Got Harriet Heyman: Acrobatics As A Second Act

Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty

Novelist Harriet Heyman, formerly of Life and The New York Times, talks about taking up acrobatics later in life. In this clip of AOL's "You've Got", ...

The Flight of Seanna Sharpe

Annie Fabricant | Posted 02.19.2012 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

It is July 10, 2011, 7: 10 p.m. in NYC. Between the gigantic steel scaffolding of the Williamsburg Bridge, a young aerialist is hanging off a 20-foot piece of white silky fabric making beautiful shapes in the sky.

Cirque du Soleil: Breathtaking 'Totem' Wows San Francisco (VIDEO)

Greg Archer | Posted 01.17.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Totem takes the "we're all in this together" concept and weaves in themes of evolution and "Big Bang" lushness to provoke thought and engage its audience in one of the most breathtaking shows of the season.

Swiss Tightrope Walker Eyes 7 Records In A Week

AP | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

BERN, Switzerland -- Where others take the cable car, Freddy Nock knows he can just hop on top of the steel wire and walk up to the peak. The Swiss t...

WATCH: Man Slips, Recovers On Tightrope Between Hot Air Balloons

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.08.2011 | Weird News

A Chinese tightrope walker was left hanging in mid air after slipping on his walk across a high wire 328 feet in the air and suspended between two h...

Will Cirque's Irresistably Odd Escape Frighten Broadway?

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.05.2011 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Traditionally Cirque shows have played outside Manhattan proper. However this year, the circus arts have landed at Radio City. And Cirque just may be taking money away from Broadway shows.

Theater: Cirque Du Soleil's Zarkana Murky But Fun At Radio City

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Cirque du Soleil is a victim of its own success. Over the years so many of their new shows have popped up all over the world it's inevitable that expectations have been raised and lowered many times.

Cirque du Soleil's Iris Coming to Hollywood

Jay Weston | Posted 08.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Thursday, June 16th, was Cirque du Soleil Day in LA. They have revealed in a 'sneak' preview their new, first-time-ever-in-L.A. permanent show, a journey through the world of cinema called Iris.

A Day at the Circus (School)

Libero Di Zinno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Libero Di Zinno

2010-01-13-circout.jpgKinetic Theory is the perfect intersection for a brilliant collision between two of my greatest passions -- the athletic and artistic.

Big Apple Circus Returns to the Big Apple

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Lincoln Center will be the setting for genuine fun with the return of the Big Apple Circus, which for 32 years has become not only a seasonal mainstay but also an annual rite of passage.

A Review of Chandni Chowk to China

Melanie McGanney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melanie McGanney

An embodiment of all things Bollywood, director Nikhil Advani's Chandni Chowk to China interweaves singing, acrobatic dancing and kung fu into this effusive picaresque.