Big Apple Circus returns to the Big Top at Lincoln Center for the company’s 38th season with the World Premiere of its all-new show, The Grand Tour, and presents Circus of the Senses: a specially adapted performance that enables children and adults with vision or hearing impairments and other disabilities to experience the joy and wonder of the circus. Through the use of audio headsets, Braille descriptive programs, American Sign Language interpreters, and a special “touch session” after the show, anyone and everyone can enjoy Big Apple Circus’ The Grand Tour!
The Grand Tour transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began to tour the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. With every seat less than 50 feet from the stage, audiences will be awed by the world-class entertainers as they perform breathtaking acts from the four corners of the globe. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America appear with ponies, puppies and more; the troupe sets off on its own whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band at each of more than 100 performances.
Matinee performances of Circus of the Senses will be presented (75-minute abbreviated shows):
• Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11am
• Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11am
A “touch session” after the performances offers a unique opportunity for pre-selected groups of visually impaired children to go into the ring to meet the artists and literally feel a clown nose, a juggler’s clubs, or the silky coat of a performing dog.
“The touch session was awesome! To put touch to the animals named and movement to acts
helped to solidify the experience. They LOVED it!” – Lucienne Carrier