Big Apple Circus to Launch METAMORPHOSIS Tour for 2014-15 Season this Fall

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Hurry, hurry! - Fly away to the magical ring, to the circus - to the Big Apple Circus! - where an All-New Show - METAMORPHOSIS - with astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top! 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 World Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, VA, on Thursday, September 18th, 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 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 audience cheering!

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!

Returning as Big Apple Circus director for a second season, West Hyler presents an extraordinary show to entertain audiences of all ages. Antoinette DiPietropolo makes her Big Apple Circus debut as choreographer to entrance the audience with magical steps and spins. Also returning is Tony Award-winning set designer Todd Rosenthal, who helps bring the acts to life with his mesmerizing mise-en-scène. Big Apple Circus welcomes back Howell Binkley as the lighting designer who gives the show its energetic sparkle. Seven-time winner of the MAC Award, JP Perreaux returns to the circus as sound designer. Adding to her versatile career, Mirena Rada returns to the Big Apple Circus and adds flouncy flair as costume designer. And Big Apple Circus is ecstatic to introduce Jim Steinmeyer to the team as illusion designer to add a little magic to this masterpiece. To top it off, the Big Apple Circus Band shines under the musical direction of maestro Rob Slowik.

Big Apple Circus kicks off its 37th season with the World Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, VA, on Thursday, September 18, 2014, running through Sunday, October 5. The next stop for the Big Apple Circus is its annual engagement at New York City's Lincoln Center from Friday, October 17, through Sunday, January 11, 2015. Following Lincoln Center, the tour is scheduled to continue in Bridgewater, NJ, February 26 - March 15; Boston, MA, March 24 - May 10; and Queens, NY, May 17 - June 14 (tour information subject to change).

The Big Top is heated in cold weather and air-conditioned in warm, for all-season comfort. Buy tickets online at www.BigAppleCircus.org or by calling (888) 541-3750. For more ticket information, group sales, inquiries about wheelchair-accessible seating, or for additional information, please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772. The show is two hours long with a 15 minute intermission.

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