Over the course of six dramatic hours, the documentary follows the legendary Big Apple Circus on an unforgettable journey from the big top to the "back lot", where nail-biting drama unfolds both high in the air and down on the ground and the real heart of the circus beats. Circus goes behind the scenes to explore a distinctive world with its own rules and lingo and no fixed address. It reveals the sights, sounds and stories of the circus' fascinating cultural legacy in unprecedented breadth and scope as viewers escape into a place of passion, excitement, perseverance and even heartache. From the training and rehearsals to the bravery and the intensity of life - and work - in the circus, the cameras capture it all. Grab a front-row seat as members of the Big Apple family experience life-changing moments.

Circus - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-11-03

Circus - List of circuses and circus owners - Netflix

There have been many famous modern circuses since the first modern circus was staged by Philip Astley in London on January 9, 1768. Many are best known by the name of their principal owner. The following is a list of both circuses and their country of origin. For more information on circuses in general see Circus, or for information regarding the ancient Roman circus, see Circus Maximus.

Circus - List - Netflix

Circus - References - Netflix