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Every March, the big shows come back to the big city. This time, two major players are moving into new sports arenas. Cirque du Soleil brings Totem to Citi Field, and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey opens Built to Amaze in Brooklyn's new Barclay Center. Check them out, and check out the Shows page for some underground circus alternatives.

To celebrate the publication of The Ordinary Acrobat by Duncan Wall, the author and publisher are organizing a series of circus events across the country The New York Circus Now event on March 7 promises to be an exciting and informative showcase of American circus today, a fusion between a live circus documentary or a series of TED talks and a cabaret of insanely gifted performers. Recommended!

Before we sign off for this month, we wanted to highlight two art exhibitions about circus. The Morgan Library & Museum is showing 19th century Edward Degas circus paintings, and Higher Pictures is exhibiting Jill Freedman's 1971 circus photographs.

Happy flying, flipping, pratt falling, and something alliterative and juggling-related!

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