Get a behind the scenes look of the Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus at “A Day at the Circus”. The event will take place Sunday, June 24th, 2018, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis.
The event is free to the public and includes an exclusive screening of “Tearing Down the Tent,” a documentary which gives viewers a backstage pass to one of the largest traveling tent circuses in the world, the Clyde Beatty Cole Bros. Circus, based in DeLand, Florida.
Also, enjoy live performances from:
Tripp the Clown
Cirq-U (Circus University)
Queens of D’Nile Belly Dancing
Question and answer session with Michael Knox, director of “Tearing Down the Tent” and third generation circus traveler
The film “Tearing Down the Tent” presents the circus through the eyes of Jamie Reel, as he visits the circus for the first time with director Michael Knox, who grew up traveling with the circus. During the film, Knox reflects on his days with the Cole Bros. Circus, as Reel gets to experience circus life first hand.
We get a glimpse of circus life through Reel’s adventures including standing in the Moto-Globe of Death while a motorcycle races around him, working as a clown, riding an elephant and working with the camels. Through this journey, you can explore the story behind one of America’s most beloved pastimes.