May 052014

This morning I went on CNN’s “This Hour” with John Berman and Michaela Pereira. They asked me to be on as a circus expert. If you haven’t already heard, there was a terrible accident yesterday in Providence, Rhode Island. During an aerial act in Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s “Legends” show, something went wrong […]

Dec 172013

Daniel Cyr is a master acrobat and circus performer. He invented and popularized an apparatus called the “Cyr Wheel” after debuting it in 2003 at the “Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain” in Paris (for which he won the Silver Medal). The Cyr wheel is a single, large, metal hoop inside which the acrobat stands, […]

Dec 022010

A fan wrote recently and asked a question that is very central to circus performance: Dear Mr. Paul, I have been a long time fan of yours and Big Apple Circus.  I was fascinated by the PBS series “Circus” and was surprised by your reaction to the safety issue with the horse vaulting tricks (first […]