02/28/2018 8:00 AM - 02/28/2018 9:00 AM
HIGH-WIRE WORLD RECORD HOLDER NIK WALLENDA TO WALK UNTETHERED BETWEEN BUILDINGS AT NATIONAL HARBOR
Date: February 28, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Over the Plaza at National Harbor with sweeping views of the Potomac & Capital Wheel
Details: 10-time Guinness World Record Holder Nik Wallenda will perform high-wire act, walking between two buildings at National Harbor untethered. The King of the High Wire will be using only a balance bar as he traverses the 230-foot span 75 feet in the air on a 5/8-inch cable the diameter of a nickel. This death-defying act is the performer’s warm-up to the Washington, DC open of Big Apple Circus, which runs March 8 - April 1 at National Harbor.
Event Type: Entertainment
Age Group: All Ages
***This event is to get everyone excited about The Big Apple Circus coming to town March 8th to April 1 at the National Harbor***
ABOUT BIG APPLE CIRCUS
Named a New York Times “Critics’ Pick,” BIG APPLE CIRCUS is world renowned for its one-ring, intimate & artistic style, where no seat is more than 50 feet from the performers. The 40th Anniversary Season features innovative design and technology for modern-day audiences, with unique and amazing human acts, including the famous seven-person pyramid on the high wire with Nik Wallenda and The Fabulous Wallendas and the daring quadruple somersault attempted on the trapeze by The Flying Tunizianis–the first time in circus history that both legendary feats are performed under the same big top. These record-setting acts are joined by Dandino & Luciana, a dynamic duo who combine speed, acrobatics and daredevil grace on roller-skates; award-winning contortionist Elayne Kramer; master juggler Gamal Garcia; Jan Damm on the Rola Bola; acclaimed Risley acrobats The Anastasini Brothers; Ringmaster Ty McFarlan; and circus trainer & presenter Jenny Vidbel, who performs with 16 horses and ponies, as well as six rescue dogs. BigTop Works, the new owners of BIG APPLE CIRCUS, share a passion for, and history with, the circus arts and look forward to honoring the legacy of its 40-year history. Follow@BigAppleCircus on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Tickets are available at: BigAppleCircus.com or by phone at (855) 258-0718.