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Big Apple Circus praised as it ends 2012 run in Lake George

In a recent performance of the Big Apple Circus, the youngest of the Flying Cortes aerialists, 10-year-old Ysabella Wallenda-Cortes, flies through the air to be caught in her father's arms.

In a recent performance of the Big Apple Circus, the youngest of the Flying Cortes aerialists, 10-year-old Ysabella Wallenda-Cortes, flies through the air to be caught in her father's arms.

— The Big Apple Circus has dazzled spectators and reviewers during its two-week engagement in Lake George Village — and its final show here for 2012 is to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday July 29.

The acclaimed circus features world-class aerialists and acrobats, and has prompted rave reviews nationally for its creativity and artistic spectacle.

Situated in the Charles Wood Park, the circus is conducted under a traditional big top — complete with air conditioning — with no seat farther than 50 feet from the performances.

It features trained animals of unusual species, a troupe of acrobats from the Orient, jugglers from Russia, renowned trapeze artists, operatic singing, a live band and seasoned clowns.

The award-winning intimate circus, based in New York City, has been located for similar stints in such high-profile places as Boston, the Washington D.C. area, as well as Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

Tickets for the “Dream Big” shows start at $10 and are available by calling (888) 541-3750 or at www.bigapplecircus.org. The circus box office is located in front of the Big Top. Tickets, which start at $10, are also available at the Lake George Chamber of Commerce on Rte. 9, and by calling (888) 541-3750 or at www.bigapplecircus.org.

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