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Believe in the unbelievable at the circus

A mix of mythology and modern stunts will greet viewers at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's show in January, said director Rye Mullis, whose aim is to bring back belief in the unbelievable.

At a quick preview of the performance, Legends!, Thursday morning at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Mullis described some of the highlights of next year's show, which runs Jan. 1-5, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

A double trapeze will allow 12 performers from five countries to blend their styles while swinging side by side. An acrobat will attempt to set the world record for the highest jump. Audiences will see a pegasus and a unicorn and eight women who hang by their hair.

"Every single act in this show has a legendary element to it," said Alana Feld, of Feld Entertainment, who produces the show with her sister, Nicole. "We are bringing the unbelievable to life."

Believe in the unbelievable at the circus 12/12/13 [Last modified: Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:22pm]
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