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'Zirkus' comes to wow crowds at Foxwoods

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Nik Wallenda is performing this weekend at Foxwoods Resort & Casino. (WFSB) Nik Wallenda is performing this weekend at Foxwoods Resort & Casino. (WFSB)

Nik Wallenda is known around the world for his death defying feats of walking the high wire with no net, and he’s doing it at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.

Wallenda’s show is Zirkus, which is German for circus, and is an homage to his German roots.

It is part Cirque Du Soleil, part Blue Man Group, and part Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey and it will amaze you.

"The entire show is about having fun, but showing people, taking something like a hula hoop or a ball or a chair and doing amazing things,” Wallenda said.

Ten-time Guinness World Record holder Wallenda said the show is for the family, complete with hula hoops and jugglers, and the seven-man pyramid on a high wire, no wider than a nickel.

Of course, he knows about stressful situations. He’s crossed Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon with no net. His family, “The Flying Wallendas” has been doing this since the 1700s.

"People say all the time it's in your blood and truth is we've done it for seven generations. Now my kids walk the wires so there's eight generations. Our family started performing in the 1780s, so several hundred years behind us, so yeah you could say it is in our genes,” Wallenda said.

The show will run from June 29 to July 4. Tickets are $15 and $25.

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