Circus Flora back for an exciting season in Grand Center

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Tino Wallenda takes his bike to work where his job is to ride a bike on a tiny high wire, some 65 feet in the air.

'Wallendas have been coming here since the 1940's,' says Tino Wallenda. 'I remember performing here in the 1950's at a place called Public School Stadium. We just enjoy the area, we enjoy the people.'

Chances are the people of St. Louis will enjoy "One Summer on 2nd Street" from Circus Flora.

The St. Louis based circus returns to Grand Center for their 29th season, bringing with them the Flying Wallendas.

'We're 200 years in the circus and 100 years up on that wire and into the 8th generation now,' says Alex Wallenda.

This family affair you can see far up in the air is bringing their Aunt Helena out of a 20 year retirement for a return to the ring with her pigeon act.

Up under that big top tent you'll see the newest Wallenda, St. Louisan Claire who married Alex last June.

'It was wonderful to make it an affair not only with our blood related family but with our Circus Flora family,' says Alex Wallenda.

Along with the St. Louis Arches from Circus Harmony, trapeze acts, aerialists, pigeons and more will spend the next two weeks doing dare devilish stunts to take the collective breath of St. Louis.

'We have these acts that we bring in from all over the world and they do these incredible things and it's just for our St. Louis audience with our really wonderful show,' says Jack Marsh, the Artistic Director.

Up under the red tent, where a family can spend some time together, on the ground and in the air

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