Stream "The Acrobat" from American Experience

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American Experience The Acrobat Explore today's social circus movement through the eyes of Sidney “Iking” Bateman.

“The Acrobat” explores the contemporary social circus movement through the eyes of Sidney “Iking” Bateman. Growing up in St. Louis, Sidney “Iking” Bateman was exposed to gang life at an early age. This is the story of how he found a community of amateur acrobats, chose circus life over gang life and became a performing artist now touring the world with Cirque du Soleil.

Explore the colorful history of this popular American form of entertainment with The Circus from American Experience. October 8 & 9 on Nine PBS.