The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Rides Again in All New Cirque Performance Starting Sept. 23

Washington Irving Narrates Story via Hologram to Commemorate 200 Year Anniversary 

Zoë Heywood, fourth generation circus artist, performs as Katrina Van Tassel.

Step back in time. It’s the 1800’s. Hear the clamoring metal horseshoes click across cobblestone roads in this dark Sleepy Hollow tale. The LEGEND is a simmering adaptation of Washington Irving’s iconic ghost story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Audiences will be treated to a cirque/theatre noir production with narration by Washington Irving himself – in hologram form, commemorating the 200-year anniversary of, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow!”

The LEGEND is a new, total immersive experience with the groundbreaking use of holograms combined with live action circus performers to tell the story. Two years ago, Westchester Circus Arts began exploring the concept of holograms as part of the cirque performance with Montreal-based Neweb Labs to find out if the idea was possible.

“We invite people to come see the show as we make history Sept. 23. This is the first time that an American Circus will use a hologram to portray an ‘animal act’ in a circus tent. Come out, buy tickets, grab some popcorn and tell us if our concept has come alive,” says Carlo Pellegrini of Westchester Circus Arts, creator, producer and writer of The LEGEND.

The circus is in town! The LEGEND Big Top tent in Sleepy Hollow, September 2022.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at The show will run from Sept. 23 – Oct. 16, 2022 in The LEGEND Circus Tent on the East Parcel at 60 Continental Street in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Showtimes: Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Shows run for an hour and a half and include an intermission. Tickets are $30 online and $40 at the door. Recommended for ages 10 years old and up. For more information, contact Westchester Circus Arts at (914) 275-5711.

Producing The LEGEND has been a years-long endeavor by The Village of Sleepy Hollow’s Administrator Anthony Giaccio and the Village’s grant writer Fiona Matthew. Cancelled several times due to the pandemic, this project is supported by a grant awarded to the Village of Sleepy Hollow by New York State’s Empire State Development and the I ❤️ NY Division of Tourism under Governor Kathy Hochul’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. The Village re-engaged longtime collaborators Westchester Circus Arts to create a show that would celebrate the bicentennial publication of this story, so unique to Sleepy Hollow.

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