Sunday, August 03, 2008

Bello's historic tightrope act


Bello, named "America's Best Clown" by Time magazine, greets fans during an Elephant Party in the AT&T Plaza at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday, July 29, 2008. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opens July 30 and continues through Aug. 10, 2008.

photos &copy Mark M. Hancock / ZUMA



Fans watch as Bello walks a tightrope over the AT&T Plaza at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. It was the first time the stunt has been performed in Dallas.


Bello walks a tightrope over the AT&T Plaza past the American Airlines Center sign in Dallas. Bello is the lead performer in Ringling's Red Tour titled "Bellobration."



Bello carefully steps over a sway rope as he walks a tightrope over the AT&T Plaza. The tightrope was 108-feet high, 160-feet long and featured no safety net.


Bello celebrates after safely walking a tightrope over the AT&T Plaza at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. It was the first time the stunt has been performed in Dallas. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opens July 30 and continues through Aug. 10, 2008.


Please also see "Ringling Bros. Circus hits Dallas"


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