National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China: Direct from Beijing
- November 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Direct from Beijing
Audiences alternately gasp, laugh, and hold their breath as they watch the astounding demonstration of flexibility, agility, and talent of these extraordinary acrobats. For more than 50 years, these amazing artists have traveled the world, executing daring feats with common objects such as tables, chairs, ladders, poles, bowls, and plates accompanied by traditional Chinese music. Centuries ago, performers in China combined their dramatic folk arts with their cultural roots, using common household objects as props, to create an acrobatic art wholly unique to their culture. In 1950, the government established the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China to preserve and carry on this centuries-old art form, and it has since thrived both at home and now abroad. In its inaugural North American tour, this important cultural treasure—every bit as mesmerizing today as it was 3,000 years ago—is packed with fun for families of all ages!
$48, $40, $24