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NATIONAL ACROBATS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA VISIT THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND THE HYLTON

October 10, 2011
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NATIONAL ACROBATS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA,

DIRECT FROM BEIJING

APPEARS AT

THE HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN MANASSAS

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at 8 p.m.

AND GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN FAIRFAX

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

 

MANASSAS, Va. and FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 10, 2011 – Direct from Beijing, the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China makes appearances at two venues in the greater Washington, D.C. area this fall on its North American tour. Drawing on centuries of tradition, this Chinese cultural treasure is acclaimed for deftly demonstrating gasp-inducing flexibility, remarkable agility and extraordinary talent while performing daring physical feats to the accompaniment of traditional Chinese music.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at 8 p.m., the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China appears on the Merchant Hall stage at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas as part of its Hylton Presents series. This performance is family friendly and tickets are half price for youth through grade 12 when accompanied by an adult. A pre-performance discussion will be held one hour prior to the performance in the Hylton Center’s Buchanan Partners Art Gallery. Novant Health is the 2011-12 Season Sponsor of Hylton Presents at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

On Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China visits George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax as part of the Center’s Great Performances at Mason series. These performances are family friendly and tickets are half price for youth through grade 12 when accompanied by an adult. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to each performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Pre-performance discussions are sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts. The performances are a part of the 2011-12 Global View series at the Center for the Arts, which is sponsored by HSBC Bank.

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China routinely combines dramatic folk arts with cultural Chinese roots, using common household objects such as tables, chairs, bowls, plates, ladders, poles and bicycles as props to create an acrobatic art wholly unique to the Chinese culture.

 This company was the first national performing arts troupe established by the government of the People’s Republic of China in 1950 and has since travelled to more than 40 countries throughout the world. Several of the company’s acts have won prestigious awards at such venues as the Cirque de Demain Festival in Paris and the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival. The company also owns and operates an institution in Beijing dedicated to training acrobats of all ages in this fascinating performance art.

 

The Hylton Performing Arts Center is pleased to recognize

Novant Health as the Season Sponsor of the 2011-12 Hylton Presents season.

 

HSBC Bank is the 2011-12 Global View Series Sponsor

 at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts.

 

 

 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR THE HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:

Tickets for NATIONAL ACROBATS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA are $32, $40, $48. Family Friendly! Visit the box office or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit hyltoncenter.org. The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. Free parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center. For more information, please visit hyltoncenter.org.

 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS:

Tickets for NATIONAL ACROBATS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA are $24, $40, $48. Family Friendly! Youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K.  Visit cfa.gmu.edu.

 

About the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Dedicated to bringing a world-class performing arts venue to the Prince William region, the Hylton Performing Arts Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. Soaring more than nine stories and boasting a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry, the 85,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, as well as university-related activities. Modeled after the intimate European opera houses of the 19th century, Merchant Hall is a 1,140-seat multipurpose proscenium theater, which is encircled by 27 private boxes that rise three levels. The Gregory Family Theater is a flexible, 4,400-square foot space that can be configured for many different types of performances and events. In addition, the Didlake Grand Foyer, with its sweeping staircase, provides an ideal setting for community, corporate and social events. The Hylton Performing Arts Center, the only building of its kind in the area, is sure to quickly become the cultural hub of Prince William County and the surrounding communities and is a shining example of collaboration and commitment to the arts.

 

About Great Performances at Mason

Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance and Art, the Department of Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.

 

About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.