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The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Perform “Cirque Peking” at Hylton Performing Arts Center Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

September 26, 2014
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The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

Perform “Cirque Peking” at

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at 4 p.m.

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 

MANASSAS and FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 26, 2014 – From the exotic Far East comes the world’s most riveting acrobatic troupe whose astonishing acts inspire the same awe and wonder in audiences today as they did a more than a millennium ago. Direct from Beijing, The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China bring four performances of its latest acrobatic spectacle, “Cirque Peking,” to the Northern Virginia area, appearing at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at 4 p.m., and at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Pre-performance discussions, free to ticketholders, will be held 45 minutes prior to each performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery at the Hylton Center and Grand Tier III at the Center for the Arts (sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts).

 “Spectacular stunts,” says The Anchor about The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, “… the acrobats laughed in the face of gravity.” Since its founding in 1951, the troupe has had more than 200 of its acrobats win prestigious international awards and competitions. In 1972, the company served as performing arts ambassadors and was invited to the White House by President Richard Nixon as a part of the reestablishment of the formal diplomatic relationship between the United States and China. More than 40 years later, The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China have performed for audiences in more than 500 cities in 70 countries across the globe, thrilling generations of circus-goers with dazzling acts of tumbling, juggling, contortion, balancing and high-flying athleticism, complemented by traditional and modern Chinese music, colorful costumes, amazing sets and imaginative props.

For the Halloween performance, patrons are encouraged to come in costume or don a disguise for pictures in the themed photo booth in the lobby. Children dressed in costumes will get a special treat.

 

Novant Health is the 2014-2015 Hylton Presents Season Sponsor

 

TICKETS AT THE HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:

Tickets for THE NATIONAL ACROBATS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA’S “CIRQUE PEKING” are $48, $41 and $29. Family Friendly: performance suitable for families with children. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) 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. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/HyltonCenter and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @Hylton_PAC.

 

 

 

 

TICKETS AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS:

Tickets for THE NATIONAL ACROBATS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA’S “CIRQUE PEKING” are $48, $41 and $29. Family Friendly: performance suitable for families with children. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu. The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent the Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university Lot K. For more information, please visit cfa.gmu.edu. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/gmucfa and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @GMU_CFA.

 

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 1,123-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, has quickly become the cultural hub of Prince William County and the surrounding communities and is a shining example of civic collaboration and commitment to the arts.

 

AboutGeorge Mason University’s Center for the Arts

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, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.

 

About George Mason University

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries.