IMAGINATION CELEBRATION: GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS
When: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 7:00 PM (Doors open 6:00 PM)
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Originally from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People’s Republic of China, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have toured for more than 30 years to international acclaim. They practice the rigorous art of Chinese Acrobatics, an art form that first became popular in China 2,500 years ago. The 25 acrobats are athletes, actors and artists who have trained since childhood. This beautifully created and performed engagement presents a unique cultural perspective to the the audience members. Their acrobatic feats are performed using their bodies and simple props including everyday objects like plates, jugs, bicycles, umbrellas and more.
New York Times: The Golden Dragon Acrobats have arrived....watch out Nutcracker!
New York Post: The 21-member company from Xian, China, delivers beautifully choreographed
routines showcasing their amazing skills and physicality, accompanied by a musical
score of traditional Chinese music filtered through a New Age sensibility.
Juggling everything from umbrellas to soccer balls—and with props as varied as
ladders and giant spinning wheels—the performers show just why they're world famous.
Nytheatre.com: All of the performers is consummate. Present, masterful, joyous, they communicate
these ancient tricks as something brand new. And the powerful music, simple themes,
and explosive choreography are about something that transcends culture—absolute
joy in exploring the full potential of the human body.
Associated Press: Chinese Acrobats Offer Timeless Thrills
The impossible can be achieved, and once achieved surpassed, then surpassed again.