Cirque Peking: National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China

November 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

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Direct from Beijing, the National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China have been thrilling audiences of all ages for over 60 years with their spectacular stunts. Colorfully costumed acrobats and contortionists defy gravity with their jaw-dropping, nail-biting acts.

Founded in 1951, this touring group of acrobatic perfection has been one of the most acclaimed troupes in China. Over several generation, the Company has developed many unique acts like “Global Motorcycling,” “Russian Bars In Chinese Traditional Style,” “Diving Through Moving Hoops,” and “Aerial Bungee Tumblings.” These acts and many others have been enjoyed and praised by Chinese and foreign audiences for decades. Since its inception, there have been more than 200 artists of the Company who have won the gold and silver awards at international and national acrobatic competitions and circus festivals.

Since 1999, the Company has added several new impressive productions, adding to an experience that will be sure to entertain audiences of all ages. These productions have been performed almost 4,000 times across Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Argentina, and Chile. For its 2014 North American tour, the Company will bring a brand new production to add to this repertoire.

Tickets are priced at $40 (regular), $34 (discount for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more), and $18 (I-Card holder, students, and children).