Astonishing athletes defy gravity andexecute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limitsof human ability inthis spellbinding show. Fearless performers with boundless energy bringyoumore than two thousand yearsofChinese circus traditions. If it's humanlypossible-and even if it's not! -Shanghai's acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do itwith spectacular flair.
"Feats of circus art that reach literally breathtaking heights of skill...the New Shanghai Circus is providing entertainment in abundance" - The New York Times
The Incredible Acrobats of Chinaare simply that -incredible! This talented troupe,just off a sold out highly acclaimed Broadway tour continues to WOW audiences of all ages.
The show is a beautifully orchestratedpresentation ofChinese circus acts dating back toharvest festivals of2000years ago. This modern day performance is enhanced by fabulous choreography, amazinglighting, enchantingscenery, and powerful music.
Audience members are enthralled by astounding contortionists, masterful acrobatsand clever comedians. They see feats of incredible skill and imagination. They gasp at many of the gravity-defying feats and applaud at the super-human displays of power and extraordinary grace.
Inacts that often trace their origin to the harvestfestivals of more than2,000 years ago, this youthful, handsomeand graceful company spends a swift two hours in a range ofdemanding performances, most of them typifying Chinese circus and constituting a refreshing alternative to the Western tradition. Under the direction of Zhao Lizhi, the artistry, individually and collectively,attains levels that make it seem almost unfair to single out any act, from jugglers to the comic knife throwers and the bicyclist who finishes by piling about 10 of his colleagues aboard his vehicle.
Fans of circus of any sort are bound to appreciate the young women spinning six plates at a time atop sticks, while one of their number goes through amazing contortions without ever dropping a dish. And what about the woman who stacks chair atopchair on a fragile foundationof four vasesatop a table, and makes her way acrobatically to the pinnacle of thisrickety structure? Or the young man who jugglesa hugejar, usually using only his back or shoulders, and catching it on edge atop his head?Or the young man who builds an absolutely ungainly structure of more than20 wooden benches andbalances them on his head? What is thesecret of the young woman whomanages tolie horizontally with no apparentsupport but the point of a sword placed against the back of her neck?
And let no one overlook an act called the nose balance, on which a young womanbalances a glass of water on her nose, covers it
Confronted by feats like this, onlookers can catch their breath while witnessing a very funny knife-throwing act and soothing eye and ear with the consistently artful costumes, atmospheric lighting and music." - The New York Times
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