Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cirque Peking: National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China coming to IUP, November 11.



Indiana University of Pennsylvania announced on Monday it will host Cirque Peking: National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China on November 11.
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.
The show will be held in Fisher Auditorium (campus map) and will begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available online for between $18 and $40.