• Chinese acrobats bring their art to CSUMB

    World Theater season opens with Sept. 17 performance

    national-acrobats-of-pr-of-china-high-res-image-6Acrobatics is an ancient art form in China. Centuries ago, performers combined dramatic folk arts and variety shows with the cultural roots of their civilization, and using common objects as stage props, created an acrobatic art unique to their culture.

     The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China continue this ancient tradition. The troupe’s gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers combine drama, ballet and magic to make contemporary performances every bit as thrilling and entertaining as they were 3,000 years ago.

    Local audiences will have the opportunity to see the 35 performers execute daring feats with tables, chairs, flags and plates when the troupe visits CSU Monterey Bay’s World Theater at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 17 as the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series gets under way.

    The Beijing-based company tours annually around the globe and has performed in more than 40 countries. The performance promises to be a wonderful event for the entire family.

     “I have immense respect for all the acrobats and performers in this show,” said Joe Cardinalli, artistic and executive director at the World Theater. “They are amazing. Come to the theater and be part of the magic.”

    Tickets are $40 premium, $29 general admission. Discounts are available for students, seniors and military members. Tickets can be purchased online atcsumb.edu/worldtheater or by calling the box office at 582-4580. Driving directions and a campus map are available at csumb.edu/maps.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 22, 2014

    Topics: Arts & Music, Front PG News

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