Golden Dragon Acrobats to Bring Artistry and Athletics to Weis Center
March 30, 2017
Posted on March 21, 2017, BY Samantha Wallace
The spellbinding artistry and amazing athletics of the Golden Dragon Acrobats will thrill adults and children alike at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Family Discovery Series performance is suggested for ages 2 and above and is 90 minutes without an intermission.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The company's reputation is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and beauty.
The ancient art of acrobatics has developed into one of China's most popular art forms. As well as evolving into many forms of performance — dance, opera, martial arts and sports — acrobatics has served an important role in the cultural exchange between China and Western nations. The citizens of China continue to present their acrobatic art for the world today, to portray their hard-working nature and set forth an example of the rich traditions of Chinese culture.
Performing feats on chairs stacked 10 stories high, the troupe has traveled to all 50 states and to more than 65 countries on five continents. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for their Broadway performances. Their five-week run at Broadway's New Victory Theater in 2014 makes them the only acrobatic troupe from China chosen to perform twice at this prestigious venue.The troupe is also a seven-time recipient of the National Association of Campus Activities Entertainer of the Year Award and the Campus Activities Today's Performer of the Year Award.
Tickets for the performance are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62+, $20 for youth 18 and under, $20 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $20 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at the Campus Box Office or by calling 570-577-1000.Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing & outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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