The Peking Acrobats, a group of Chinas most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts, will bring their awe-inspiring show to the West Virginia UniversityCreative Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14. Tickets are goingfast for this event that promises entertainment for the entire family.
The Peking Acrobats’ability to perform the astounding is rooted in centuries of Chinese history and folk art. The members of the group will take this ancient acrobatic tradition and push it to new limits as they complete daring maneuvers atop a pyramid of chairs, treacherous wire walking, powerful precision tumbling, superhuman displays of contortion and gymnastics feats that must be seen to be believed.
The New York Post says,If daring and dexterity turn you on, this is a show that will probably twist you around in your seatIts amazing and exciting!
The Peking Acrobats have been captivating audiences in sold-out theater tours since 1986. They have performed all over the world to standing ovations and packed houses in Europe, Australia, North America, the Middle East, Africa and numerous Asian countries.
They have appeared on numerous television shows including the FOX primetime hitGuinness World Records,where they set the world record for the human chair stack, balancing six people atop six chairs �€21 feet into the air without the comfort of safety lines. The acrobats were also recognized in Hollywood by former member Shaobo Qins role as Yen, Danny OceansGrease Manin the Oceans 11 trilogy, starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Now their 2,000 years of tradition and perfection can be seen in Morgantown for one night only in the intimacy of the Creative Arts Centers Concert Theatre.
Remaining tickets are $33 and may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online athttp://www.ticketmaster.com/or by phone at 304-292-0220. Tickets may also be purchased at Giant Eagle below the Mountaineer Mall and FYE in the Meadowbrook Mall. WVU students can purchase tickets for $25 with a valid Mountaineer Card at the campus box offices.
The University Arts Series is produced by WVU Arts and Entertainment. For more event information, visithttp://events.wvu.edu/.