Chinese performers coming to Manassas

February 12, 2014 by  

For an evening of awe-inspiring colorful energetic, magic, tumbling, and juggling in Chinese style, Manassas residents can see the Peking Acrobats later this month.

The New York Post raves:

“The Peking Acrobats are pushing the envelope of human possibility. Pure artistry.”

The performers were also featured in the Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen movies, as well as on the Ellen Degeneres Show.

Along with contortion, balancing skills, trick cycling, and other gymnastic feats, the performance will be enhanced with high-tech special effects as live musicians play traditional Chinese music. The Peking Acrobats have been electrifying audiences for over 25 years with skills that date back thousands of years in Chinese history. They set a world record with their “human chair stack” when they balanced six people on six chairs, 21 feet off the ground, without using safety nets. Attendees might want take pictures for future postcard or stationery printing.

To help in understanding the show, a discussion with a speaker from the troupe at Buchanan Partners Art Gallery will take place 45 minutes before the performance. Interested attendees can ask questions about the behind-the-scenes aspects of the performance. This presentation will free to ticket holders.

The performance will take place February 26, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, at the Hilton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas.