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Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China perform Wednesday in Grass Valley

The company of Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China will perform “Shanghi Nights” in two shows at The Center for the Arts on Wednesday.
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KNOW & GO

WHO: The Center for the Arts presents

WHAT: Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, Performing Shanghai Nights

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

2nd SHOW ADDED! Wednesday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.

WHERE: The Center for the Arts

314 W. Main St., Grass Valley

TICKETS: $32, Members $37, General Public, $17, Youth 18 and under

General Admission

The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14

BriarPatch Co-op Community Market - 530-272-5333

Tickets online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org

WEBPAGE: http://www.thecenterforthearts.org

http://thecenterforthearts.org/shanghai-acrobats/

http://www.cami.com/?webid=2476

The company of Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China will perform “Shanghai Nights” in two shows at The Center for the Arts on Wednesday.

The company was founded in 1959. After more than 50 years it has become one of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China and has won many awards at the acrobatic and circus competitions at home and abroad.

Since the 1980s, the company has been invited to perform in more than 30 countries including the United States, Germany, Spain, Britain, Mexico, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Turkey, Canada, Indonesia, Fiji, Cameroon, Guinea and Nigeria. The troupe not only brings Chinese acrobatic and circus arts but serves as international friendship ambassadors for the People’s Republic.



In 1999 and 2000, the company toured Germany and Netherlands as The Great Chinese State Circus. The company and its performers have performed for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Mystere of Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Stardust’s World Christmas circuses in Germany and Netherlands. From 2004 to 2010 the troupe performed as a permanent show at Rixos Hotel in Turkey. In 2012, its 40 acrobats performed a tour in Canada with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony’s 52 pieces orchestra. The company also performed ERA, a permanent show of over 50 performers as Shanghai Acrobats in Xinyang, one of China’s tourist cities for three years from 2012 to 2014.

This tour of Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China 2016 will bring the company coast to coast in North America. The presentation will be the debut of “Shanghai Nights!!”




“SHANGHAI NIGHTS”

1. Opening

2. Aerial Silk Su Zihui and Cao Zhiqiang

3. Energy –Adagio Trio Hu Tao, Li Yi, Deng Xinpeng

4. Girls’ Feet Juggling with Balls Tao Linyu, Li Jin, Zeng Nifei, Zeng Jing, Chen Fang

5. Teeterboard Xiang Yang, Li Yi, Hu Tao, Liu Ying, Huang Liang

6. Clowning Kicking Bowls to Head on Rola Rola Nie Jian

7. Vocal Imitating Performance Zhang Kui

8. Straw Hats’ Play Qiu Guosheng, Zhou Zhenliang, Wu Yan, Zhou Tianchen, Yuan Yuan

9. Aerial Ring Wang Caihong

Intermission

(15-20 minutes)

10. Unicycle Troupe Hu Tao, Li Yi ,Zheng Tian, Qiu Guoshen

11. Ballet on Shoulders Luo Xichen and Hu Tao

10. Leather Straps Fan Lilei, Ge Hongxu, Pei Cunchuang, Zhou Shibang, Wang Dingding

11. Hoop-diving Xiong Yi, Wu Yan, Zheng Tian, Li Chong, Liu Ying, Wang Dingding, Zhang Jie

12. High Chairs Cheng Zhi

13. Vocal Imitating Performance Hu Tao, Li Yi, Zheng Tian, Qiu Guoshen

14. Plates Spinning on High Stilts Chen Fang, Wang Ji, Shen Zhonghui, Li Nan, Nie Li, Xie Qian

15. Finale All artists

Back-up acts:

1. Contortion with Candle Lights Wang Caihong

2. Happy Chef Huang Liang, Yang Min, Yin Bangqing

3. TrianglePoles Li Yi, Xiong Yi, Hu Tao, Cao Zhiqiang


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