The World’s Leading Chinese Acrobatic Troupe
Danny Chang’s Golden Dragon Acrobats twist more than the imagination
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Aronoff Center – Procter & Gamble Hall
CINCINNATI, OH – The spellbinding artistry and amazing athletics of the Golden Dragon Acrobats will thrill audiences and children alike at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 PM as part of Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2017-18 Presenting Season.
Tickets are on sale now at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS , and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. A student ticket price of $15 is available in select seating locations. Group discount tickets for ten or more are available by calling (513) 977-4157.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five 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.
Performing feats on chairs stacked ten-stories high, the troupe has traveled to all fifty states and to more than sixty-five countries on five continents. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway performances. A five-week run at Broadway’s New Victory Theater in 2014 marked the only time an acrobatic troupe from China was chosen to perform twice at this prestigious venue.
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, in order to portray their hard-working nature and set forth an example of the rich traditions of Chinese culture.
The group’s founder, producer and director Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. He began his training at the age of eight with his family’s acrobatic school in Taipei and began performing with its touring wing, the Golden Dragon Acrobats, at age ten. He is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Medal for International Faith and Goodwill by the Republic of China’s Coordination Council for North American Affairs.
“When the Golden Dragon Acrobats come to town, the wonders stack up,” reviewed The New York Times. “Cathedrals of contortionists in backbend rise before your eyes, body by body. Human obstacles, which tumblers flip over, widen in person-size increments. The thrill is escalation. These touring acrobats from China know how to keep topping themselves.”
For more information, visit www.goldendragonacrobats.com.
CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS
SEASON SPONSORS: AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), FURNITURE FAIR, LOCAL12 WKRC, The P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS: 21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Macy’s, Pepsi, Prosource, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.
GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS MEDIA PARTNER: WVXU-FM
Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 600,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached more than 1.6 million students. For more information, visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.
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