REXBURG— The Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform on Friday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.
Tickets for the Center Stage Performing Arts Series event are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling 208-496-3170, or online at www.byui.edu/tickets.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of acrobatics, an ancient Chinese art and time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The company’s reputation is rooted in high production values and attention to artistic details that is unlike any other in the art form.
The group’s founder, producer and director, Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. Chang, along with choreographer, Angela Chang, combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, dazzling costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and beauty.
“When the Golden Dragon Acrobats come to town, the wonders stack up,” said 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.”
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 its Broadway performances.
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 an example of the rich traditions of Chinese culture.