TAHLEQUAH – Spellbinding feats, spectacular contortions and sensational acrobatics will amaze and delight audiences at Golden Dragon Acrobats.
Northeastern State University, The Sequoyah Institute and Arvest Bank will present the world's leading Chinese acrobatic troupe on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the NSU Center for the Performing Arts.
"The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago," said Megan White, director of The Sequoyah Institute. "The show mixes award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, and gorgeous costumes to present a show of breathtaking skill and mesmerizing beauty."
In November 2005, the Golden Dragon Acrobats made their Broadway debut to a sold out audience at the New Victory Theater, New York's ultimate theater for kids and families. Their Broadway run over the next six weeks led to adoration and standing ovations from audiences of all ages and universal critical acclaim from the New York press.
The run was highlighted by the Golden Dragons receiving two most prestigious New York Drama Desk nominations – Danny Chang for Unique Theatrical Experience and Angela Chang for Best Choreography.
The Golden Dragons have traveled around the world to all 50 states and to more than 65 countries on five continents. The members of the current touring company, hailing from Hebei, China, have performed in all 48 lower U.S. states within the last four years to sold-out audiences in nearly every major market in the country.
The Golden Dragons remain the only Chinese acrobatic company touring year-round in the United States.
The ancient art of Chinese Acrobatics is an old and long running tradition that began in China more than 2,000 years ago. Over its long and rich history it has developed as one of the most popular art forms among the Chinese people.
Tickets for the show are $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees, $14 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children, and $5 for NSU students. For ticket information, please call 918-458-2075.
Additional funding is provided by the Mid America Arts Alliance, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the 21st Annual Galaxy of Stars Series, visit the Sequoyah Institute's web site.