The Peking Acrobats at Durango
The Peking Acrobats to return to the Community Concert Hall
Kaleidoscope of entertainment to take the stage Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
DURANGO, Colo. – The highly-revered Peking Acrobats are set to return to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Called a modern-day kaleidoscope of entertainment and wonder, The Peking Acrobats defy the laws of gravity and are said to leave audiences spellbound. Accompanied by a live, exotic Chinese orchestra, the 26-member troupe of elite athletes – gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers – performs the 2000-year-old traditions with astounding grace and agility, and offers a fast-paced, intricately choreographed show to mesmerize all ages.
As noted by Dance Insider, “It’s like watching Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon LIVE, without camera tricks creating special effects. All 26 members of this troupe are amazing athletes with grace and charisma in addition to their razor-sharp precision-everything entertainment should be!”
Hailing from the People’s Republic of China, The Peking Acrobats have been diplomats of their culture for decades, and are presenting the 31st Anniversary North American Tour.
From as early as age five, the hand-selected performers begin mastering disciplines that arose during the Ch’in Dynasty (225-207 B.C). According to Fu Qifeng, author of Chinese Acrobatics Through the Ages, acrobatics originated from the people’s daily life, drawing from their experiences in work, war and sacrificial rites. During the Warring States Period, acrobatics became widespread, and it was believed that practicing acrobatics could steal people’s will, increase their physical strength and the accuracy of their movements.
In contemporary times the troupe remains the largest touring attraction of its kind. The athlete-dancer-gymnasts perform under the direction of the Hai Family, whose name within acrobatic circles is synonymous with excellence.
Tickets for The Peking Acrobats ($19-$35) are available on-line at www.durangoconcerts.com, or call 970.247.7657, or visit the Ticket Office inside the Durango Welcome Center at 8th St. and Main Ave., Downtown Durango. Ticket Office hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All sales final.
The Community Concert Hall is a not-for-profit, multi-use performance venue located on the campus of Fort Lewis College. Its ability to bring a diverse spectrum of shows to Southwest Colorado is made possible through a partnership with the college, a state-supported, independent institution of higher education, and through financial and in-kind contributions from generous members of the community.