Golden Dragon Acrobats
1:30, Sunday, September 13
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized today throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company. The reputation of the company 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. Traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques are incorporated in this performance of breathtaking skill and beauty. Over its long and rich history, the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics has developed as one of the most popular art forms among the Chinese people. Historical records provide evidence for the development of Chinese acrobatics as far back as the Xia Dynasty (4000 years ago). Since these early times, Chinese acrobatic art has evolved into many forms of performances including dance, opera, martial arts and sports. Chinese acrobatics are an important ingredient in the cultural exchange between China and Western nations.