Monday, February 26, 2018

‘Shanghai Circus’ acrobats of China are back

“Shanghai Circus” played at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus back in 2014.  Well, the troupe is coming back to entertain and take pictures with you and the children after their performance.  Don’t miss it this year.

Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show. Fearless performers with boundless energy bring you more than two thousand years of Chinese circus traditions.  If it’s humanly possible – and even if it’s not! – Shanghai’s acrobats, jugglers, and contortionists do it with spectacular flair.  Direct from China, this troupe has been wowing audiences for over 16 years.

Some traditional Chinese acrobatic acts derived from the lifelong skills of the village peasant, river sailor, and local craftsman are:
Climbing to the top of a tall stack of chairs
Spinning plates on the end of a long bamboo stick
Balancing small wooden benches on one’s head
Flipping bowls with one’s feet, and
Climbing tall poles with long leather straps. Just to mention a few tricks of the trade.

Shanghai Circus
DATE:       TIME:
Sunday, March 4, 2018 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Wilson Center for the Arts:
       Florida State College at JAX So. Campus

       11901 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, FL 32099

TICKETS: start at $18.50 and are available at the Artist Series Box Office between 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, at (904) 632-5000, and online 24/7 at the JAX Artist Series. Parking is always free at the Wilson Center.

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