The performers who make up the Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats enjoy operastar status in their home country - and on Saturday, the world-renowned performers take to The ACT stage.
The acrobats offer more than a glimpse into the fascinating traditions of the Orient - the performance consists of Chinese acrobatics, balancing feats, martial arts displays, and more.
A truly Oriental show for all ages, the grace and precision of the acrobats are a result of dedicated training and discipline. The performers start training at the age of five or six.
Chinese acrobatics are, in fact, more than just a series of stunts. Most of these acts clearly demonstrate the achievement of perfection through finding harmony between mind and body - an ancient concept in the Orient.
The art of Chinese acrobatics has been formed by centuries of tradition.
Becoming an accomplished Chinese acrobat in the Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats offers the performer a special status in China, equivalent to that of an American opera star in the west, and allows them the opportunity to travel around the world, sharing their talents with a wide variety of audiences.
The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats will be at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl., on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 for adults, $40 for seniors, and $15 for students and are available by calling 604-476-2787, going to www.theactmapleridge.org, or visiting The ACT in person.
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