MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will present a performance by the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Berry Events Center.
Chinese acrobats have been performing for audiences for more than 27 centuries, making it the longest-running art form in history. The Chinese revere their acrobats as the western culture reveres its prima ballerinas and opera singers. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have become the world’s leading acrobatic troupe, having performed more than any other company. This is their 28th year of continuous touring in the U.S. Their performance mixes complicated acrobatics, traditional dance, bold costumes and ancient and contemporary theatrical techniques.
The members of the Golden Dragon Acrobats, who began acrobatic training at young ages, have performed in all 50 states as well as 65 countries on five continents. They are considered actors, athletes and artists, and have earned several awards, including seven National Association of Campus Activities Entertainer of the Year awards.
This event is sponsored by Northern Arts and Entertainment and the student activity fee. Tickets are $2 for NMU students with ID and for children under 12. They are available to the general public for $5. They can be purchased at all EZ ticket outlets, by phone at 227-1032 or online at www.nmu.edu/tickets.