Columbia Theatre to present circus troupe from China
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: December 4, 2012
CONTORTIONISTS: The National Circus of the People's Republic of China is bringing "Cirque Chinois" to Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts for one performance only on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.columbiatheatre.org or at 985-543-4371.
HAMMOND – One of China's most acclaimed and influential circus troupes will perform its new production, "Cirque Chinois," at Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m.
For nearly six decades, the National Circus of the People's Republic of China has been performing its unique brand of circus, a style that has had a profound influence on the world circus society, including Cirque de Soleil. Renowned the world over for their signature acts, such as the Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, and Group Contortion, these performers have received numerous international awards and worldwide acclaim.
"Cirque Chinois is a program filled with extraordinary acrobatic grace. Breathtaking movements performed on the flying Trapeze, interspersed with deft juggling and mouth-dropping body contortions, will mesmerize and astound," said C. Roy Blackwood, interim director of the Columbia Theatre. "Nearly 40 magnificent performers in gorgeous costumes will take Columbia's stage as an organic unit that will transport the audience to the Far East with delightful experiences in sound and movement. You won't want to miss this fabulous event."
Tickets for Cirque Chinois range from $28 - $36 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.