Park City Institute Presents THE NEW CHINESE ACROBATS

The Park City Institute is pleased to present the high-flying and innovative troupe, The New Chinese Acrobats, Friday October 26, 2018, at 7:30 PM, as a special event in the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present The New Chinese Acrobats," said PCI Executive Director, Teri Orr. "This troupe was formed in association with Cirque Eloize, whose work we've presented twice before. The technical wizardry of The New Chinese Acrobats' movement is every bit as amazing as their Cirque colleagues, but add an element of Chinese folk art, mixed with modern innovative feats of aerial artistry."

The New Chinese Acrobats represent the next step in the evolution of acrobatic companies from the East. Mixing new techniques and acts with ancient traditions, The New Chinese Acrobats present the opportunity to view the best of China's ancient folk art, mixed with the style and virtuosity of today's generation. With performers selected from across China for their high-level acrobatic skills and innovative staging, the show includes award-winning acts from prestigious circus festivals such as Monte Carlo Circus Festival and World Circus Festival of Paris.

Guests can expect to see everything from hoop diving, to complex pyramid moves incorporating jump ropes, diablo toys, spinning plates, and more. Whether the artists are creating movement art while climbing on suspended fabric, or using an ancient Chinese art form set to contemporary music, the show will be feature acrobats displaying this troupe's brand of elegant athleticism.

Tickets for this special event, The New Chinese Acrobats, will be available to members only, on August 17, in person at the box office, and by phone only. Tickets will be available to the public, online, as well as at the box office, and by phone, on August 22. Individual tickets are $60 for the first nine rows, $40 for the remainder of the main floor, and $20 for balcony. Members receive a discount of $3.00 per ticket. Membership information may be found on parkcityinstitute.org. Discounts are also available for children (17 and under), seniors. Call the Box Office at 435-655-3114 for more information.

Park City Institute is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing world-class performances and new ideas to the community. Since 1998, PCI has presented internationally renowned and cutting edge musicians, actors, authors, comedians, dancers, speakers, and film, at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (a joint-use facility with the Park City School District). The organization is currently in its 15th season of presenting headliner outdoor concerts in Park City. PCI is dedicated to introducing young people to the arts through free student outreach workshops, shows and demonstrations. Since 2010, PCI has offered a free, after-school literacy program to students in grades one through 12 at the thinky and fun tutoring hub, The Mega-Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ (located at 435 Swede Alley)

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