Cirque Ziva Golden Dragon Acrobats
February 19, 2015 7:30 p.m.End:
February 19, 2015Location: Emens AuditoriumOrder Tickets Online
The Golden Dragon
Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People’s Republic of
China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. Its members
are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their craft
since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances each year and has
toured through all 50 states and in over 65 countries across the world. In
2005, their Broadway debut and seven-week run at the New Victory Theater earned
two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations (for Best Choreography
and Most Unique Theatrical Experience).
The group’s founder, producer and artistic director, Danny Chang, is one of the world’s
leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. He began his training at the age of
eight with his family’s acrobatic school in Taipei, and joined its touring
wing, the Golden Dragon Acrobats, at age ten. He is the recipient of many
awards, including the prestigious Medal for International Faith and Goodwill by
the Republic of China’s Coordination Council for North American Affairs. In
1998, Chang restructured the Golden Dragon Acrobats to form Asian Artists Productions, Inc. (AAPI).
While the new company continued to produce and tour the Golden Dragon Acrobats,
AAIP expanded to create theatrically elaborate shows like Circo Magnifico, Dream, Pagoda, Cirque D’or and others, each for a specific US market.
Cirque Zíva is the
latest of these shows, created in 2011 by AAPI in coordination with renowned
lighting director Tony Tucci
(American Ballet Theatre's Configurations with Mikhail Baryshnikov; Alvin Ailey
American Dance Theatre; 1996 Summer Olympics Cultural Olympiad). The production
ran for ten straight weeks at Asbury Park Boardwalk’s Paramount Theatre – the
first-ever “run” held at the New Jersey venue in its more than 80-year history.
Night after night Cirque Zíva earned critical acclaim, packed houses and
standing ovations. With visual and technical innovations presented beautifully
in centuries-old Chinese acrobatics, the show had grown to represent the best
of AAPI and its brand of artistic merit, high production value, and solid
commitment to cultural exchange. In 2013, AAPI premiered the show across North
America with a four-month tour from January through May. Now by popular demand,
touring Winter/Spring 2014, the Golden Dragon Acrobats present the North
American Encore Tour of Cirque Zíva!
How to Purchase Tickets
Ticket Prices - TBA
Purchase Tickets - on sale Monday, August 11 at 10 a.m.
For More Information
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Call the Emens box office at 765-285-1539.
Dates/times subject to change.