The troupe brings over 2,000 years of the Chinese acrobatic tradition to Houston
HOUSTON (January 30, 2020) – Chinese acrobatic troupe, The Peking Acrobats, returns to Houston, presented by Society for the Performing Arts (SPA). Accompanied by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments, the performers bring the awe-inspiring acrobatic act to Jones Hall for the Performing Arts for two shows on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
As the most recent performance in SPA’s Family Series, The Peking Acrobats deliver a show that can be appreciated by fans of all ages. This group of elite gymnasts, cyclists, jugglers, acrobats, and tumblers continues to leave family audiences mesmerized with their daring demonstrations of strength, agility, balance, and artistry. Because of the unusual and difficult nature of the feats involved, high honor is given to those skilled enough to become acrobats; an acrobat can be considered the Chinese equivalent of an American opera star. Of the thousands that train in the art of Chinese acrobatics, only the best find themselves members of an elite world-touring troupe such as The Peking Acrobats.
These gifted acrobats “are pushing the envelope of human possibility…pure artistry” says Clive Davis of the New York Post. Now, over 2,000 years of tradition, perfection, spectacle, and awesome entertainment come to Houston – are you ready to be amazed?
Tickets for The Peking Acrobats start at $29 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.spahouston.org, by calling 713-227-4772 or in person at the courtyard level ticket office at Jones Hall located at 615 Louisiana St. Hours of operation: 9 am – 5 pm Monday–Friday. Prices are subject to change.
More information: The Peking Acrobats
About The Peking Acrobats
For the last thirty-two years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined Chinese acrobatics. They push the limits of human possibility, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion and control—creating an experience of wonder with all the energy of a Chinese Carnival.
About Society for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1966, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is the largest independent non-profit presenting organization in the Southwest. Since its inception, SPA has sponsored more than 1,000 performances of the world’s finest music, dance and theater events, in adherence to the belief that the arts are fundamental to the overall enrichment and quality of life within a community. In addition to presenting artists, SPA seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults and children through master classes, lectures and special student performances, as well as build relationships between the performing arts and other interests within the greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas. Learn more at spahouston.org
A Message Regarding 2019-nCov (Coronavirus)
All members of the PEKING ACROBATS 2020 touring party have been in North America since late November 2019. None have returned to China since that time and none are from Wuhan nor have been in contact with anyone from that region.
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