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Golden Dragon Acrobats return to Beaver Creek

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Special to the DailyMembers of the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobat troupe will perform feats of acrobatics, balance and contortionism in three shows at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek, Colorado on Thursday and Friday
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BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Watch in awe as six athletic acrobats mount a bike together and ride it around the stage. Stare in amazement as lithe, beautiful women contort their bodies into nearly impossible shapes … and then proceed to balance precarious stacks of glasses with their limbs. Marvel at the incredible costumes; cheer with the rest of the audience when a stunt is pulled off flawlessly; and rise for a standing ovation at the conclusion of an amazing showcase of talent.

This is only an example of the reaction you’ll have to the visual voyage that is the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats show. The Acrobats return to the Vilar Performing Arts Center for three special Christmas week shows beginning Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and continuing Friday at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the U.S. and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.

The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

In November 2005, the Golden Dragon Acrobats made their Broadway debut to a sold-out audience at the New Victory Theater. Their Broadway run over the following six weeks led to adoration and standing ovations from audiences of all ages and universal critical acclaim from the New York press. The run was highlighted by the Golden Dragons receiving two prestigious New York Drama Desk nominations -” Danny Chang for Unique Theatrical Experience and Angela Chang for Best Choreography.

Tickets for the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats are $32/$42 and are available online at vilarpac.org, by phone at 888-920-ARTS(2787) or in person at the Vilar Center box office in Beaver Creek. Tickets are available online 24 hours a day; the box office is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST, with additional hours on performance days.

For more information on the Vail Valley Foundation, visit http://www.vvf.org.

What: Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

When: Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and Friday at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $32/$42

More information: Call 888-920-ARTS(2787) or visit http://www.vvf.org


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