The Peking Acrobats’ 2,000 year-old tradition of acrobatics will come to Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Thursday, February 7 at 7 pm for an entertaining evening for the whole family. Tickets are $30; $18 for children and Maryland Hall members.
A troupe of China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts, The Peking Acrobats are complemented by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments. They have played to sold-out houses and earned rave reviews during their previous tours around the world.
The Peking Acrobats have been the featured performers on numerous television shows and celebrity-studded TV Specials including appearances on The Wayne Brady Show as well as NBC’s “Ring In The New Year Holiday Special,” Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous” and Ellen DeGeneres’ “Really Big Show.” The Peking Acrobats set the world record for the Human Chair Stack on Fox’s “Guinness Book Primetime” where they astounded television audiences with their bravery and dexterity as they balanced six people precariously atop six chairs, 21 feet up in the air, without safety lines!
The Peking Acrobats show features daring maneuvers; trick cycling; powerful precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics; amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control; astonishing foot juggling dexterity; incredible balancing feats showcasing tremendous skill and ability; live musicians and high-tech special effects. Their performance gives audience members the opportunity to view the epitome of a rich and ancient folk art tradition in addition to the pageantry and spectacle of the modern Chinese theatrical circus.
Maryland Hall is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. Additional support comes from sponsors including: COMCAST, Inovalon, Inc., ARINC, Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits, Towne Transport, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Sandy Spring Bank, M&T Bank, Loews Annapolis Hotel, Severn Savings Bank, Corporate Office Properties Trust, The Law Offices of Alexander & Cleaver and BankAnnapolis.
For more information or to order tickets, contact the Maryland Hall Box Office at 410-280-5640 or visit www.marylandhall.org . Box office hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 5 pm. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis.