The New Shanghai Circus Featuring The Shanghai Acrobats of China
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The last date listed for New Shanghai Circus was Saturday February 9, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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From the director of last year's provocative Hot Guys Dancing comes another collection of passionate, thought-provoking dance pieces with the word "hot" in the title. Sweat: Hot Dances for a Hot Night is an evening of intimate, evocative choreography from local movement masters such as Randé Dorn, whose The Politics of Giants explores what it means to be human when faced with what scares us most, and tap-dancer Sidney Franklin, whose new solo work will get your pulse pounding. Along the way, Heather Glabe and Jeremy Hahn's Whitewashed Deathscapes; Vol. 3 explores violence in American media, while a new piece from Melissa Adao uses athleticism and inspirational music to exemplify male confidence and strength. Learn More
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“Everyone was delighted with the skill poise, charm and flourish…a very entertaining show…2,000 kids and their parents assembled for the Boston debut of the New Shanghai Circus.”—The Boston Globe* *
- **"Fantastic."—CBS News
Acts you will see at the show include:
Contortionism: Using strength and balance, contortionists gracefully bend themselves into beautiful and bewildering positions. The contortion girl bends her body imitating the growing of lotus, showing the softness and gentleness of the human form.
Foot Juggling: Performers use their feet to juggle rugs, jars, umbrellas and even a table. **
Kung Fu:* Acrobats tumble, flip, jump, kick and create intricate poses reminiscent of Chinese martial arts. *
Slack Wire:* A performer bounces on an elastic tight rope, while executing flips and turns in the air then plays with a hula-hoop while riding a unicycle on the wire: Stunning! *
Chinese Yo-Yo** ensemble exhibits exquisite skills – they catapult their yo-yos above the stage, do flips and recover their toys – outfitted in stunning costumes.
Hoop Divers: The male hoop divers take it to the extreme by diving through hoops that are in motion.
Seesaw: A simple schoolyard seesaw, or springboard, is the vehicle that catapults a young lady from the board through the air to the shoulders of an acrobat standing atop shoulders three people high.
Jar Juggler: The young** jar juggler uses only his back and shoulders holding a huge jar, also catches it on the edge atop his head. *
Strap climbing**: This type of acrobatics shares a lot with gymnastics and martial arts, with long term physical and mental training and great bravery, the strap climbers make incredible human statues on the stage.
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