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San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 3rd Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Michael Emory
19 events 11 reviews

This show exceeded my expectations. There were acrobatic feats that I would not have believed possible if I had not seen it with my own eyes.

reviewed Nov 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael Emory
19 events 11 reviews

Not as big of a production as CIRQUE DE SOLEIL but the skillset was superior in the acrobatic class.

reviewed Nov 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Tibbs
19 events 4 reviews

Civic center was only half full. Some acts were really nice, others are OK. The pre-recorded music is not very good. It's very loud and shriekingly high.

reviewed Nov 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Veena
11 events 4 reviews

it was very entertaining. some of the acts were amazing!

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_Dare _is a thrilling display of artistry and daredevil acts performed by the best acrobatic troupe from China in the past 50 years. Witness the ancient tradition of Chinese acrobatics reinvented right before your eyes: the best ball juggler in the world juggles an astonishing nine balls; a never-before-seen pas de deux, a ballerina gracefully pirouettes in the palm of her partner’s hand. Blink and you’ll miss the gravity-defying stunts that have astonished audience of all ages. Dare guarantees you a memorable time with your family and friends through an action-packed journey of 12 distinct and memorial acts.

The China National Acrobatic Troupe is made up of only the “Top Gun” of acrobatic performers in China. Established in 1950 as the first national performing arts organization, the China National Acrobatic Troupe has been the leader of acrobats around the world. By integrating acrobatics, music, dance, drama and martial arts with traditional programs, the troupe has become a distinct influential pioneer of the modern acrobatic art form. The troupe has also established the Beijing International Art School, a comprehensive art academy teaching acrobatics, dance, fine arts, film, performing arts and Chinese Kung fu while training performers from China, Russia, France, Spain, Korea, Vietnam and many other countries.

In 2008, the Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe was selected by the Chinese government as the only official acrobatic performing group for the Beijing Olympic Games, with many of the performers performing in the opening and closing ceremonies. Over the past decade, the Troupe has displayed an innovative evolution in artistic production, constantly reinventing the presentation, lighting and stage design. Their past notable performances have included the Kennedy Center’s China Festival and the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China. The troupe has also won 32 gold medals in both local and international competitions throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, including the “Golden Clown Award” at the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo – regarded as the highest honor of acrobats and circus in the world.

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