With a cast of Shaolin Warriors, flying acrobats, dancing lions and artists from the Peking Opera performing together for the first time outside of China, expect a full house when The Chinese State Circus arrives in Cheltenham for three-days of jaw-dropping performances in February.
Some of the world’s greatest acrobats and a selection of Olympic Gold and Silver medallists will join forces with the undisputed masters of martial arts, The Shaolin Warriors, for the action-packed two-hour show which is currently touring Europe – arriving at Cheltenham Racecourse’s The Centaur on Friday 1 until Sunday 3 February 2008.
Stretching the possibilities of human achievement, the performers have been hand-picked from seven different troupes in China to give Gloucestershire audiences a unique selection of ancient arts and modern day wonders.
Expect to see back-flipping acrobats, a dizzying succession of juggling gymnasts, candelabra-balancing contortionists, plate-spinning and Chinese pole balancers, as well as a sumptuous performance of the Lion Dance. It is no wonder the show has been described as ‘the most exhilarating circus ever seen’.
Event: The Chinese State Circus
Venue: The Centaur
Dates: Friday 1 and Sunday 3 February 2008
Times: The show starts at 8pm on the Friday, 2.30pm and 7.30pm on the Saturday and 2.30pm and 6pm on the Sunday.
Tickets: Cost between £16 and £27.50 and are available from The Everyman box office on (01242) 691141.
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