Chinese troupe comes to MIAC

Gillian Mazur, Staff writer

On Mar. 23, Mercyhurst’s Institute for Arts and Culture will host the Golden Dragon Acrobats.
The performance will take place in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats is a company that honors the time-honored tradition of Chinese acrobatics, a tradition that is more than 25 centuries old.
The troupe has been recognized as one of the most important Chinese acrobatic troupes in the United States.
Exceptional in the art form, the company has a reputation that is solidly rooted in commitment and value to the artistic details of production.
Combining award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, theatrical techniques and ancient and contemporary music, impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang have created a show of spectacular skill and captivating beauty.
With both national and international acclaim, the company remains the only Chinese acrobatic company touring year-round.
Performing at more than 100 venues across the country in all 50 states, the Golden Dragons have traveled around the world to over 65 countries.
The current touring company hails from Hebei, China and has performed in 48 states to sold-out audiences within the last four years.
Through their artistic merit, cultural exchange and their participation in youth outreach programs, the Golden Dragons have emerged as one of the leading Chinese acrobatic companies
In Nov. 2005, the Golden Dragons made their Broadway debut and for the next six weeks performed and received standing ovations.
Hailed by the New York Times as otherworldly and magical, the Golden Dragons run was highlighted with two very prestigious New York Drama Desk nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience [Danny Chang] and Best Choreography [Angela Chang].
Tickets to this performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students and youth.
Tickets for all MIAC Live performances are free for Mercyhurst students with I.D.