Back by popular demand, the world famous Golden Dragon Acrobats bring a circus-arts spectacular filled with physically daring and visually stunning human feats to Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Two performances take place on April 7 at 3pm and 7pm.
The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as one of the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring companies of today. The spellbinding artistry and amazing athletics will thrill audience members of all ages.
Tickets for the performances are $15 – $20. Members of UDPAC and children 12 and under save $1. Tickets may be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. The performances are two hours with intermission, and appropriate for children 4 and up. Upper Darby Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.
Combining award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques, the troupe has traveled to all 50 states and to more than 65 countries on five continents. They have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on Broadway, and in hundreds of cities across North America. The Golden Dragon Acrobats received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway performances.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The ancient art of acrobatics has developed into one of China’s most popular art forms. As well as evolving into many forms of performance — dance, opera, martial arts and sports — acrobatics has served an important role in the cultural exchange between China and Western nations. The Golden Dragon Acrobats exemplify a hard-working nature and set an example of the rich traditions of Chinese culture.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.