West Virginia University at Parkersburg NEWS
Update Feb. 2,2010 - Show is sold out; no tickets will be available at the door.
Jan. 26, 2010
WVU Parkersburg Distinguished Performance Series to present Golden Dragon Acrobats.
CONTACT: Dr. H.G. Young III, professor of music, 304-424-8248.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Distinguished Performance Series will present the award-winning Golden Dragon Acrobats from China at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in the College Activities Center.
Tickets for the family-friendly program are available in the college Business Office at $10 for adults and $5 for students with special advanced ticket prices for WVU Parkersburg students.
Direct from the Hebei province, the Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 27 centuries ago. The company blends award-winning acrobatics and traditional dance with spectacular costumes and ancient and contemporary theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
The company has traveled to all 50 states and to over 65 countries on five continents, With performers trained in the rigorous art of acrobatics since early youth, the troupe has garnered international acclaim.
The ensemble is a seven-time recipient of the National Association of Campus Activities Entertainer of the Year Award, and the Campus Activities Today’s Performer of the Year Award.
In 2005, the Golden Dragon Acrobats made its Broadway debut to a sold-out audience at the New Victory Theater, New York's ultimate theater for kids and families. Its six-week Broadway run led to standing ovations from audiences of all ages and critical acclaim from the New York press.
Since 1985, not only has the Golden Dragon Acrobats toured North American continuously, it also has conducted resident shows in theme parks across the United States. On average, the Golden Dragon Acrobats presents over 200 performances each year at 100 to 200 venues across the United States. The company also spends more than one third of its tour participating in community and youth outreach programs.
Additional information is available by contacting Dr. H.G. Young III, DP Series coordinator, 304-424-8248.
The DP series is made possible with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and the WV Higher Education Policy Commission and Council for Community and Technical College Education.
For additional information, contact:
(304-424-8203 - Office)