One of the Longest Running and Most Distinguished Circus Troupes in the World to Showcase the Inaugural Performance of its New “Cirque Chinois” Program.
Chinese National Circus to Dazzle at the Park Theatre
November 2, 2012
The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China will perform “Cirque Chinois” at the historic Park Theatre in Cranston RI on Thursday, Nov. 8. Founded in 1953, the award-winning troupe is currently in the midst of their first ever cross-country tour of the United States and Canada.
Straight from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China is highly acclaimed for their unique acts such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, Straw Hats Juggling and more. Along with being one of the longest running circuses in China, and in the world, this group was responsible for changing the concept of circuses from animal-focused to performance-focused; influencing the creators of “Cirque du Soleil.”
“We’re delighted to bring this distinguished group of performers to Rhode Island for the first time,” explained Yusuf Gandhi, Executive Director of the Park Theater. “It’s important to the Park Theatre to showcase the different cultures that make up our communities while also providing our patrons with an unforgettable experience – it’s going to be an amazing show!”
The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China has won over twenty Gold and Silver medals at international circus festivals such as the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival, Cirque de Demain and the China National Acrobatic Competition. The group’s flying trapeze act has performed with the “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus” along with tours throughout Western Europe.
The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China’s performance of “Cirque Chinois” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 8. Tickets are priced at $35, $45 and $55. Discounts are available for seniors and children, along with a special “Family Circus Pack” for families and groups of four or more by calling the Theatre directly at (401) 467-7275. Tickets may also be purchased through the Theatre’s secure website: www.ParkTheatreRI.com.
The Park Theatre is located at 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910. Free parking is available for all shows.
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