Special to The Log
November 30, 2012
Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China will perform their new international sensation "Cirque Chinois" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State.
The National Circus has toured 80 countries around the world and is renowned for their unique acts, award-winning talent, and innovative “non-animal circus” concept, which influenced the pioneers of “Cirque du Solel” in the 1980’s.
The show features incredible performances of masterful contortion, graceful aerial acts with silks and rings, powerful Chinese martial arts, the Golden Award-winning “Great Teeterboard” act, magic acts including one featuring Chinese opera masks, and much more. The “Cirque Chinois” program also features an opening ceremony displaying the traditional Chinese culture and ancient artistic legacy of the performers. The National Circus was founded in 1953 making it one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China.