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Ancient artistry in an acrobatic extravaganza for all ages

Who doesn’t love a circus? We never outgrow the awe and delight we feel at witnessing such spectacle. 

Who doesn’t love a circus? We never outgrow the awe and delight we feel at witnessing such spectacle. As a special treat for fans young and old, Boerne Performing Arts brings the PEKING ACROBATS to town on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 at Champion Auditorium in Boerne with guest artists from THE SHANGHAI CIRCUS to create a very special Chinese acrobatic extravaganza unlike any other! The collaboration of The Peking Acrobats and The Shanghai Circus offers the unsurpassed acts and superlative talents of both shows. This breathtaking performance offers more than a glimpse into the fascinating traditions of Chinese acrobatics. The art form has been transformed from its simple “folk-art” roots to the spectacular entertainment event we see today, through centuries of tradition along with innovative embellishments combining sensational acrobatics, feats of strength, agility, control, comedy, balance, contortion, juggling, precision roller skating, and much more. You will be amazed at the extraordinary exhibition of gymnastics, skill, and pageantry by this phenomenal troupe.

The grace and precision of the acrobats in each and every performance is a celebration of the mastery each artist has achieved over years of dedicated training, discipline, and finding harmony between mind and body - an ancient concept that, employed by these athlete/artists, demonstrates and balances the physics of movement with the art of artistic expression and entertainment. No longer simply folk art or a diplomatic display for the royal courts of eastern Asia, in modern times, Chinese acrobatics has become a beloved global phenomenon. The world-touring troupe of The Peking Acrobats and Shanghai Circus push what is possible to the limits of gravity, strength and ability with stunts that will impress and amaze. Having toured for over thirty years around the world, their incredible popularity and longevity is a testament to the awesome power of their performances.

The performers will be participating in a free FOR KIDS! outreach program for all BISD third graders. Before the evening performance and at intermission, students from the Boerne High School Jazz Band will fill the lobby with engaging music, and artwork from middle school students representing Boerne Middle Schools North, South, and Voss will be on display.

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