Chinese acrobats to perform at Quick Center
Fairfield University's 2011-12 Arts & Minds Season will continue its "Awesome Fun" series with two performances by the National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road.
The evening program will include "In the Moonlight," combining classical ballet and acrobatic hand-to-hand balancing, "Joyful Songs & Tunes" with spinning plates and "Flying Meteors," a modernized tumbling display of an ancient Chinese acrobatic act from at least 2,000 years ago.
It will also feature "Drizzling Evenfall" with simultaneously juggled umbrellas and "Wings of the Wind" featuring bicycle skills.
The acrobats from Beijing, having performed worldwide, was the first national performing arts troupe established by the republic in 1950, according to the university.
The company, which owns and operates the Institution for Acrobatic Schooling, Training and Repertoire, is funded by a l grant from the Beijing municipality.
The 3 p.m. show is a 60-minute matinee performance with tickets priced at $30, $25 and $20, while the 7 p.m. show is a two-hour performance with tickets at $40, $35 and $30.
Tickets are available through the Quick Center box office at 203-254-4010 or online at www.quickcenter.com.