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Chinese acrobats to visit Culver Feb. 22

February 9, 2011

Eppley Auditorium (pictured here) on the campus of Culver Academies, will host the Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi acrobatic troupe Feb. 22.

Culver Academies' Huffinton Concert Series will continue on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. with the Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi acrobatic troupe; onstage at Eppley Auditorium on the Academies campus.
According to the group's website at www.isaattractions.com/shows/cirque-shanghai-bai-xi, Chinese acrobating spectacles date back to the Han Dynasty more than 2,000 years ago, and "were first called 'Bai Xi,' meaning “one hundred amazing acts,” in reference to the performer’s seemingly limitless skills and innumerable feats they could perform. These daring and beautiful talents were featured in command performances for China’s imperial courts and have been passed down and enhanced through generations."
The performance combines traditional and modern acrobatic stage performance, continues the site, including "awesome displays of physical strength with incredible feats of balance; graceful folkloric pageantry with fast paced contemporary dance; energetic martial arts with phenomenal equilibrialist skills… all performed in spectacular costumes, on the stage and high in the air, in a grand theatrical production.
Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi features "state-of-the-art computerized lighting and beautiful orchestrations that range from exotic Oriental to trend setting electronic faction," the site explains.
The public is welcome to attend this performance. Culver Academies' box office has two locations: the Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center (box office is located in the foyer of the main entry facing Academy Road), open Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. (closed during academic breaks); and the Eppley Auditorium (box office located in the lobby), open one hour prior to any ticketed performance
Email Marsha Coven to request tickets at covenm@culver.org. The box office phone number is: 574-842-7058 . Ticket prices for the Huffington Concert Series (all seats are reserved seating) are $20 for orchestra/mezzanine (senior/student $15); and $15 for balcony (senior/student $10). All ticket sales are final. The box office accepts cash, check, MasterCard, Visa and American Express

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