Time: April 30, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
Street: 2900 Avenue H
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11210
Website or Map: http://www.brooklyncenter.org/
Event Discipline: dance, theatre, circus
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick Communications
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2017
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with a performance by The Golden Dragon Acrobats on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children (ages 12 and under) and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People’s Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. The company’s members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their crafts since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances annually and has toured through all 50 states and to over 65 countries across the world. In 2005, their Broadway debut and seven-week run at the New Victory Theater earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations (for Best Choreography and Most Unique Theatrical Experience). The troupe returned to the Broadway venue for the holiday 2014 season, making them the ONLY acrobatic troupe from China chosen to perform twice at this prestigious venue.
The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, and both ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
The group’s founder, producer, and artistic director, Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. He began his training at the age of eight with his family’s acrobatic school in Taipei, and joined its touring wing, The Golden Dragon Acrobats, at age ten. He is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Medal for International Faith and Goodwill by the Republic of China’s Coordination Council for North American Affairs. In 1998, Chang restructured The Golden Dragon Acrobats to form Asian Artists Productions, Inc. (AAPI). While the new company continued to produce and tour The Golden Dragon Acrobats, AAPI expanded to create theatrically elaborate shows like Circo Magnifico, Dream, Pagoda, Cirque D’or, Cirque Ziva, and others, each for a specific US market.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ presentation of The Golden Dragon Acrobats is made possible, in part, through the generous support of TD Bank.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2900 Avenue H Brooklyn, NY 11210
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3327