The ancient art of Chinese acrobatics will take center state when China’s Golden Dragon Acrobats perform at the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City on October 22, 2010.
Chinese acrobats has developed as one of the most popular art forms among the Chinese people, one that has evolved into many forms of performance including dance, opera, martial arts and sports. The impact of Chinese acrobatics, however, goes far beyond the boundaries of performance, and serves an important role in the cultural exchange between China and Western nations.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago, and are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.The reputation of The Golden Dragon Acrobats is solidly rooted in their attention to artistic details that are unparalleled in the art form. By combining award-winning acrobatics, theatrical techniques and traditional dance with spectacular costumes, the Golden Dragon Acrobats present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present The Golden Dragon Acrobats from China on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 8 PM in Milliken Auditorium. Tickets are $25 advance, $28 at the door and $22 for museum members. Tickets may be purchased on line at dennosmuseum.org or by calling the box office at 231-995-1553.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats will be offering programs for schools in Milliken Auditorium on Friday, October 22. Schools interested in attending the performance should call Diana Bolander, Curator of Education at the Dennos at 231-995-1029.This concert season is made possible at the Dennos Museum Center with support from the Robert T and Ruth Haidt Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Begonia Foundation with media support from WNMC 90.7 and TV 29&8. Housing for the performers is provided by the Cambria Suites, Days Inn, The Grand Traverse Resort and the Tamarack Lodge.
The Dennos Museum Center is open daily 10 AM to 5 PM, Thursday’s until 8 PM and Sundays 1-5 PM. Admission is $6.00 adults, $4.00 for children and free to museum members. For more information on the Museum and its programs, go to dennosmuseum.org or call 231-995-1055. The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1701 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686, at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.