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Acrobats to bring spectacular show
Megan Blume
Antelope Staff
Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo

World-class performance free to students


Acrobats will be flying 30 feet in the air, balancing on bicycles and climbing atop a tower of wobbly chairs. These are only a few of the daring stunts performed by the Chinese Golden Acrobats, performing March 31 in the Health and Sports Center.

 The performance is described as having “traditional dance, spectacular costumes, theatrical techniques, and ancient and contemporary music.” The audience can count on seeing contortionists, a wobbly tower of chairs and jugglers tossing plates.

 “The acrobats have been here before, but this is the first time in four years they’ve been back,” said Tim Danube, Nebraskan Student Union associate director. “We’ve had concerts the last two or three years so we thought the acrobats would be a good change of pace.”

 The acrobat troupe is from Hebei, China, and has traveled to all 50 states and around the world to more than 65 countries on five continents. On average, the Golden Dragon Acrobats present more than 200 performances each year at 100-200 venues across the United States.

 “The students booked the event because it is spectacular,” Danube said. “This group travels around the world and is highly acclaimed. If one were to go see this group in New York on Broadway, they would pay upwards of $50 a ticket.”

 The Chinese Golden Acrobats performance is a welcome back from spring break event hosted by the Loper Programming and Activities Council.


when and where


Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Health and Sports Center. Free to UNK students, $4 for general admission, children 10 and under are free. Tickets are available at the Nebraskan Student Union and at Hastings Books, Music and Video.



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