Although the modern circus has begun as early as the mid-18th century, early circus dates all the way back to ancient Rome. Chinese acrobatics go back even further to 221 B.C., more than 2,000 years ago! Some of those ancient traditions remain to this day and can be seen in various forms at The New Shanghai Circus, a world-renowned acrobatic company. This month they will be holding one performance only at the Schimmel Center at Pace University you won’t want to miss!
New Shanghai Circus features astonishing athletes while executing breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. If it’s humanly possible – and even if it seems as if it’s not – these acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair.
New Shanghai Circus is considered to be China’s most celebrated acrobatic company; the performers for the New Shanghai Circus have stunned and amazed audiences all over the world. Each year the troupe adds new performers creating a revolving line-up of award winning favorites the Human Strength and Beauty, Plates Spinning, Jar Jugglers, Diabolo, Magic Clock, Butterfly Lovers, and more. Over 40 Acrobats of China showcase dramatic interpretation of classic Chinese dance and physical performance art with extraordinary and inventive feats of strength and skill, control and balance, grace and charisma.
When: 2/24/2019 at 4 pm
Where: Schimmel Center at Pace University
3 Spruce St., NYC (between Park Row and Gold St.)
Price: $29 and up. $20 for kids under 12, when accompanied by an adult.
To purchase tickets click here or call the box office (212) 346-1715. Box office hours are Tue-Sat 12-5 and three hours prior to performance time until intermission.
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets to the show. Upcoming Show: New Shanghai Circus at Pace University
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a freelance writer and has written for several blogs, including The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for eighteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 12, 9 and 6) and loves finding great products for her family. Upcoming Show: New Shanghai Circus at Pace University