associate director of the Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.8523
The world’s leading Chinese acrobat troupe, the Golden Dragon Acrobats, are set to perform at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Health & Sports Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 7.
Admission is free for UNK students with their UNK ID, and $3 for the general public. Children ages 12-and-under will be admitted free.
From an early age, performers in the Golden Dragon Acrobats troupe are trained in the art of Chinese acrobatics to perform the physical and theatrical feats featured in this production. Adding to the visual appeal of the troupe’s performance are traditional Chinese dances, and a combination of costumes and stage techniques, both ancient and contemporary.
Kristin Anderson, director of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado in Boulder, described the group’s performance there saying: “The Acrobats were amazing! Their talent and athletic skill is on par with Olympic athletes.”
The Golden Dragon Acrobats, originally from the Hebei province in China, have performed in 65 countries across five continents. They are also touring the U.S. for the 28th consecutive year, having performed in all 50 states, including the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In addition, the troupe made their Broadway debut last November.
International acclaim has followed the Golden Dragon Acrobats wherever they perform. They have received positive reviews from the New York Times and the Washington Post. In addition, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have received seven National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Entertainer of the Year Awards and the Campus Activities Today’s Performers of the Year Award.