The Peking Acrobats To Perform On Tuesday, Feb. 12, At The UNK Health And Sports Center

UNK – The world-renowned Peking Acrobats will perform at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Health and Sports Center. 
       Among their feats, the acrobats hold the world record for the human chair stack. They set the record while performing on Fox’s “Guinness Book Primetime” TV show by balancing six people on six chairs 21 feet in the air without safety lines. The group has also been featured on a number of television shows and TV specials including Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous,” “The Wayne Brady Show,” “That’s Incredible,” ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” and NBC’s “Ring in the New Year Holiday Special.” The Peking Acrobats travel with their own live band, which plays cultural music while the acrobats are performing.
       The performance is open to the public. Admission is free with a UNK ID; $4 for the general public.
       The Peking Acrobats debuted in 1986 and have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. Of the group’s performers, perhaps the best-known acrobat is Shaobo Qin who starred as Yen in the Steven Soderbergh films “Ocean’s 11,” “Ocean’s 12” and “Ocean’s 13.” 
       “I am very excited to have such a unique and wonderful group coming to UNK,” said Danen Rundle, LPAC main stage committee chair. “The performance will be awesome, and we think that everyone who attends will have a good time. You will leave in amazement and wanting to see more.”
       The group will perform wire-walking, trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics. They defy gravity with displays of contortion, flexibility and control, and they showcase skill and ability with their juggling dexterity and balancing feats. 
       “Two years ago we brought in another performing group of acrobats,” Rundle said. “We are expecting to have 3,000 – 4,000 in attendance for this performance.”  This is the first time the Peking Acrobats will perform at UNK.
       “Loper Programming Activities Council is excited to have Peking Acrobats come to campus, because it should be a fun-filled night with amazing Chinese acrobatic stunts,” Rundle concluded.