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World-famous acrobat troupe flips into San Antonio for new twist on Tricentennial

World-famous acrobat troupe flips into San Antonio for Tricentennial

The New Chinese Acrobats
The New Chinese Acrobats spring into town this October.  Photo courtesy of IMG Artists
New Chinese Acrobats
The act mixes traditional Eastern acrobatics with Western theatrics.  Photo courtesy of ARTS San Antonio
The New Chinese Acrobats
New Chinese Acrobats

Witness truly awe-inspiring stunts when the New Chinese Acrobats spring into San Antonio this fall. As part of the city's official Tricentennial celebration, the China-based troupe will perform in Alamo City on October 18 for one night only.

Presented by ARTS San Antonio, the New Chinese Acrobats will take the Majestic Theatre stage with the greatest of ease, using their acrobatic skills and gorgeous stage design to craft a can't-miss spectacle. In addition to new performances, the Majestic show incorporates acts from festivals such as Monte Carlo Circus Festival and World Circus Festival of Paris.

"The New Chinese Acrobats present the opportunity to view the best of China’s ancient folk art with the style and virtuosity of today’s generation," the City of San Antonio said in a press release. "Performers [are] selected from across China for their high-level acrobatic skills and innovative staging."

The troupe, which was created in association with the Canadian Cirque Eloize Company, has wowed crowds across the world. Billed as mixing both traditional Eastern acrobatics and modern styles, the show is part circus act, part theatrical production and uses everything from jump ropes to bicycles piled high with performers. 

This performance is an official part of the city's 300th anniversary Tricentennial celebration. Celebrations — which have ranged from citywide spectacles to more intimate affairs — kicked off in early 2018 and will run through January 2019. 

Tickets for the New Chinese Acrobats at the Majestic Theatre are priced from $29-$99, and group discounts are also available through ARTS San Antonio. More information can be found here.