National Acrobats of Taiwan Visit Mason for Two Performances

Posted: March 23, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Graduates of the National Fsu Hsing Dramatic Arts Academy and the National Kuo Kuang Academy of Arts strive to keep the folk dramatic arts of ancient Chinese civilization alive through rigorous training and discipline. Their endeavors, coupling extreme physicality with tradition, continually entertain people the world over. The National Acrobats of Taiwan return to the Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 25, for two performances at 2 and 8 p.m.

By preserving the systematic teaching methods of ancient China, the masters at the Fu Hsing Academy ensure the continuation of this traditional art form, passed from generation to generation. Audiences delight in the performers’ clever uses for the objects of daily life, such as chairs, tables, poles, ladders, plates, bottles and jars. Breathtaking to watch, the National Acrobats of Taiwan keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats with a colorful, dramatic, and fast-paced performance.

An artistic discussion begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Concert Hall’s Grand Tier. Tickets are $42, $34, and $21. Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com.

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