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The National Circus of the People's Republic of China to Perform Cirque Chinois

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: October 23, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo welcomes The National Circus of the People's Republic of China in Cirque Chinois on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

For nearly six decades, The National Circus of the People's Republic of China has been performing its unique brand of circus. As one of China's most acclaimed and influential circus troupes, they will be introducing a spectacular new production for its inaugural North American tour -- Cirque Chinois.

Direct from Beijing, audiences of all ages will appreciate the jaw-dropping feats of these highly-skilled artists. Renowned worldwide for their signature acts such as the Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze and Group Contortion, the troupe has consistently performed to universal acclaim.

Many of the artists featured in Cirque Chinois have won medals and awards for their work with The National Circus of the People's Republic of China. The company has won more than 20 gold and silver medals at international competitions for their work in the field.

DC Metro Theatre has described Cirque Chinois as, "a collection of intriguing acts inviting one to explore the limits of imagination where you dream of transcending human bounds. The gravity defying acts were a staple of the performance, keeping one watching in anticipation for the entire show."

Tickets for The National Circus of the People's Republic of China in Cirque Chinois are $26.50 general admission and $16.50 for students and children. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and tickets.com. To charge tickets call 1-888-223-6000. For more information call 716-645-2787 or visit http://www.ubcfa.org.