The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Present Peking Dreams United States Tour. They are now at Walton Arts Center performing this Friday and Saturday December 11th and 12th.
We had a chance to speak with the Artist Director Deng, Baojin today before their performance for area school kids.
|From left to right Harold Li, Wen Chen, Deng, Baojin and Drew Thompson at Walton Arts Center|
Peking Dreams incorporates elements of acrobatics, Chinese circus and Peking Opera, and invites audiences into an artistic world full of history and wonder. The actors' flawless performance, colorful costumes and elaborate make-up will astound audiences with visual and aural treats.
Watch interview below.
We would like to thank Walton Arts Center, The National Circus and Acrobats of People's Republic of China and University of Arkansas Chinese Students & Scholars Association for assisting us in this interview.
Information provided by Walton Arts Center about The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China:
Peking (today known as Beijing), the capital of the People’s Republic of China, is a famous city with a history spanning 1,000 years and a wealth of precious Chinese cultural heritage, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. Acrobatic art, Chinese circus and Peking Opera are Chinese cultural treasures that are beloved among the people of Peking. These art forms combine music, acrobatics, performance, mime and dance, and share many similarities with Western culture. Foreign tourists walking along the streets or strolling through the parks of Peking can often hear natives singing beautiful Peking opera, see them playing diabolo or see them performing other acrobatics.