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New Shanghai Circus

January 12, 2012
The Maui News
Kahului – The twisting, turning, bending, jumping, balancing and juggling New Shanghai Circus performers are nothing short of fantastic. Old and new feats by the young acrobats from China are coming to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater for two days of three shows:?4 and 7:30 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Tuesday. Always a family favorite that thrills audiences of all ages, the performance showcases Chinese acrobatic skills have been passed on from farmers and craftsmen through generations. Building on the traditional performances, artists of today’s New Shanghai Circus have added layers of complexity with new techniques and spectacular stunts, wowing audiences around the globe. Catch their once-a-year stop on Maui before they jump to the next stop on their intensive tours. Tickets are $12, $20 and $26, plus applicable fees, available from the MACC box office, 242-7469 and www.mauiarts.org. Preshow dinner by A Saigon Cafe. For details on the New Shanghai Circus, visit www.acrobatsofchina.com.
New Shanghai Circus members practice before a Maui Arts & Cultural Center show last year; photo from The Maui News archives.
 
 

 

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