China’s Golden Dragon Acrobats ignite Cox stage; DSU Celebrity Concert Series

ST. GEORGE – On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform the elaborate theatrical show Cirque Ziva as part of Dixie State University’s 2013-14 Celebrity Concert Series.

The shows will be held at the Cox Performing Arts Center on the DSU campus at  225 South 700 East in St. George, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 per person.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, China and have toured since 1978. Members are athletes, actors and artists who have trained in their craft since early childhood. The group averages 200 shows each year, and has performed in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world. In 2005, their Broadway debut and seven-week run at the New Victory Theater earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations, for Best Choreography and Most Unique Theatrical Experience.

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Video courtesy of Dixie State University’s Celebrity Concert Series

The group’s founder, producer and artistic director, Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. In 1998, he began creating theatrically elaborate shows, among them Circo Magnifico, Dream, Pagoda and Cirque D’or, each for a specific market.

With visual and technical innovations presented beautifully through centuries-old Chinese acrobatics, Cirque Ziva represents the best of the Golden Dragon Acrobats and their artistic merit, high production value and solid commitment to cultural exchange.

Event details and contact information

  • Date: Feb. 4-5
  • Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, 225 South 700 East, St. George
  • Admission: $20
  • Contact/more information: Gail Bunker – 435-652-7994, gbunker@dixie.edu or www.dixie.edu/concerts

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