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Golden Dragon Acrobats
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Phone (617) 482-6661
Price $47-$60
Age Suitability None Specified
Category Performing Arts

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Golden Dragon Acrobats

Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 3:00p
Symphony Hall Boston, MA

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston (Tickets $60-47 on celebrityseries.org). Exponents of the 25-century old tradition of Chinese acrobatics, the Golden Dragon Acrobats tame gravity and fear with feats of balancing, tumbling, and startling gymnastic wizardry. They captivate audiences everywhere with the charm and swashbuckling showmanship of ancient skills such as the Dancing Plates, the Diablo Yo-Yo, and The Tower of Chairs.

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The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today....
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Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 266-1492
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Jan 31, 2011 - paulo on Golden Dragon Acrobats
Overwhelming Technical Skill

The show has its flaws, but you won't mind them. The music is heavy-handed and unrefined. The choreography is serviceable, but uninspired. Neither will matter when you see the sheer physical talent of these performers, who are truly world-class, performing acrobatic feats unmatched in even top-level circuses.

They have an endearing casual excellence. They perform dangerous and demanding stunts with alacrity and enthusiasm. There was no laborious build-up to a single stunt, nor a lengthy soak in the ensuing applause. Rather, there was an ever-rising sequence of waves, with each stunt besting the last without pause.

There was the rare hiccup in the performance, but rather than detract or distract, these bumps simply gave the show immediacy and authenticity. They were skating at the edge of human ability, and they simply held the audience hostage. One could sense the audience, adult and child alike, collectively willing each performer to complete their seemingly impossible tasks.

One would not expect such a display of technical ability to elicit such an emotional audience response, but the visible effort and casual daring of the performers creates an instant connection with the audience.

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