Golden Dragon Acrobats bring Cirque Ziva to the Potter Center stage

February 19, 2018

Thrill to the amazing acrobatics, style and grace as the Potter Center at Jackson College welcomes Cirque Ziva to the stage, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

Back by popular demand, Cirque Ziva features a large cast and spectacular set designs, illustrating the best of creator and producer Danny Chang’s brand of artistic merit, high production value and solid commitment to cultural exchange. Drawing on the traditions of Chinese acrobatics, Cirque Ziva is a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented stage show presented by the Golden Dragon Acrobats, created by Chang for Asian Artists Productions, Inc. or AAPI. This elaborate production will thrill and amaze audiences.

Originally from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People’s Republic of China, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have toured for more than 30 years to international acclaim. They practice the rigorous art of Chinese Acrobatics, an art form that first became popular in China 2,500 years ago. The 25 acrobats are athletes, actors and artists who have trained since childhood. They will amaze audience members with acrobatic feats they perform using their bodies and simple props including everyday objects like plates, jugs, bicycles, umbrellas and more. Cirque Ziva combines ancient and contemporary music along with modern theatrical techniques. It is a graceful performance suitable for families with children.

Tickets for Cirque Ziva are $28, $22 and $15; $10 tickets available for students and children 12 years and under (with a minimum of one adult/full price ticket). To purchase tickets, call the Potter Center Ticket Office at 517.796.8600, or online at www.jccmi.edu/pottercenter.