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Golden Dragon Acrobats troupe to perform in Fine Arts Theatre

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Golden Dragon Acrobats

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Golden Dragon Acrobats for three performances Nov. 18-20 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. Combining acrobatics, traditional dance, colorful costumes and ancient and contemporary music, Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the world as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company.

While many historical records provide evidence for the development of Chinese acrobatics as far back as the Xia dynasty 4,000 years ago, it is commonly held that the art form did not become popular until approximately 2,500 years ago when it began to capture the attention of the country’s emperors. During the Han dynasty, 221 B.C.-220 A.D., acrobatics developed more content and variety and became known as the “hundred tricks.”

Over its long and rich history, acrobatics evolved into one of the most popular art forms among the Chinese people, directly influencing other forms of performance art including dance, opera and even martial arts.

In November 2005, the Golden Dragon Acrobats made their Broadway debut at the New Victory Theater, New York’s renowned theater for children and families.

Tickets for Golden Dragon Acrobats are $15 for children and $30 for adults with special discounts for UGA students. They can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400.