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National Acrobats of China at Nazareth Arts Center, Oct. 28

  • Published: October 11, 2011

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National Acrobats of China at Nazareth Arts Center, Oct. 28

Direct from Beijing, the Nazareth College Arts Center welcomes the National Acrobats of China, a prize-wining troupe who has performed worldwide to great acclaim. The company is a two-time Presidential Gold Award winner at the Cirque de Demain Festival as well as the winner of the Golden Clown Award at the 28th Monte Carlo International Circus Festival. The National Acrobats of China will perform on Friday, October 28, at 8pm.
Tickets to the National Acrobats of China are $40-$70. To purchase tickets, visit or call the Arts Center box office: 585-389-2170 or visit us online:

The show features exquisite costumes, and a unique combination of Eastern and Western art forms, including internationally award-winning acts of contortion, balancing, traditional Chinese diabolo, plate spinning, gymnastics, and cycling.

Based in Beijing, China, the Company owns a large Institution for Acrobatic Schooling, Training and Repertoire. The Institution has over 150 Acrobatic resident performers and over 500 Acrobatic Students of all ages. Funded by a special grant from the Beijing Municipality, the Company invests each year in new productions as well as acrobatic science research and creation, in addition to the training facilities of the center, which has become one of the largest Acrobatic and Circus Arts Center's in China and the world.

The Company has toured abroad to over forty countries including Switzerland, Israel, Finland, Italy, France, Germany, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, India, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Costa Rica, Dominica Republic, Sweden, Mexico, Russia, Portugal and Spain. The performance at the Nazareth College Arts Center in October is part of the Company’s inaugural tour of the United States and Canada.

About the 2011-2012 Season
Billed as a season of “inspiration,” the Nazareth College Arts Center’s 2011-2012 Subscription Series features a diverse roster: everything from awesome acrobats to fabulous Flamenco; an innovative, black-light puppet show to internationally renowned contemporary dance; an all-ages a cappella concert to explosive Japanese drumming. Visit to download a copy of the Season brochure.

Tickets to the National Acrobats of China are $40-$70.
To purchase tickets, visit or call the Arts Center box office: 585-389-2170 or visit us online:
Box office hours are Monday- Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 11 a.m. until curtain time on performance days. The Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office is located on campus, at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618.

Subscription Ticket Orders
Order tickets to FIVE OR MORE DIFFERENT SHOWS and receive a discounted Subscriber price. Subscribers are also invited to attend exclusive Subscriber’s Choice Events: a juggling lesson, flamenco dance lesson, puppet-making classes, an a cappella participatory session, a drum lesson, and a technical lighting/special effects demonstration. Please note: Subscriptions are only available through the box office, and not online.

Nazareth College Arts Center Student Rush Tickets:
Area students with a valid student ID can attend outstanding dance, theatre and international entertainment at the Arts Center for only $5 per show! Arts Center Student Rush Tickets are available for all non-­sold-out 2011-2012 subscription series shows – beginning an hour before the performance time. Students must pay cash for Rush Tickets. Limit: one Rush Ticket per student ID. Student Rush Tickets are not available for premium seating, or for family shows. (Note: Nazareth College students, with valid ID, receive one free ticket per performance.)

About Nazareth College Arts Center: Nazareth College Arts Center is the region’s premier mid-size theater and venue for world-class dance, children’s theatre and international entertainment. The Nazareth College Arts Center is the home of Rochester Children’s Theatre and the performance home of Rochester City Ballet and Garth Fagan Dance. The Nazareth College Arts Center launched the inaugural Dance Festival in 2010, as a community-wide initiative, which drew thousands of participants. The 2011 Nazareth College Arts Center Dance Festival drew 6,093 participants, and featured Kennedy Center honoree and Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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