The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back, returning to its roots in an innovative spectacular new production – ‘Dynasty’.
The history of the Chinese State Circus spans 25 years when it was conceived by Creative Director, Phillip Gandey who became the first Circus Director in Europe to obtain permission from the Chinese Cultural authorities to be allowed to tour a Big Top production of his own creation, performed entirely by Chinese acrobats.
Phillip has spent a considerable time extensively travelling throughout China to select the very best circus artistes who will not only be worthy of continuing the proud and unequalled tradition of acrobatic excellence in the Chinese State Circus but also be capable of raising the “incomparable” standards to even higher contemporary heights.
“In our latest production we have returned to the pure and honest perfection in acrobatics upon which our reputation is based,” said Phillip. “We have the world class artistes capable of performing the excellence required.”
The Chinese State Circus will be playing at Central Park, Wallasey from Tuesday 30th May to Sunday 4th June, in its fully heated big top venue.
Breathtaking in its simplicity, “Dynasty” projects into a contemporary setting, an art form that has thrilled audiences for more than 2,000 years, where low-tech everyday objects are transformed into hi-tech acrobatic equipment. Hurtling porcelain jars… dynamically spinning plates… balancing upon gigantic pyramids of tables and chairs – all framed by the delicate strands of silk supporting cascading aerialists.
Stunning world class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers interact with the super-human physical skills and dexterity of the masters of martial arts – the legendary Shaolin Warriors.
The non-stop action from start to finale, as thrill follows thrill, is set to a soaring musical score accompanied by the rhythmic beats of Chinese percussion. It’s outstanding acrobatic achievement that could until now only be created via video through special effects – yet it is performed live in front of an audience and the impossible becomes a reality. It is what has earned the Chinese State Circus the accolade “incomparable”.
Central Park, Wallasey, CH44 0BS
Tuesday 30th May – Sunday 4th June
Tues – Fri: 2.30pm & 7.00pm
Saturday: 2.00pm, 4.45pm & 7.30pm
Sunday: 12 noon & 3.00pm
Deluxe G/stand £24/£20
Front Circle £20/£18
Side Circle £15/£12
Rear Circle (restricted view) £12/£10
Box office open: Monday 29th May 10am – 8pm daily
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