PEMBROKE — The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China will perform Cirque Chinois at the Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
The troupe was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running circus troupes in China.
According to Tasha Oxendine, director of marketing for the Givens Performing Arts Center, the performance is distinct.
“This award-winning circus-stage event has very unique acts in their program such as the grand flying trapeze, group contortion, straw hats juggling, girls’ balance with bowls and many other outstanding acts,” Oxendine said.
The company has won more than 20 gold and silver medals and various other awards at international circus festivals, including the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival, Cirque de Demain and China National Acrobatic Competition.
The circus has visited 80 countries around the world.
“Last fall GPAC hosted the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China for the first time to our stage,” Oxendine said. “People traveled from throughout the Southeast to see this performance. It is still being talked about among our patrons.”
Tickets range from $12 to $25. Educators can take advantage of a discounted $12 ticket.
or information, contact the GPAC box office at 910-521-6361 or visit www.uncp.edu/gpac.