Thrills and chills will manifest as the mind-boggling, gravity-defying performers of the Shanghai Circus take to the Morrison Center stage on Friday, Feb. 17.
The Chinese acrobats put on a show that incorporates a blend of traditional Chinese dance, dynamic modern stunts and many more extraordinary acts that will hold eyes captive and redefine what's possible for humans to do.
For several years, the acrobats have found a home in Branson, Mo., where their trademark show has won numerous awards, including Best Show in 1999, a golden key from the city's mayor and the Peace Award for the group's contributions to world peace through the arts. The group also earned a special mention in the Guinness Book of World Records for winning more national gold, silver and bronze medals than any other acrobatic troupe.
The troupe is made up of the best of the best acrobatic stars, and the majority of these performers began mastering their craft as young children in the Chinese acrobat schools. The now-traveling troupe has put together an impressive line-up of contortionists, jugglers and other high-flying acts that possess a cultural flare varying from traditional to contemporary.
State-of-the-art lighting and sound complement this extravaganza, along with stunning costumes. Star performers present individual acts practiced to perfection. Be prepared for anything at this dramatic live event.