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Golden Dragon Acrobats bring ancient performance art to WCU on Sept. 9

The Golden Dragon Acrobats will bring the 2000-year tradition of Chinese acrobatics to Western Carolina University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as a premier Chinese acrobatic touring company.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as a premier Chinese acrobatic touring company.

The company’s stunts and acts feature different balances of skills in grace, coordination, agility, equilibrium, motion, stillness, timing, strength and frenetic energy, including a moment in which the performers ride a bicycle – the same bicycle, all at the same time.

Director Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine acrobatics, traditional dance, colorful costumes, ancient and contemporary music with theatrical techniques to present a show of skill and beauty often unfamiliar to western audiences.

The performance opens WCU’s 2015-16 Arts and Cultural Events Performance Series at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $5 for students and $10 for all others.

Another ACE event coming up will be a Homecoming Comedy Show hosted by comedian Jose Barrientos at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Bardo Arts Center, featuring headliner Iliza Shlesinger with Chloe Hilliard and Kevin Yee. Tickets will be $5 for students and $10 general admission, going on sale Tuesday, Sept. 15.

The ACE series also includes the Southern Circuit Film Series, an eclectic collection of six unique documentary films presented throughout the academic year, with filmmakers available for an associated Q&A session.

A committee of student, faculty and staff volunteers selects the events and films for the ACE series each year.

Season tickets as well as tickets for presentations taking place at the Bardo Arts Center are available at its box office and can be purchased online at bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or by calling 828-227-2479.

For more information about the ACE series, visit ace.wcu.edu or contact Francis Ann Ortiz-Pineda, assistant director for campus programs, at 828-227-2612.

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