Prepare to Be Amazed and Entertained by The Peking Acrobats

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, February 14, 2020 – The Peking Acrobats® are bringing their unique brand of Chinese acrobatics to Walton Arts Center for one night only, Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 pm as part of the Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield Family Fun Series.

Tickets range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, at waltonartscenter.org or by calling 479.443.5600.

For 32 years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess with trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control.

The group has been featured on numerous television shows and celebrity-studded TV specials. They set the world record for the Human Chair Stack in 1999. They have also made their way onto the silver screen – company members were featured in Ocean’s Eleven. Former company member, Shaobo Qin, also appeared in Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen.

The Peking Acrobats are part of a time-honored Chinese tradition, rooted in centuries of Chinese history and folk art. Tradition demands that each generation of acrobats add its own improvements and embellishments; because of this, high honor is conferred upon those skilled enough to become acrobats.

“The Peking Acrobats [are] pushing the envelope of human possibility,” combining agility and grace in remarkable feats of “pure artistry,” said Clive Davis of the New York Post.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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