October 4, 2011
Lyceum Series kicks off with Chinese acrobatic group
The Golden Dragon Acrobats, a world-renowned Chinese troupe, will begin Harding’s annual Lyceum Series Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium at the University.
The company of 27 acrobats from Cangzhou, Hebei province in China incorporates acrobatics, traditional dance, costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques in all of their performances under the direction of impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang. Their awards include the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Entertainer of the Year and the Campus Activities Today’s Performer of the Year.
The troupe has toured in more than 65 countries on five continents and, beginning in 1985, traveled to all 50 states. Their 2005 Broadway debut at the New Victory Theater gained them universal praise from the New York City press and earned the group two New York Drama Desk nominations.
This will be the Golden Dragons’ third visit to the University and is co-sponsored by The Daily Citizen.
Tickets will be sold for $5 at the door. For more information, call the music department at 501-279-4343.