Monday, October 6, 2014

Golden Dragon Acrobats to perform at the Dennos Museum Center on October 24, 2014

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the return of The Golden Dragon Acrobats from China on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8 PM in Milliken Auditorium. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door, $22 for Museum Members plus a $2 processing fee. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Museum Box office at 231-995-1553, or on line at; also at or 1-800-836-0717. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have sold out every time they have performed in Traverse City so do not wait to get your tickets.

The ancient art of Chinese acrobatics has developed as one of the most popular art forms among the Chinese people, one that has evolved into many forms of performance - including dance, opera, martial arts and sports. The impact of Chinese acrobatics, however, goes far beyond the boundaries of performance, and serves an important role in the cultural exchange between China and Western nations.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago, and are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. The reputation of The Golden Dragon Acrobats is solidly rooted in their attention to artistic details that are unparalleled in the art form. By combining award-winning acrobatics, theatrical techniques and traditional dance with spectacular costumes, the Golden Dragon Acrobats present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

“We are very excited to have The Golden Dragon Acrobats return” says Gene Jenneman, Museum Director. ”There are still foot prints on the acoustical ceiling panels of Milliken Auditorium from their first performance here and last year’s show had everyone’s heart stopped over the amazing “tower of chairs” act. I have seen numerous Chinese acrobatic acts at the Performing Arts Fair in Guangzhou, China. This group matches the quality and performing capacity of any acrobatic group I saw there.”

This performance season is made possible at the Dennos Museum Center with support from Arts Midwest, the Robert T and Ruth Haidt Trust, and the Osterlin Performance Endowment with media support from WNMC 90.7 and TV 29&8. Housing for The Golden Dragon Acrobats is provided by Country Inn and Suites.

The Dennos Museum Center is open daily 10 AM to 5 PM, Thursday’s until 8 PM and Sundays 1-5 PM. For more information on the Museum and its programs, go to or call 231-995-1055. The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1410 College Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686, at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.

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