Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
The Golden Dragon Acrobats
Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2015-16 season with a performance by The Golden Dragon Acrobats on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children (ages 12 and under) and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
Hailing from the Hebei and Henan provinces in the People’s Republic of China, The Golden Dragon Acrobats have toured the United States continuously since 1978. Its members are athletes, actors, and artists who have studied and trained for their craft since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances each year and has toured more than 65 countries across the globe as well as through all 50 states; in fact, they are the only Chinese acrobatic company touring year round in the United States. In 2005, their seven-week run at the New Victory Theater in New York City earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations (for Best Choreography and Most Unique Theatrical Experience).
The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, and both ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
The group’s founder, producer, and artistic director, Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. He began his training at the age of eight with his family’s acrobatic school in Taipei, and joined its touring wing, The Golden Dragon Acrobats, at age ten. He is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Medal for International Faith and Goodwill by the Republic of China’s Coordination Council for North American Affairs. In 1998, Chang restructured The Golden Dragon Acrobats to form Asian Artists Productions, Inc. (AAPI). While the new company continued to produce and tour The Golden Dragon Acrobats, AAPI expanded to create theatrically elaborate shows like Circo Magnifico, Dream, Pagoda, Cirque D’or, Cirque Ziva, and others, each for a specific US market.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ presentation of The Golden Dragon Acrobats is made possible, in part, through the generous support of Macy’s.
Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for International Women of Reggae or Alexander, Who’s Not…Going to Move). Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. A 50% discount for children ages 12 and under is offered for select performances. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, active/retired military personnel, and groups. $10 student rush tickets are available day-of-show.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331
About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Major support for the 2015-16 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, Shanachie Entertainment Corp, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Macy’s Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Media Group, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s. Pianos for select performances provided by Steinway & Sons.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams; New York City Council Cultural Affairs Commitee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.