Chinese Acrobats to perform at Jefferson Theatre on Saturday
Direct from Jinan, China, one of the world’s most awarded acrobatic troupes — The China Circus featuring FenMo Acrobatic Troupe — will be perform two shows at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The China Circus is known for its colorful costumes and daring feats of human performance art. The Acrobats of China, which features the New Shanghai Circus, are based in Branson, Missouri, and the Jinan Troupe is considered to be one of the most skilled and highly awarded Chinese Acrobatic Troupes. Their daring feats of acrobatic skill are amazing and the beauty they bring to human performance art is breathtaking. Called “FenMo” because their brilliant costuming is reminiscent of the Peking Opera, this troupe features over twenty acrobats from China and has been seen around the world.
Performing for the first time in Southeast Texas, some of the award-winning acts include chair stack, group cycling, foot juggling, hand-stand on a pole, high chair balancing, hoop diving, unicycles, hats, swings, hula-hoop, diabolo, and more. Their dramatic interpretation of classic Chinese dance highlights the fact that each province of China has its own acrobatic troupe that, while using traditional Chinese acrobatic performances, is distinctly difference in presentation, costuming, and performance style.
VIP tickets are $30, regular seats $20, and $10 for children ages 6-12; ages 5 and under are free. The Jefferson Theatre is located at 345 Fannin Street. For more information, view discoverbeaumont.com or call (409) 838-3435.