Gravity-defying Peking Acrobats coming to Johnson

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JOHNSON — The jaw-dropping skill of the Peking Acrobats are coming to NVU-Johnson’s Dibden Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 25.

For the last thirty-two years, the Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics.

In addition to daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs, they perform dazzling technical feats like trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control.

The Peking Acrobats are often accompanied by live musicians who skillfully play traditional Chinese instruments.

The time-honored Chinese music coalesces with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant entertainment event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival.

The Peking Acrobats set the world record for the Human Chair Stack on FOX Network’s “Guinness Book Primetime” television show in 1999 when they balanced six people on six chairs twenty-one feet up in the air without safety lines.