Straight off their international tour, one of the world’s most awarded acrobatic troupes will open The Acrobats of China Theater in Pigeon Forge on Wednesday.
The Acrobats of China is a fast-paced exciting production showcasing awesome human performance art, beautiful costumes, and breathtaking stunts guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. The show features over twenty talented acrobats of the Jinan Troupe who have performed around the globe and recently spent nine months at Disneyland mesmerizing audiences of all ages.
The Jinan Troupe is considered to be one of the most skilled and highly awarded Chinese acrobatic troupes and recently won awards in Denmark and Spain. The Chairs to Heaven routine was awarded the prestigious Golden Dragon Award, which is given once every five years to honor the troupe with the most theatrical presentation and audience appeal.
Some of the award-winning acts include Warrior Bicycling, Tight Rope Challenge, Aerial Lovers, Vertical Hoop Diving, Chair to Heaven, Crazy Hats, Origami Illusion, Spinning Plates of Precision, Silver Spheres, Daring Diabolo, Speed Juggling, Group Majesty, 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.
“From the moment we saw the Great Smoky Mountains, we fell in love with the beauty of this land and are excited to have our families in China visit to see what we are experiencing,” said Troup Leader Ms. Deng.
The Acrobats of China Theater located at 2135 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, formerly Darren Romeo’s Magic Beyond Belief Theater, comfortably seats 500 guests and this year over a million dollars was spent to install new seats, lights, sound, LED video, and other improvements to ensure that each guest has a first class visit. Shows begin Nov. 1, 2017 and run daily at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call 865-765-8888 for information.
Magic Beyond Belief starring Darren Romeo is scheduled to return to the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in 2018.