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Peking Acrobats Bring Gravity-Defying Acts and Pageantry to Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 26, 2007

(Mahwah) – The Peking Acrobats, a 26-member troupe of tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, gymnasts and clowns bring their gravity-defying feats to the Sharp Theater at Ramapo College of New Jersey for two performances on Saturday, March 10 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

The renowned Chinese troupe highlights the roots of its art and its members’ high-level acrobatic skills by incorporating items commonly in use two thousand years ago, including jugs, plates, drinking vessels, sticks, hoops and straps.

The Peking Acrobats perform a variety of unusual feats–daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs, treacherous wire walking, and a trick cycling kaleidoscope of magnificent movement.   Their show appeals to children and adults, featuring powerful precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics, displays of contortion, flexibility and control, foot juggling dexterity and balancing.   The art of acrobatics in China dates back to the Ch’in Dynasty (225 – 207 B.C.).  The performance also features a group of musicians who play traditional Chinese instruments, creating the atmosphere of a Chinese carnival.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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