Once again Andre & I are excited for the next line up at The New Victory Theater from December 5- January 4,2015. It’s especially exciting for me because it is Cirque Ziva, an East Asian Chinese circus. Being half Chinese, I enjoy seeing performances from my culture and I love to explore Andre to it. I’m am thrilled to attend the show next weekend. I hope you will be able to catch a performance too!
From Hebei Province, China, the Drama Desk-nominated Golden Dragon Acrobats (New Vic 2005) represent the best of Chinese circus in a stunning spectacle of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
Captivating acts of ancient artistry, dazzling showmanship and spectacular costumes are on display and there’s not a bad seat in the house. Ensemble performances like acrobatic hoop diving and the whizzing diabolo are punctuated by awe-inspiring solo acts of unparalleled precision. An acrobat of incomparable strength winks at balcony patrons as his chair stack teeters over 30 feet high. A gifted contortionist balances over 60 wine glasses while her body bends impossibly backwards. Neon German wheels, an act enticingly called “A Thousand Hands” and a festive lion dance join the impressive lineup to compete for crowd favorite in this thrilling theatrical experience. The newest show from producer and artistic director Danny Chang, Cirque Zíva is a fast-paced, technically innovative celebration of an art form steeped in 2,000 years of tradition.
The cast includes Mei Zhuo Cao, Kang Chen, Bing Bing Cui, Shen Tong Guo, Ya Nan Hou, Wen Cai Li, Yu Shun Liu, Yuan Yuan Pan, Hui Min Pang, Jia Hui Shen, De Long Sun, Wei Kang Wang, Ya Ru Wang, Zhi Yang, Hua Ye Yin, Meng Di Zhang, Ning Zhang, Tai Long Zhang, Xiao Zhang, Chen Ying Zhao and Hui Yuan Zhu.
Cirque Zíva has a running time of 2 hours including one intermission. This show is great for groups & extended family.
Tickets may be purchased at The New Victory Theater’s box office or by phone at 646-223-3010.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I will receive tickets as press.