The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents the NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS in the Fred Kavli Theatre at 8:00 pm on Friday, January 25, 2013.
This talented troupe continues to amaze audiences of all ages, bringing an all-new show to Thousand Oaks. The company of 21 represents some of the finest gymnasts and acrobats from China including many who have received gold, silver, and bronze medals In China’s national competitions. Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show.
The show is a beautifully orchestrated presentation of Chinese circus acts dating back to harvest festivals of 2,000 years ago. This modern day performance is enhanced by fabulous choreography, amazing lighting, enchanting scenery, and powerful music. Audience members are enthralled by astounding contortionists, masterful acrobats, and clever comedians. They see feats of incredible skill and imagination. They gasp at many of the gravity-defying feats and applaud at the super-human displays of power and extraordinary grace. Under the direction of Zhao Lizhi, the artistry, individually and collectively, the New Shanghai Circus attains levels that make it seem almost unfair to single out any act, from jugglers to the comic knife throwers and the bicyclist who finishes by piling about 10 of his colleagues aboard his vehicle.
Single tickets are $45-$30 with group discounts available. This event may also be purchased
as part of the Choose Your Own Series, by selecting four or more qualifying performances
to receive 15% off regular ticket prices. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (800-
745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com) or the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office,
located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For information call 805-449-ARTS (2787) or visit