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ITHACA, NY – The spellbinding artistry and amazing athletics of The Golden Dragon Acrobats will thrill audiences and children alike at The State Theatre of Ithaca on April 13th at 7 p.m.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The company’s reputation is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and beauty.

The ancient art of acrobatics has developed into one of China’s most popular art forms. As well as evolving into many forms of performance – dance, opera, martial arts and sports – acrobatics has served an important role in the cultural exchange between China and Western nations. The citizens of China continue to present their acrobatic art for the world today, to portray their hard-working nature and set forth an example of the rich traditions of Chinese culture.

Performing feats on chairs stacked 10 stories high; the troupe has traveled to all 50 states and to more than 65 countries on five continents. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway performances.

Tickets for The Golden Dragon Acrobats are $35, $25 or $20. Tickets are available at the State Theatre Box Office at 105 W. State/MLK Jr. St., online at www.stateofithaca.org or by calling 607-277-8283. In addition, discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.

This show is a part of the CFCU Community Credit Union and Travis Hyde Properties Community Series and is graciously sponsored by The Ithaca Times, The Finger Lakes ReUse Center, The William Henry Miller Inn, Purity Ice Cream and City Centre Ithaca.

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