Going to the circus makes you think about things such as how amazing the human body is or how maybe the acrobats are the ones watching us. Get your mind blown with this Groupon.
- $15 for one G-Pass to see Cirque Shanghai 2013 Dragon's Thunder (up to a $40.49 value)
- Where: Pepsi Skyline Stage at Navy Pier
- Seating: Emperor's Court
- Door time: one hour prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Click to view a list of available performances.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Cirque Shanghai 2013 Dragon's Thunder
Cirque Shanghai has a reputation for spectacle, building nonstop action sequences from breathtaking Chinese acrobatics. The troupe's new show, Dragon's Thunder, ups the ante by starring 36 performers—the largest Cirque cast to visit the US in the troupe's history—and introducing traditional Chinese dragon drums for the first time. Their frenetic beats heighten the drama of new contraptions such as the Chinese Flex Bar and the Gravity Swings, as well as returning acts such as daredevil motorcyclists Imperial Thunder. But it's not all technically perfected flash: the Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones also praised the show's "exuberant individual performers."
Throughout the heart-pumping production, director Miao Miao Chen's contemporary staging provides a fantastical framework for the talented troupe of tumblers, who channel more than 2,000 years of Chinese tradition to coax wide-eyed wonder from modern-day audiences. Guests of all ages somersault to the edge of their seats as costumed acrobats soar through the air, dive through hoops, and contort limbs into the PIN numbers of rival performers.