- One ticket to see Cirque Ziva
- When: Friday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Paramount Arts Center
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $19 for section-C seating (up to $32.50 value)
- $22 for section-B seating (up to $32.50 value)
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Wowing audiences across the world since 1967, the Golden Dragon Acrobats are widely recognized as the preeminent Chinese acrobatic company in the US. Drawing their costumes and choreography from the last 2,000 years of Chinese history, they make centuries-old traditions seem futuristic. “There is a precision and beauty about everything they do,” says The Washington Post, and all of that grace is on display in their latest showcase, Cirque Ziva. With a fresh cast pulled from global acrobatic competitions, Cirque Ziva floods the stage with breathtaking physicality. Shrouded in stunning sets that accentuate their movements, the performers delight audiences and make chiropractors drool as they balance atop human ladders, catapult through the air onto each others’ heads, and become human wheels.
Paramount Arts Center
The Paramount has always been a theater rooted in the past but looking toward the future. Observe the organ grills, for example, that flank the stage. A crucial fixture for any silent-movie theater, these artifacts were never used, since the first film screened here was a talking picture, ironically titled Silent. Although it no longer screens the movies, talkies, or smellies of the 1930s, the same building that met original audiences still meets visitors today—the four-foot brass chandeliers in the lobby have been restored and the angular art-deco style continues to pervade from the facade to the stage. Some say, too, that at least one of the original builders is still hanging around: old "Paramount Joe" is the resident ghost, and many of employees have stories about how the kindly phantom has given them a hand when they needed it.