Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see the Golden Dragon Acrobats perform at Ives Concert Park on Saturday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. Admission begins at 6 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $13, you get one ticket for reserved seating in rows G–Z (a $27.37 value, including all fees).
- For $18, you get one ticket for reserved seating in rows AA, BB, or A–F (a $37.92 value, including all fees).
- For $37, you get a family package for four in rows G–Z (up to an $83.10 value, including all fees).
- For $49, you get a family package for four in rows AA, BB, or A–F (up to a $114.74 value, including all fees).
Family packages are valid for two adults with two children or one adult with three children.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats, natives of China, have grown their show for more than four decades, drawing from a tradition that extends more than 25 centuries back to create a nationally touring display of strength, dexterity, and poise. The New York Times says the performers “know how to keep topping themselves,” and they careen through a two-hour show packed with amazing spectacles and traditional dancing set to ancient and contemporary music. Holding four plates aloft on poles in each hand, a crew of spinners keeps their dishes circulating even when balancing upside down, whereas a contortionist remains stone-still to balance pyramids of champagne glasses on the bottom of her raised foot. Jumpsuit-clad acrobats climb into the centers of large hoops, coaxing them into stage-encircling rolls, and others assume gravity-defying poses atop towers of chairs and precarious ladders. The open air of Ives Concert Park lends a sense of invigoration to the evening’s entertainment, prompting audiences to cheer along or stack themselves taller than nearby trees.