- One ticket to National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China performing “Cirque Peking”
- When: Sunday, November 9, at 4 p.m.
- Where: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
- Door time: 3 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- $12 for the rear side balcony (up to $25 value)
- $21 for the orchestra (up to $45 value)
- Click to view the seating chart
Unless you hang out with cartoon chefs, it’s rare that you see plates spinning in midair. But at Cirque Peking, all types of animated feats spring to life thanks to The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China. That’s because the troupe taps into the 2,000 year-old traditions of acrobatics and contortion to dazzle onlookers with gravity-defying performances. On stage, an upside down acrobat may balance atop a tower of chairs while another uses one hand to hold himself on top of a man’s head. Elsewhere, performers form surreal pyramids, spin plates, and charge the stage on the backs of elaborate Chinese dragons.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts hosts a lot of firsts. From Jose Feliciano to Russian music institutions, many performing artists have never played in the Bronx before they come to the Center. That reality is part of what prompted its founding in the first place three decades ago, in an effort to prove that borough residents didn’t have to travel to Manhattan or tunnel inside their television sets to experience diverse, live cultural programming. So far, that’s included concerts by luminaries such as Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, and Johnny Mathis in addition to folk dance, ballet, and Latino comedy showcases.