Chinese Acrobats bring breathtaking feats to Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The Chinese Acrobats come to Bowling Green Middle School's Performing Arts Center on Dec. 6. The arts center is at 530 W. Poe Road.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is free to BGSU students with their student ID. Student tickets are available at the Office of Multicultural Affairs front desk (318 Mathematical Sciences Building) during office hours.

Faculty, staff and Bowling Green community members can buy tickets at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Information Desk or at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St. Tickets are $5 each (non- refundable).

Chinese acrobatics is a 20-centuries-old form of cultural arts and physical expression that began as folk rituals and evolved into an expression of Chinese culture. From plate spinning to contortion and more, the acrobats demonstrate strength and balance that, in its stately pace and controlled grace, challenges the laws of the known universe as well as Western stereotypes of acrobatics.

Today, the Chinese Acrobats have been performing in circuses and touring the world on cultural exchange programs. The show is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but also truly an art form that focuses on discipline, athleticism, challenging human physical limitations and power, said organizer Krishna Han, assistant director of BGSU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs Ethnic Student Center.

“The performance also contributes to the appreciation of diversity and cross-cultural exchange and understanding, enhancing the vibrant and diverse community of Bowling Green and the Bowling Green State University,” Han said.

Presented the Office of Multicultural Affairs Ethnic Student Center, the event is also made possible by the Ethnic and Cultural Arts Program and the Bowling Green Human Relations Commission.