Tickets: Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50
Direct from Beijing, The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China. “Peking Dreams” was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China.
The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China is especially acclaimed in China because of the unique acts in their program such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, Straw Hats Juggling, Girls’ Balance With Bowls and many other outstanding acts. Many of the Artists in the troupe have won international awards including Ms. Li Liping, the first Golden Clown winner from China at the renowned Monte Carlo International Circus Festival and Madame Xia Juhua, the “Chinese Ulanowa” of the Circus World and Chairwoman of the International Chinese Circus Society since the early 1980’s.
The Company has won over twenty Gold and Silver medals and various other awards at international circus festivals including the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival, Cirque de Demain, Wuqiao International Circus Festival, Wuhan International Circus Festival and China National Acrobatic Competition. The Company has toured to eighty countries around the world. In 1987, the troupe toured Western Europe for six months as the Great Chinese State Circus. In Fall of 1988, a cast of 75 members and the Company toured to Canada and the U.S. State of Seattle for a three month tour, which included a Giant Panda who traveled to North America and home in the first-class cabin of the planes, a feat which required removing all passenger seats from the planes.