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Physical Feats of Peking Acrobats Play the Tower

Physical Feats of Peking Acrobats Play the Tower China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts – accompanied by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments – bring their 2,000-year-old acrobatic traditions to the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend for two shows Sunday, January 18, at 3 pm and 7:30 pm.

All the members of the Peking Acrobats combine grace, charisma, and razor-sharp precision in an entertaining show that is uplifting, awe inspiring, and an exploration of human potential.

For Central Oregonians who have not experienced the Peking athletes in person, perhaps the words of Clive Barnes in the New York Post describe the performance best: “The things these kids can do…seem to push the envelope of human possibility. If daring and dexterity turn you on, this is a show that will probably twist you around in your seat…it’s amazing and exciting!”
 
Ray Solley, the executive director  of the Tower Theatre Foundation, adds: “They almost seem to defy the laws of physics. It’s like watching ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ live, without camera tricks.”

Bend Surgery Center is the title sponsor of the CenterStage Series. Showcase sponsor is Mt. View Heating, with supporting sponsors Deschutes Brewery and Central Oregon Radiology. Performance Night Sponsor is Drake Restaurant. The featured beer for the night is Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter.

The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading performing arts organization, providing cultural and education programs that make an essential contribution to Central Oregon’s lifestyle and strengthen the community. Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office (835 NW Wall), by phone (541-317-0700) or online (www.towertheatre.org). Details on events are also at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre.

What:        The Peking Acrobats
When:        Sunday,  Jan. 18 – 3 pm & 7:30 pm
Where:        Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street - Bend, Oregon
Tickets:        $25 / $33 / $40
                    Plus $2 Historic Theatre Preservation Fee
                    Reserved seating
                    541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org

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