Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 5, 2012

Golden Dragon Acrobats perform

From Staff Reports

---- — TRAVERSE CITY --The Dennos Museum Center presents the return of The Golden Dragon Acrobats from China on Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent a time-honored tradition. Beginning more than 25 centuries ago, the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics has developed as one of the most popular art forms among the Chinese people and has evolved into many types of performance including dance, opera, martial arts and sports.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats are known for their attention to artistic detail, combining award-winning acrobatics, theatrical techniques and traditional dance with intricate costumes.

"We are very excited to have the Golden Dragon Acrobats return for a third year in a row," said Museum Director Gene Jenneman. "There are still footprints on the acoustical ceiling panels of Milliken Auditorium from their first performance here and last year's show had everyone's heart stopped over the amazing tower of chairs act.

"I saw numerous Chinese acrobatic acts on a recent trip to the Performing Arts Fair in Guangzhou, China. This group matches the quality and performing capacity of any acrobatic group I saw there."

Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door or $22 for museum members plus a $2 processing fee. Tickets may be purchased by calling the museum box office at 995-1553 or online at They're also available at or by calling 1-800-836-0717.