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CHINESE WARRIORS OF PEKING BRING AN ACTION-PACKED PRODUCTION OF MARTIAL ARTS AND ACROBATICS TO THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS, NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Posted on September 05, 2018

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Experience breathtaking acrobatics and high-intensity martial arts with the Chinese Warriors of Peking at the @KimmelCenter on 11/2.  A perfect show for the whole family! More info @ Kimmelcenter.org

 

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CHINESE WARRIORS OF PEKING
 BRING AN ACTION-PACKED PRODUCTION OF
MARTIAL ARTS AND ACROBATICS TO
THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS
NOVEMBER 2, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Philadelphia, PA, September 5, 2018) – Chinese Warriors of Peking’s new production, packed with high-intensity martial arts and breathtaking acrobatics, will come to the Merriam Theater on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. This action-packed performance is set during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and tells the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking. Under the direction of Qui Jian, the Chinese Warriors of Peking provides a culturally enriching experience filled with breath-taking acrobatics, juggling, diving rings, contortion, weapon handling, and live stage combat.

 

“A family-friendly experience awaits, with gravity-defying stunts to accompany a narrative straight from the Ming Dynasty,” said Ed Cambron, Executive Vice President of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “This stunning performance epitomizes the community-driven and diverse programming we strive to offer Philadelphia on our Cultural Campus all year long.” 

 

The company of the Chinese Warriors of Peking was founded in 1958 as a group of Chinese acrobats and martial artists and have been on many tours in the past two decades.  Most recently, the company performed in Denmark for six months in 2011 and in Britain for ten months in 2013.  In 2016, the company’s performance of Pagoda of Bowls was selected by the American UniverSoul Circus to tour around the United States with the circus for more than ten months.  The company’s Slack Wire act was picked by Cirque du Soleil and has toured with Cirque du Soleil around the world. 

 

The various company acts have won many awards throughout the years as well.  In July 2005, at the 3rd Shandong Provincial Acrobatics and Magic Competition, Chinese Warriors of Peking’s Bicycle and Slack-wire performance won first place, Ring Diving and Spinning Plates routine won second place, and Diabolo and Feet Juggling won third place. In 2010, at the 4th Shandong Provincial Acrobatics and Magic Competition, the company’s Bicycle routine won first place and the Diabolo and Swinging Poles routine won 2nd place. In 2012, at the 5th Shandong Provincial Acrobatics and Magic Competition, the troupe’s Stacking Chairs and Swinging Poles routine won first place. Most recently, the troupe’s Spinning Plates routine won 2nd place at the 6th Shandong Provincial acrobatics and Magic Competition in July 2016.         

 

Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: iLuminate (September 21-22, 2018, Merriam Theater), The Johnny Shortcake Show (October 27-November 4, 2018, SEI Innovation Studio), American Girl Live (February 14-17, 2019, Perelman Theater), and Peg + Cat Live! (March 30, 2019, Merriam Theater). 

 

CHINESE WARRIORS OF PEKING

Merriam Theater

November 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and start at $29.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See www.kimmelcenter.org for more information.

 

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2018-2019 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.

 

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