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The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China Makes Its Segerstrom Center Debut in the Breathtaking Production of China Soul

One of China’s most acclaimed acrobatic troupes, The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China come to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the first time with its company of more than 100 performers under the direction of Mrs. Guo Qingli. For their Center debut, the award-winning company will perform its stunning new production: China Soul. Certain to delight the whole family, the program is accompanied by traditional Chinese music and features incredible feats of balance, juggling, acrobatics, kung fu and more. China Soul will be performed on Saturday, September 30 at 2 and 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Single tickets start at $19 and are now available online at www.SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714)755-0236.

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China (Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe) is one of the most acclaimed acrobatic troupes in China, with more than one hundred acrobatic, magical and martial arts performers. With novelty and superior techniques, the acrobatic troupe is favored by the audiences all over the world. The company was established in 1957 as a combination of the former China Circus & Acrobats that was founded in 1948. The troupe has more than 30 acts, many of which have won prizes in national and international festivals and competitions. Leather Straps won the Silver Clown Award and Circus Art Development Association Award at the 13th Monte Carlo International Circus Festival.

Double Poles won the Silver Award at the 12th Cirque de Demain Festival held in Paris, France and the Silver Lion Award at the 4th China National Acrobatic Competition. Air Acrobatics won the Golden Prize of the 10th Spring of April Friendship Art Festival in North Korea. One-Hand Handstand seized the Golden Lion Award of the 4th China National Acrobatic Competition, the Golden Award – the first prize of the Republic President at the 19th Festival of Cirque de Demain in Paris, the Honorary Gold Lion Award and the Artistic Innovation Award at the 5th Wuqiao International Circus Festival. Contortion with Cups by Three Girls won the Golden Lion Award at the 4th China National Acrobatic Competition and the Silver Prize with Belgium Royal Circus Special Award at the 8th Belgium Road of Prospect International Young Acrobats Festival. At the First China National Comic Acrobatic Competition, the Comic Swan Lake and
Comic Music received the Gold and Silver Award respectively. The Jars’ Head Juggling won the Silver awards at the 5th Hungarian Budapest International Circus Festival (2005) and Russian International Circus Festival (2013). In 2015, the Icarian Tumbling and Jumping by 18 acrobats won the Silver Clown at the 39th Monte Carlo Circus Festival in Monaco and the First Golden Award at the 2nd China International Circus Festival in Zhuhai, China.

THE MARTIAL ARTISTS AND ACROBATS OF TIANJIN, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Saturday, September 30 at 2 and 8 p.m.

Tickets – Start at $19

The Box Office
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Online – SCFTA.org
Phone – (714) 556-2787

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