April 4, 2023


Chinese acrobatic ensemble returns to Minneapolis for one performance at Orchestra Hall on February 21, accompanied by a live Chinese orchestra

Peking Acrobats (promotional photo)
Peking Acrobats (promotional photo)

MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 29, 2016) — The Peking Acrobats, an Award-winning Chinese acrobatic ensemble, returns to Orchestra Hall at 1 p.m., Feb. 21, 2016 to perform their 30th Anniversary Tour program.

This ensemble has been astounding audiences in Minnesota and around the globe since 1986 with everything from trick cycling and juggling to precision tumbling and contortionism. This performance is accompanied by a live Chinese orchestra and includes acrobatic acts such as Diving Daring Do, Bodacious Body Balancing and Bicycle Pagoda.

The performance is held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, February 21, at 1 p.m. with tickets priced from $25 to $60. Tickets are available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For further purchasing details, please refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release. [Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.]

The Peking Acrobats

Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, the Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics, an art that dates back more than 2,000 years. The ensemble has toured throughout the world to great acclaim and has appeared onGuinness Book Primetime TV where they set the world record for the Human Chair Stack. They also recently made their Hollywood Bowl debut. In this program, they are accompanied by a live Chinese orchestra, which plays traditional Chinese instruments in harmony with the Acrobats’ awe-inspiring feats. For more information, visit iaipresentations.com or imgartists.com.

Tickets: $25-$60 

OH+ Event

Learning in the Lobby: Families can enjoy a variety of hands-on learning stations curated by Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra, beginning at11:45 am, in the Orchestra Hall lobby.

Visit minnesotaorchestra.org/OHplus for more details on this and other OH+ events.


Subscription packages and individual tickets can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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