Watch 2,000 years of tradition explode in the world's greatest acrobatic circus at the Royal Theatre

The action-packed Chinese State Circus show Yin Yang is the embodiment of a traditional art form which can trace its history back over 2,000 years. This stunning production lives and breathes with the enthusiasm of its acrobatic artistes, whose whole lives centre around their skills. The result is the purest, most honest, most abiding and exhilarating people circus that is a true privilege to see. From the very beginning, it is non-stop entertainment, consisting of very impressive human abilities, tricks, and skills.

China’s greatest circus features the most daring, breath-taking, and thrilling artistes to tour the world, including an appearance of the formidable shaolin master known as The One, sourced specifically by director Phillip Gandey. Witness acrobats defying gravity as the ancient discipline Icarian Games returns to centre stage. This act, rarely seen in circus arts, is steeped in tradition and is a remarkable display of human juggling, where the human body becomes catapult and catcher in an elaborate, explosive, and highly choreographed presentation of power, poise, and agility.

The show also features the amazing legendary bicycle act, thrilling audiences while 12 artistes manoeuvre onto a single bicycle. Marvel at the unpredictable and exhilarating twists of foot-juggling with drums, the famous swinging poles, the sensational contortionist, and the dynamic hoop divers with their amazing somersaults, leaps, and jumps which all go towards completing this action packed programme.

Each sensational act flows into the next, without narrative, and is accompanied by a captivating and atmospheric all girl group of live musicians. Suitable for audiences of all ages, with evocative sets, soaring musical scores, and extravagant new costumes, this will entertain the entire family long after the final curtain falls. This will not disappoint – just don’t try it at home.

The show will be at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on Monday, April 15, doors open at 7pm and the show will start at 8pm. Tickets cost €22.50, €27.50, and family tickets are available from €80.

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