The Chinese State Circus swings into Castlebar

Recognised as the world’s greatest acrobatic circus, the action-packed Chinese State Circus show ‘Yin Yang’ is the embodiment of a traditional art form which can trace its history back over 2000 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, honest, most abiding and exhilarating people circus that is a true privilege to see. From the very beginning, it’s non-stop entertainment, consisting of very impressive human abilities, tricks and skills. And it will be at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Monday, April 15 for a show starting at 8pm.

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 Philip 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! Tickets cost €27.20. €22.50 or €80 for a family, for more information see www.royal.ie or call 094 9023111. 1

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