Chinese acrobats to bring color, motion to UWP event

October 8, 2002

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PLATTEVILLE - Color and motion will take center stage when The team, Shangri-La, a Chinese acrobatic team will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the UWP Center for the Arts Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall.

Seven-foot tall mock lions, 40-foot reptiles, oriental dancers and acrobats will all take part in Shangri-La's performance that includes acrobatics, juggling, Chinese comedy and kung fu.

Shangri-La is co-sponsored by the Asian Students In Action (ASIA)

Multicultural Services (MCS) and the Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee (SUFAC), and is free and open to the public.

Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"We advise people to come early in order to obtain seating," said Pusaporn Tabrizi of MCS. "It's going to be such a colorful and wonderful event; we are so very fortunate to have them perform at UWP."

Although there is no charge to see Shangi-La, there will be a donation box available to support ASIA Club activities.

For more than 20 years, the amazing performances of the Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats (formerly the Chinese Magic Revue) have been the perfect high-energy attraction for hudreds of universities, performing arts centers and corporate events. It's no wonder.

Under the direction of acrobatic legends, the Hai Family, the company flawlessly interprets the precision and grace of an art form honed by years of training and discipline; Chinese acrobatics. Their multi-faceted and multi-cultural production features dazzling acrobatic displays, formidable feats of daring and balance, explosive Kung Fu, brilliant costumes, and even a touch of Chinese comedy.

Along with several TV appearances including "That's Incredible," the troupe was awarded the "Performing Arts Campus Entertainment Award" by the National Association for Campus Activities (1986), and was nominated for the 1998 Campus Activities Today "Reader's Choice Award for Best Live Novelty Act."

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