AURORA, IL – The Golden Dragon Acrobats, recognized in the U.S. and abroad as the premier Chinese acrobatic company touring today, have been performing all over the world for 30 years.
But they represent a tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago.
Immerse the whole family in the colorful, intense, theatrical world of Chinese acrobatics at a special Golden Dragon Acrobats family matinee performance, Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd in downtown Aurora.
Tickets are $25 for children 12 and under, $35 for adults. To purchase, visit ParamountAurora.com, call the box office at (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount Theatre box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Led by world-renowned producer Danny Chang and award-winning choreographer Angela Chang, the Golden Dragon Acrobats always deliver the highest of production values, an attention to artistic details, spellbinding beauty and daring feats of breathtaking athleticism. Traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and incredible acrobatics fuse for a full-on extravaganza of movement.
Be amazed as the Golden Dragon Acrobats glide across the stage with unimaginable gracefulness. Witness them twist and contort their bodies in ways you didn’t think were possible. Marvel at daring stunts that will simultaneously make your heart thump and mesmerize you.
On top of all that, taking kids to the Golden Dragon Acrobats is an awesome opportunity to introduce them to a rich, 2,500-year-old culture.
Lien Chi Chang officially established the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats in 1967 with his family, including his son Danny Chang, his sister and other students. From 1967 to 1984, Lien Chi led the company to numerous performances in different nations, dazzling audiences from eight to 80 across the globe.
Danny Chang, who often traveled with his father’s Golden Dragon Acrobats, was later chosen by the National Acrobats Troupe of Republic of China to lead a series of world tours produced by the most prestigious acrobatic school in Taiwan.
After more than 17 years of apprenticeship under his dad and several years on world tour, Danny Chang stepped up as President of the Golden Dragon Acrobats when Lien Chi Chang accepted the head-coaching job at the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts.
As a young entrepreneur, Danny’s first goal was to reorganize the company from a small group to a world-renowned production company. He chose the United States of America as his starting point, and the Golden Dragon Acrobats debuted here in 1985.
Today, the Golden Dragon Acrobats are recognized as the preeminent Chinese acrobatic company in the U.S. On average, the troupe presents over 200 performances each year at 100 to 200 venues across the United States. They have performed on Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theater and countless other stages. Every year, Danny and choreographer Angela Chang, also his wife, attend different acrobatic competitions to constantly select the most elite performers to join his renowned company.
To learn more, visit goldendragonacrobats.com.
More about Paramount’s 2016-17 Season
Paramount’s 2016-17 season is anchored by its acclaimed Broadway musical series, including Sweeney Todd, Feb. 8-Mar. 19, and Jesus Christ Superstar,
Apr. 19-May 28.
In addition, Paramount’s 2016-17 season includes Home Free (Mar. 24), Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux (Mar. 25), Riverdance: 20 Years (Mar. 31-Apr. 2, five shows), Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel (Jun. 10, two shows) and Barbra and Frank: The Concert That Never Was… (Jun. 11).
Back in 2016-17 is the Classic Movie Monday series, presenting everyone’s favorite flicks on a two-story screen for just $1. Paramount also serves the community with low-cost children’s shows designed to entertain while they educate: Miss Nelson is Missing (Mar. 22) and Laura Ingalls Wilder (Mar. 23).
For subscriptions, single tickets or more information, go to ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora.