Chinese Acrobats bring ancient art to Bowling Green


The Chinese Acrobats will come to Bowling Green Schools’ Performing Arts Center on Dec. 6. The arts
center is at 530 W. Poe Road.
The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is free to BGSU students with their student ID. Student tickets are
available at the Office of Multicultural Affairs front desk (318 Mathematical Sciences Building) during
office hours.
Faculty, staff and Bowling Green community members can buy tickets at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Information Desk or at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St., Bowling Green. Tickets are $5.
Chinese acrobatics is a 20-centuries-old form of cultural arts and physical expression that began as folk
rituals and evolved into an expression of Chinese culture.
From plate spinning to contortion and more, the acrobats demonstrate strength and balance that, in its
stately pace and controlled grace, challenges the laws of gravity  as well as Western stereotypes of
Today, the Chinese Acrobats have been performing in circuses and touring the world on cultural exchange
programs. The show is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but also truly an art form that focuses on
discipline, athleticism, challenging human physical limitations and power, said organizer Krishna Han,
assistant director of BGSU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs Ethnic Student Center.
"The performance also contributes to the appreciation of diversity and cross-cultural exchange and
understanding, enhancing the vibrant and diverse community of Bowling Green and the Bowling Green State
University," Han said.
Presented the Office of Multicultural Affairs Ethnic Student Center, the event is also made possible by
the Ethnic and Cultural Arts Program and the Bowling Green Human Relations Commission.

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