Circus to bring breathtaking stunts to Dunstable

ROLL UP, roll up... the Chinese State Circus is coming to the Grove Theatre in Dunstable later this month.

Thursday, 1st March 2012, 2:01 pm

The company is presenting the UK premiere of their all-new production,‘Yin Yang’, and are coming to Dunstable from Friday March 23 to Sunday March 25 as part of their their 37 date theatre tour.

The return of China’s greatest circus will feature the first UK appearance of the formidable Shaolin Warrior known only as ‘The One’, sourced specifically by director Phillip Gandey.

This unique extravaganza will see audiences wowed by acrobats defying gravity in an array of elaborate, explosive and highly choreographed presentations of power, poise and agility.

‘Yin Yang’ promises not only keep the audience on the edge of their seats but show the more delicate and beautiful side of this Chinese tradition with plate spinning, parasol juggling, the eye-catching Lion Dance and the legendary ‘Bicycle Act’ in which 10 talented artistes manoeuvre onto a single bicycle.

Also part of the show is the internet sensation ‘The Oriental Swan’ is a fusion of ballet, physical strength, balance and creativity. In a “breathtaking display of grace and poise” a ballerina pirouettes on the shoulder of her partner then dances on pointe on his head and shoulders.

The audience will witness the unpredictable and exhilarating twists of foot juggling with drums, the famous Chinese poles, the sensational contortionist and the dynamic hoop divers with their amazing somersaults, leaps and jumps.

The acts are accompanied by an all–girl group of live musicians.

Showtimes are 7.30pm on Friday March 23, 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday March 24, and 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Sunday March 25.

For tickets telephone 01582 602080 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk