You don’t have to leave Austin, Texas to experience authentic Chinese acrobats- or Hollywood movie stars, for that matter. Experience the “have to see it to believe it” phenomenon of The Peking Acrobats in Dell Hall, February 9 at 3 pm.
As the world-renowned Peking Acrobats grace the Long Center stage to perform unbelievable stunts and acrobats, they bring with them Qin Shaobo , a star contortionist and, even more impressive, a Hollywood veteran.
From Hollywood to high stunts, Chinese contortionist Qin Shaobo is anything but short of talent. The acrobat, who will perform gravity-defying stunts on the Long Center Stage this month, is no stranger to performance, whether it be flying through the air, on hearing “Action!” on the set of a blockbuster film. While rehearsing with the acclaimed Peking Acrobats, Qin Shaobo was asked to audition for the would-be hit Ocean’s Eleven. Qin Shaobo made his debut on the silver screen alongside Hollywood A-lister George Clooney in the film in 2001, and reprised his role as The Amazing Yen in Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen.
Before he appeared in move theatres worldwide, Qin Shaobo was born in China in 1982. After seeing his first acrobatic performance at age eleven, he was inspired to do the same, and eventually made it his career. While enrolled in a training camp for acrobats, Qin Shaobo was spotted and scouted to perform with the world renowned Peking Acrobats, and, with 16 years of training under his belt, has been impressing audiences across the world ever since.
Making their debut in 1986, The Peking Acrobats have been using traditional Chinese acrobatics to challenge perceptions and impress audiences across the world for almost three decades. From familiar somersaulting, to tumbling and gymnastics, these are no ordinary circus acrobats. Forget the simple tight rope, these Chinese contortionists use flexiblity for gravity-defying stuntsand juggling dexterity, to the sound of live, authentic Chinese music. The circus you’re used to is mere child’s play to the spectacle that is The Peking Acrobats- these acrobats incorporate special effects to push the envelope of human possibility and amaze audience after audience.
The Peking Acrobats are no strangers to the screen, either. They’ve been seen on nearly every medium, from joining Qin Shaobo in Ocean’s Eleven, to making their debut at the Hollywood Bowl as part of the Hollywood Bowl’s Firework Seaon Finale. They’ve astounded audiences on Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous, The Wayne Brady Show, ABC’s Wild World of Sports, and Ellen’s Really Big Show, with host Ellen DeGeneres.For their 25th Silver Anniversary Tour, the group was filmed live for NBC/Comcast’s new 3D television channel, bringing their eye popping choreography and incredible maneuvers into homes across the world, yet no experience is as impressive, nor as eye-popping, as seeing them live.
The Long Center will be transformed into the authentic Chinese Theatrical Circus for merely one unforgettable afternoon. Travel the world without leaving your seat, and join The Peking Acrobats on their most memorable tour to date. We know how hard it is to juggle so much in our everyday lives, so take a break, sit back, relax, and let The Peking Acrobats do the juggling (and the stunts, and the gymnastics, and the choreography…) for you.
Don’t miss out on the The Peking Acrobats in Dell Hall, February 9 at 3 pm.