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Golden Dragon Acrobats return to Lincoln Center stage

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, get ready for a night like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Lincoln Center you will behold things you only imagined were possible.

Fort Collins is welcoming, once again, the Golden Dragon Acrobats. From plate-spinning and juggling to building human pyramids on a moving bicycle, the Golden Dragon team will leave their audience breathless.

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The Golden Dragon Acrobats are a team of dedicated artists, actors and athletes, most of whom have trained since childhood.

“This show incorporates award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, theatrical techniques and the exciting, breathtaking cirque-like acts that you really want to see in a show like this,” said Susan Hurlihy, a public relations representative for the Lincoln Center.

Danny Chang, the group’s founder, director and producer has been training in Chinese acrobatics since he was 8 years old. The Golden Dragons performed in over 65 different countries and in all 50 states of America.

“This is a big one for us because it’s so appealing to be able to get a show like this that is family-friendly, exciting and that’s still affordable,” Hurlihy said.

There is something for everybody in a show like this and something magically thrilling to be found in contortionists and tumblers bounding across the stage.

” Whether you’re in kindergarten or sixth grade, a grandparent or a college kid just looking for a fun thing to do on an afternoon, this is one of those shows that really hits the sweet spot and that everyone is going to have a good time at,” Hurlihy said.

The Golden Dragons have continuously toured the United States since 1978.

“It doesn’t come through all the time, so when we found out they were coming it was a no-brainer. It was a really easy decision to book it,” Hurlihy said. “I was able to talk to other people and other venues that have booked them before and they said, ‘You have got to book these people, if you can get your hands on them.'”

Art Fegan has been the group’s agent for nearly 26 years.

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“They’re the nicest people,” Fegan said. “The performers are great to work with. They have worked so hard to get to this level.”

The Golden Dragon’s take cirque to an entirely new level.

“It’s original folk art using the human body for entertainment,” Fegan explained. “That’s what they do. Their bodies are their instruments.”

Tickets are available for both performances at 2 p.m or 6 p.m. They are $15 and can be purchased at www.LCtix.com or at (970) 221-6730.

Entertainment Reporter Peyton Garcia can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com.

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