Performers from the Golden Dragon Acrobats will take the stage at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center on Jan. 12. 
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Performers from the Golden Dragon Acrobats will take the stage at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center on Jan. 12. Contributed photo

Golden Dragon Acrobats to perform at Federal Way PAEC on Jan. 12

The Golden Dragon Acrobats will put on a family-friendly performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center.

For more than 27 centuries, Chinese acrobats have been thrilling audiences, making it the longest running folk art form in history. The performers of Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of this honored tradition, mixing award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance and spectacular costumes as well as ancient and contemporary theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. The Golden Dragon Acrobats has received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway performances.

The group’s founder, producer and director, Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. He began his training at the age of 8 with his family’s acrobatic school in Taipei, and began performing with its touring wing, the Golden Dragon Acrobats, at age 10.

With performers balancing upside down on one hand atop a half-dozen stacked chairs placed frighteningly close to the front of the stage, or a contortionist bending her body into leg-splitting poses while holding candelabras on the soles of her feet and in the palms of her hands, the troupe has traveled to all 50 states and to more than 65 countries on five continents.

Tickets for the Golden Dragon Acrobats range from $19 to $39, and tickets for children under 12 are $12. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit fwpaec.org, call 253-835-7010 or visit the PAEC ticket office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S.

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