Over 40 Acrobats of China bring the Orient to Branson in a fast-paced, exciting production featuring internationally award-winning acts. The New Shanghai Circus celebrates the exotic wonders of China while showcasing dramatic interpretation of classic Chinese dance and physical performance art. Featuring spectacular backdrops, beautiful costuming, and state-of-the-art lighting, this show is a thrill a minute!
The New Shanghai Circus presents a revolving line-up of favorite acts such as Diablo (Chinese Yo-Yo), Bicycle Tricks, Pole Climbing, Russian Bar, Aerial Fish Ballet, Adagio, Plates Spinning, Magic Clock, Roller Skating, Handstand Art, Human Top, Chair Stack and more. Each year, the troupe adds new performers who have won national and international competitions. The show combines extraordinary and inventive feats of strength and skill, control and balance.
Considered to be China's most celebrated acrobatic company, the performers of the New Shanghai Circus have stunned audiences all over the world. This year's entourage includes a full-time cook, several coaches, teachers, technicians, a propmaster, a carpenter, a costume designer and other staff members. They've joined their talents to create a fast-paced production that brings the Orient to Branson!
The New Shanghai Theatre was specially designed to accommodate this unusual and elaborate production, as well as to integrate the ancient history of China with modern Chinese architectural style. The new theatre features cascading waterfalls, Chinese gardens, rare chiming stones, and a sculpture of Chinese Bronze Ware approximately 3,500 years old.
The New Shanghai Circus was founded in 1991 as a touring company from its parent troupe, the Shanghai Magic Troupe in Shanghai, China. It's been an upward spiral ever since with more than 80 tours around the world including a 1998 stint on Broadway with 28 sold out performances - and it now finds a permanent second home in Branson, Missouri!
Acrobatics have a 2,500-year history in China. Developed from everyday life and work the early acrobatic skills presented in village harvest festivals have now evolved into one of China' national treasures. Building on traditional performances, today's artists have added new techniques and spectacular stunts, thrilling audiences around the globe. Highly skilled, rigorously trained, and superbly talented, these performers follow an unbroken tradition since 700 B.C.
East meets West at the New Shanghai Theatre in Branson. From the moment you arrive, you're transported to another world, where anything can happen...and does. Enjoy the Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus in Branson!
"Qing da jia lai kan wo men!" Translation: "Ya'll come see us!"