Cirque Chinois to wow the crowd

Performers from Cirque Chinois will be at the PAC Oct. 16, 2012 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 for students.

Gianna Carme

Acrobats will flip, swing and fly through the Performing Arts Center tomorrow in a colorful performance as Cirque Chinois visits Georgia Southern University.

Many of the shows at the PAC are musicals and stage plays. Cirque Chinois offers something different with performers from the National People’s Republic of China.

“It’s not typically what you expect to see at the theatre at Georgia Southern,” Stacie McDaniel, house manager of the PAC, said.

Cirque Chinois, French for “Chinese Circus,” is similar to performances seen in “Cirque du Soleil.”

In addition to the acrobatic tricks seen in Cirque du Soleil, there will also be Chinese acts and traditional circus acts performed such as Kung Fu and aerial silk tricks.

“It’s a great cultural, exciting circus performance without animals,” Carol Thompson, director of the PAC, said.

In the great fling teeterboard act, performers will pop off one another on the teeter board until there is about 10 or 12 people up on one another’s soldier, Thompson said.

Another act includes acrobats doing aerial silk tricks.

“It’ll look like a long long scarf to us, but they’ll do all types of tricks hanging from those,” Thompson said.

They will amaze you when you see them during the performance, Thompson said.

Audience members will be amazed by the Cirque Chinois performance tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the PAC.