What has power to mesmerize you quicker than the Chinese circus? Nothing, of course. Where else would you see ten people pile on a moving bicycle or steal a peek at a 90-pound man running on his hands? Expect dancing dragons, serious body contortions, flips, flops, juggling, dangling, improbable acts of balance, maybe even a couple dozen Chinese clowns spilling out of a Yugo, when The New Shanghai Circus comes to the Crest Theatre (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach).
Chinese circus arts employ enough dazzling acrobats to embarrass a ninja master causing him to abandon his sword in shame. So how do they pull it off? Theyre amazing. I dont know how they do what they do, says Melissa Carter, publicity director for the Crest Theatre. They have no spine? she guesses. Maybe so.
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The New Shanghai Circus performers bend and twist at the Crest for three nights, January 4-6. Tickets range $34 and $40. Performance times vary. Call 561-243-7922, or visit www.oldschool.org/performances.asp
Fri., Jan. 4, 2008