An appearance by the National Acrobats and Martial Artists of Tianjin, China, will highlight the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Youth Series in 2017-18, Krannert announced Tuesday.
Glittering costumes, breathtaking tricks, and magnificent feats of athletic daring are the hallmarks of the award-winning troupe. First formed in 1957, but with a legacy stretching back thousands of years, the Tianjin Acrobats and Martial Artists bring joy to audiences through their delightful gymnastics, towering human pyramids, precise Kung Fu maneuvers and more in the debut tour of China Soul.
The troupe will perform Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Foellinger Great Hall. Admission is $5.
The Youth Series is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a vibrant global mix of artists. The $5 ticket prices and ticket subsidies are available through support from Krannert Center’s Campaign for Young Audiences, Youth Series endowed funding, and individual donors. Educators including public, private, and home schools teachers may apply for financial assistance when placing their ticket order.
The Season Preview and Educator Appreciation Event will kick off the season on May 3 (4-6 p.m.).
Area teachers, school administrators, PTA members, and youth advocates are invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments, get a preview of the 2017-18 Youth Series season, and place orders for the upcoming school year. RSVPs are requested by April 28.