On Saturday, January 26, Orange Community Women will present Li Liu in “Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics.” This family event for all ages is a one-woman acrobatic show in which Li performs hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, ribbon dancing, diabolos and foot juggling.
A limited number of volunteers get to join her on stage to create an impromptu ribbon dance, and also to try their hand at plate spinning. The documented history of acrobatics in China goes back more than 2,000 years. Throughout her show, Li explains some of the rituals of Chinese culture and the Chinese New Year, teaches the audience some basic Chinese phrases, and encourages them to think about what it might have been like to grow up in a different time and place.
The show will take place at High Plains Community Center Gym 525 Orange Center Road in Orange. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For advance tickets contact Michelle @ 203-605-4383 or firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of OCW.