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National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China




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    Do you remember watching those certain shows on cable where they have extremely skilled acrobats performing un-believable demonstrations of flexibility? No, really, unbelievable. The kind of flexibility that makes you want to cringe because something, something has to do horribly wrong... but instead it's awesome?

    Friday, that larger-than-life act will come to the area -- the National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China will perform at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, (Fairfax, Va.).

    These flexible and ingenious acrobats have traveled direct from Beijing to make us all look like zumba dropouts. The National Acrobats have been traveling across the globe for more than 50 years (OK, not the same exact acrobats, but you get the point) to show off their extraordinary skills and daring acrobatic feats.

    Expect to see chairs, ladders, poles, tables, scarves, bowls and plates being used by all the agile performers... although if any of them is actually able to fit into a bowl, we'll give our right arms to charity.

    The show is 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18. Tickets are $24-$48, with student discounts available.