Danny Chang and his Golden Dragon Acrobats continue their rigorous, 30+ year US touring schedule of a centuries-old Chinese art form, presenting over 200 performances annually. In 2005, their Broadway debut and seven-week run at the New Victory Theater earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations (Angela Chang for Best Choreography and Danny Chang for Most Unique Theatrical Experience). The Golden Dragon Acrobats returned to the Broadway venue for the holiday 2014 season, making them the ONLY acrobatic troupe from China chosen to perform twice at this prestigious venue!
Answering the new market demand from US presenters, producer Danny Chang restructured the Golden Dragon Acrobats in 1998 to form Asian Artists Productions, Inc. or AAPI. While the company continued to produce and tour the Golden Dragon Acrobats, AAIP expanded to create theatrically elaborate, resident-shows like Circo Magnifico, Dream, Pagoda and Cirque D’or, each for a specific US market. In particular, “Cirque Zíva”, was created in 2011 for a 10-week engagement at Asbury Park Boardwalk’s Paramount Theatre, the first-ever summer run held at the venue in its 80-year history. An instant success, earning critical acclaim and packed houses, the show burst onto the US performing arts circuit with a 55-city, 20-week premiere tour in 2013, and encore tours during winter/spring though 2016.
Throughout the history of the Golden Dragon Acrobats, the company has performed in all fifty states, including return engagements in the lower 48 states. The troupe has distinguished itself from the majority of Chinese acrobatic companies touring the US, by emphasizing cultural exchange; the troupe spends more than one third of its tour participating in community and youth outreach programming.
Golden Dragon Acrobats will be at the Ordway on Friday May 31 for a 6:00 pm performance and on Saturday, June 1 for 1:00 am and 2:00 pm performances.
Tickets are available HERE.
01.19.2020 Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX
01.23.2020 Community Concert Hall at Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO
01.26.2020 Sycuan Casino Resort, El Cajon, CA
02.03.2020 Higley Center for the Performing Arts, Gilbert, AZ
02.08.2020 Empress Theatre, Vallejo, CA
02.13.2020 Ross Ragland Theater, Klamath Falls, OR
02.15.2020 Jewett Auditorium, Caldwell, ID
02.19.2020 Lander Valley HS Auditorium, Lander, WY
02.22.2020 Benedicta Arts Center, St. Joseph, MN
02.23.2020 Sheldon Theatre, Redwing, MN
02.25.2020 – 02.26.2020 North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, IL
02.27.2020 Schauer Arts and Activities Center, Hartford, WI
02.29.2020 Butler Hall at Heritage Center, Dubuque, IA
03.06.2020 Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH
03.07.2020 Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY
03.15.2020 Amoss Center at Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD
03.19.2020 – 03.20.2020 Kraushaaur Auditorium, Towson, MD
03.21.2020 Stadium Theatre, Woonsocket, RI
03.26.2020 Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade, FL