Ticket feature: Chinese acrobatic troupe performing in Alto

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The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, a group straight from Beijing, will be performing 7 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at the Spencer Theater in Alto both nights in their first U.S. tour.

The troupe was first established in the 1950s by the government of the People’s Republic of China.

Individual acrobats’ poised movements combine in displays of high-flying trapeze, aerial balance, dance, juggling and comedy.

The company has performed in more than forty countries worldwide. The company’s repertoire has a myriad of International and National Gold Prize-winning Acts, including “Slack Wire,” “Diabolo” and “Pagoda of Bowls.”

The company owns the Institution for Acrobatic Schooling, Training and Repertoire in Beijing. The Beijing Municipality funds the institution by a special grant, and the company invests each year in new productions, as well as acrobatic science research. It has become one of the largest acrobatic and circus arts centers in China and the world.