Cirque Shanghai is returning to Navy Pier! It was a hit last year and is returning to Chicago with a new show: The Year of the Dragon!
This all ages show will feature performers that are direct from China! They are known for their tumbling, juggling, balancing, and so much more! The show will also feature inspiring acts from Bike Balances, Hoop Diving, Teeterboard, Wheel of Death, and Group Chair Stack.
“Imperial Thunder” will also be in attendance! They are a daredevil motorcycle company. There will be five motorcyclists that will ride at break-neck speeds in a steel globe. It is a death-defying act and simply an amazing sight to see! Last year, the Chicago Tribune stated, “Excellent production values, a warm spirit and some terrific athletes” and “awe-producing gasps and thrills…amazing” stated, Time Out Chicago. Last year was a success and with the addition of new acts and talent it can only get better!
Cirque Shanghai, Year of the Dragon will begin shows May 24- Sept. 3, 2012. The dates and times can be found by following the link: http://www.navypier.com/cirqueshanghai/schedule.html
There are plenty of shows for everyone to enjoy! Yes, there’s more than one show! If you attend a show Wednesday or Saturday night, you will be able to enjoy Navy Pier’s beautiful fireworks afterward! The Cirque Shanghai will be on the Pepsi Skyline® Stage that seats up to 1,500. However, it is an open-air theater and will take place rain or shine! We hope you will join us to experience this wonderful event!
Tickets on sale beginning May 1st at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.