Shanghai Acrobats at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center in December

Shanghai Acrobats

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the Orlando engagement of Shanghai Acrobats’ debut of “Shanghai Nights.” The celebration of world music and dance, coming direct to central Florida from the People’s Republic of China, will play the Walt Disney Theater on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $35.00 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

The Orlando performance is under the direction of Mr. Liu Junke, artistic choreography by Ms. Zhao Shuangwu and additional choreography and staging by Iryna Kovalova.

The company of Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China 2016 was founded in 1959 and belongs to the artistic entities of governmental finance allocation (state-owned enterprise). After more than 50 years’ efforts, it has become one of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China and has won many awards at the acrobatic and circus competitions at home and abroad.

Shanghai Acrobats

The premise of “Shanghai Nights” is a dream journey, where a young boy enters into the world of fantasy, seeing a beautiful fairy phoenix flying over the sea. The boy, attracted to the beauty, runs to the water, and the adventure begins.

About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn.  The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces.  Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces.  The Dr. Phillips Center is a public-private collaboration with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors. For more information please visit drphillipscenter.org.