Founded in 1951 as the Shanghai Acrobatic Theatre, The New Shanghai Circus has won more Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in domestic and international circus competitions to date than any other Chinese acrobatic company. Breathtaking and polished to perfection, the singular skills performed by The New Shanghai Circus have their roots in everyday lives of the village peasants, farmers and craftsman of the Han Dynasty. (PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT)
"Feats of circus art that reach literally breathtaking heights of skill...the new Shanghai Circus is providing entertainment in abundance." - The New York Times
To assist educators who wish to best prepare their students to attend Van Wezel Schooltime Performances and bring arts based learning to their classrooms, learning materials are provided for each performance. Company provided study guides provide information and activities about the upcoming performance, and Van Wezel Art Works learning modules take engagement to the next level with detailed arts based lesson plans. To encourage young readers, download recommended reading lists from the Sarasota County Public Libraries.
- Running Time: 1 hour
- Audience: Ages 4 and Older
Interpersonal Relationships, Language, Literature, Music, Storytelling
Schooltime Performance tickets are $7 for students, teachers, and chaperones. After every 10 tickets purchased, Teachers will receive 1 complimentary ticket that may be given to a student or chaperone in need. The Van Wezel Foundation generously provides reimbursement to public schools unable to pay for transportation. Reimbursement for busing may be limited by the availability of grant funding. Requests will be honored on a first come first served basis. For more information contact (941) 955-7676 ext. 2243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.