Representing the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago, The Golden Dragons Acrobats will be performing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Carson Center in Paducah.

All tickets are $18. 

According to The Carson Center press release, The Golden Dragons are recognized today throughout the United States and abroad as a premier Chinese acrobatic touring company. 

Impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

Lien Chi Chang officially established the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats in 1967 with his family, which included Danny Chang, his sister and other students.

From 1967 to 1984, Lien Chi led the company to numerous performances in different nations, dazzling audiences from 8 to 80 across the globe.

Danny Chang, who often traveled with his father’s Golden Dragon Acrobats, was later chosen by the National Acrobats Troupe of the Republic of China to lead a world tour produced by the most prestigious acrobat school in Taiwan. 

Then, after more than 17 years of apprenticeship under his dad and several years of world tour, Danny Chang was ready to step up as the President of the Golden Dragon Acrobats when Lien Chi Chang accepted the head coaching job at the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts. As a young entrepreneur, Danny showed tremendous passion toward the acrobatic arts. His first goal was to reorganize the company from a small group to a world-renowned production company. He chose the United States as his starting point and with Bill Fegan’s assistance, the Golden Dragon Acrobats debuted in 1985.

Today, they have been recognized as the pre-eminent Chinese acrobatic company in the United States. 

The Carson Four Rivers Center is located at 100 Kentucky Ave. in Paducah. For ticket information, call 1-866-820-4553 or www.thecarsoncenter.org.

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