Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi - New Victory Theater
Hours: Fridays at 7pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 5pm; Sundays at 12pm and 5pm. December 2 through January 1, 2012. Family workshops on December 10 and December 18
209 W. 42nd Street - 646-223-3010
Manhattan, NY 10036
Description: Climb a three-story tower of teetering chairs? Piece of cake. Ricochet like pinballs from 25-foot poles? Easy peasy. Balance en pointe on a man's head? No prob. At least not for Cirque Shanghai, the world's premier company of Chinese acrobats. Throughout the holiday season, this supremely gifted cadre of contortionists, aerialists, and gymnasts will perform daredevil feats with mind-blowing perfection, thrilling you and your family with their strength, beauty, and uncanny ability to make the impossible look effortless. Bursting with vivid color, grandeur and traditional Far East pageantry, Bai Xi -- which means "one hundred amazing acts" -- is a circus spectacular that lives up to the Chinese proverb: "It is a great man who can bend and stretch!"