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Photo credit: Asian Artists Productions

Photo credit: Asian Artists Productions

Title: The Golden Dragon Acrobats
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Description: The Golden Dragon Acrobats
December 5, 2009
Saturday @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
The NEW Virginia G. Piper Theater

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present The Golden Dragon Acrobats on Dec. 5 in its new, state-of-the-art Virginia G. Piper Theater. The Acrobats will perform an evening show at 8 p.m. and a 2 p.m. family matinee.

Single tickets are available for $38 online at or through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts box office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787).

Internationally recognized as the premier touring Chinese acrobatic troupe, The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. Presented as part of the Center’s special Destination China series, this stunning performance combines astonishing feats of acrobatics and dance with spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theater.

This project received support from the Arizona Commission on the Arts; WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and directly behind Los Olivos restaurant on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members’ experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assisted listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Web site at or contact the patron services box office at (480) 994-ARTS ext. 2 [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.

Attend with family and friends, or bring a group from your business, civic or religious organization. Save $3 per ticket and at least $30 in handling fees when purchasing 15 or more tickets to the same event (subject to availability; some restrictions apply). Instead of $2.50 per single ticket, the handling fee is only $7.50 total for group orders. Full-time students may purchase half-price tickets one hour before events/performances (subject to availability; limit one single ticket per full-time student; some restrictions apply). Must present current valid student I.D. in person at the patron services box office. No phone orders.

Opened in 1975, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents a dynamic, culturally diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and satire. Approximately 2,000 performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are showcased annually serving more than 300,000 people and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and vibrant arts scene. Performances take place in the Center’s newly renovated 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater and 137-seat Stage 2 as well as the 2,000-seat amphitheater on the grounds of the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The Center’s youth education and outreach programs reach more than 50,000 school children each year, and its free events are available to the entire public. The Center also produces the award-winning Scottsdale Arts Festival every March; Sunday A’Fair, a series of free outdoor music festivals held on Sunday afternoons from January to April; and Native Trails, a collaboration with the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau that features free demonstrations of Native American arts and culture from January to April. Opening in fall 2009, the Center Bistro by Arcadia Farms features pre- and post-show menus. Open daily and during performances, The Store @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers hand-crafted jewelry, accessories for the home, imaginative toys, recordings, books, greeting cards and more.

The Scottsdale Cultural Council, a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is contracted by the City of Scottsdale, Ariz., to administer certain City arts and cultural projects and to manage the City-owned Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Public Art Program. The programs of the Scottsdale Cultural Council are made possible, in part, by the support of members and donors and grants received from the Arizona Commission on the Arts through appropriations from the Arizona State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Box Office: (480) 994-ARTS (2787) ext. 2
TDD: (480) 874-4694
E-mail: gro.straccsnull@ofni
Fax: (480) 874-4699

For interviews, digital photographs or additional information please contact:

Bill Thompson
Public Relations Manager
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Phone: (480) 874-4626
E-mail: gro.straccsnull@tllib

Date: December 5, 2009

Times: 2:00pm & 8:00pm