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Kent Spotlight Series to feature New Shanghai Circus Feb. 15

The New Shanghai Circus performs Feb. 15 at Kentwood High School in Covington as part of the city of Kent Spotlight Series. - COURTESY PHOTO
The New Shanghai Circus performs Feb. 15 at Kentwood High School in Covington as part of the city of Kent Spotlight Series.
— image credit: COURTESY PHOTO

New Shanghai Circus brings 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions to Kent’s Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., in Covington.

Direct from China, the New Shanghai Circus has been wowing audiences for more than 16 years, according to a city of Kent Spotlight Series media release.

Masterful acrobats, astounding contortionists and clever comedians perform feats of incredible skill and imagination that delight audiences of all ages. The show reflects traditions of ancient harvest festivals, and features modern choreography, lighting, scenery and powerful music. New Shanghai Circus’ astonishing athletes defy gravity and stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors ages 55 and older and $20 for youth ages 25 and youger. Tickets are available at www.kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons (525 4th Ave. N.).  Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Box office is closed on Sunday.

Spotlight Series is presented by the Kent Arts Commission and Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services. For information call 253-856-5050.

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