China’s eye-popping Cirque Mei comes to Palo Alto – The Mercury News

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From China’s Hebei Province comes Cirque Mei, serving up a exhilarating family-friendly mix of traditional and contemporary circus feats. Decked in dazzling outfits and accompanied by live music and eye-popping sets and lighting, the renowned troupe engages in such gravity-challenging entertainment as foot juggling, ladder balancing, acrobatic hoop diving, a clown-car style group bicycle act, a human house-of-cards contortionist stunt, and more. The troupe was founded in 1976 in the province that was home to imperial summer residence of Qing Dynasty emperors. The company’s U.S. tour includes one Bay Area stop, Sept. 18 at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. Details: 7:30 p.m.; $30-$55; 650-223-8649, [embedded content]. .

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