Acrobats come to town

Lily Fahel

The Golden Dragon Acrobats were literally jumping through hoops to please their audience at the Rabobank Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

The Bakersfield Community Concert Association’s president Carol E. Smith opened the show by thanking Fruitvale Junior High’s 7-8th grade concert band for performing the pre-concert music and also the BCCA members and audience for their support of this event.

According to Smith, the Golden Dragon Acrobats had performed in Bakersfield in the 2002-2003 Season and “are back by popular demand.”

The two-hour show consisted of some truly jaw dropping acts, one of which particularly had the audience in awe being “The Tower of Chairs” in which the performer must precisely stack chair upon chair while he balanced himself so as not to tear down the tower. Then once he had almost touched the ceiling of the theater, the amazingly strong acrobat’s biceps rippled as he used mainly upper body strength to balance himself, toes to the sky, on the highest chair while the chair was tilted at various angles.