Peking Dreams opens new season at Farquhar

National Circus and Acrobats from the People’s Republic of China will thrill the crowds at Saturday matinee

The National Circus and Acrobats from the People’s Republic of China will perform Peking Dreams Saturday afternoon at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium.

The Farquhar Auditorium’s season kicks off with a performance by Peking Dreams, a troupe that has made a profound contribution to the circus world and heavily influenced the creation of Cirque du Soleil.

Direct from Beijing, the National Circus and Acrobats from the People’s Republic of China is a compilation of the most talented performers from one of the world’s largest nations. Featuring performances in ballet, plate spinning, tumbling, contortionism, juggling and much more, the National Acrobats wide array of styles make no two performances alike.

Peking Dreams – incorporating elements of acrobatics, Chinese circus and Peking Opera – invites audiences into an artistic world full of history and wonder. The actors’ flawless performance, colourful costumes and elaborate makeup will astound audiences with visual and aural treats. Since its inception in 1951, there have been more than 200 artists of the company that have won the gold and silver awards at international and national acrobatic competitions and circus festivals.

Cirque Peking will take the stage at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium for a 2 p.m. matinee Sept. 5. Tickets are $36 for adults, $26 for students and $16 for children. A family pack for two adults and two students is $100, while a four-pack of four general admissions is $120.

For ticket information, call 250-721-8480, email or visit


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