Founded in 1950, the China National Acrobatic Troupe (CNAT) is the only national level acrobatic performing troupe established under Premier Zhou Enlai after the founding of new China.
CNAT combines tradition with innovation by preserving many traditional styles, but also integrating music, dance, drama, and kungfu, forming countless new programs.
Presently, the CNAT has won 47 gold medals including the Golden Clown award, President Award, and Gold Magic Prize, in a variety of international and domestic competitions.
The CNAT has visited more than 114 countries and regions in the world.
The CNAT consists of an acrobatic training center with a total of 200 performers, a circus, and also the Li Ning Magic Workshop, which is dedicated to the training of magicians. ♦
The CNAT will be performing in Seattle on Oct. 30, Oct. 31, and Nov. 1 at Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus. For more information, visit www.dareacrobats.com. To buy tickets, visit www.aapat.org or call 206-287-9998.