Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics

Artist: Li Liu
Type: Performance
Art Form: Dance
Grade Level: PreK-12
Scheduling Request

Witness astounding feats of hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, foot juggling, ribbon dancing, manipulation of Chinese yo-yos and other traditional Chinese acrobatics. Students will get a glimpse of Chinese culture and learn phrases in Li Liu’s native Mandarin. In this interactive performance, several volunteers will be selected to attempt a few of the easier (and safer!) of the Chinese acrobatics on display. Students will learn the historical significance of traditional lion and dragon dances, as Li encourages them to think about what it might have been like to grow up in a different time and place, and what can be accomplished through disciplined training.

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Chinese Acrobatics and Traditional Dance, Culture and History, Mandarin Language

Remote Single (pre recorded, includes follow up Q+A): $725

Additional Remote Q+A Sessions, one per class: $70

Single: $895

Double: $1,520

Triple: $2,145

Travel fee: $100 per day

Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts


One reserved parking space as close as possible to the performance area. 

Performance Space Requirements:

Performance should take place in a gymnasium, auditorium or cafeteria if possible.

Li Liu will need a minimum space of 25’ X 25’.

Floor should be as clean as possible (dry mopped).

Students should be seated on the floor and teachers should be seated in chairs on both sides. A center aisle is not needed. Please have 5 or 6 plastic cones available to designate where the front row will be.

All lights in the performance space should be at 100%.

Arrival time before first performance: 75 minutes

Strike time: 20 Minutes

Time needed between performances: 10 Minutes

Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.

Li Liu travels from Connecticut and arrives 90 minutes before performance start time. Late morning or afternoon preferred. Her calendar ( is updated regularly with school and other professional performances.