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See the Jeweled Dragon Acrobats at Epcot

posted on October 12th, 2011 by Gene Duncan, Photographer, Walt Disney World Resort

In China, it is customary for aspiring athletes and acrobats to begin training and preparation at a very early age. The dream is to audition and be selected to join a professional acrobat troupe. The Jeweled Dragon Acrobats are such a troupe and they have just launched a year-long engagement at Epcot, arriving directly from China. Consisting of six men and two women, all between 18 and 21 years old, the talented performers have been together as a troupe for three years.

These gifted acrobats perform five shows daily, five days a week in the China courtyard and showcase extraordinary feats of strength, agility and balance. I discovered this amazing troupe yesterday afternoon and am displaying a small gallery of snapshots to whet your appetite. Did I say amazing?

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Here’s a look at other special performances you can see throughout Disney Parks:

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Ana from TX on October 12th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Great pictures! Can’t wait to see them in December!


Paul on October 12th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I saw them perform last wednesday. They are great!


Eddy from AL on October 13th, 2011 at 10:35 am

My daughter and I watched them last week. We thought they were “new” to Disney because they were not there last year. It is a great show and a fantastic opportunity to relax for 20 minutes or so. You will be amazed at how limber the girls are and the strength the men have.


Kathy on November 9th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

March 31, 2012 Arts International is held on the campus of Francis Marion University. The Jeweled looks look great. I know that they have a year long contract with you, however I didn’t know when that year ends. Is there anyway to get contact information if not for this year for future festivals. Thank you for your time.
Kathy J.
Special Events Coordinator