The world-renowned Cirque Chinois, the National Circus of the People's Republic of China, is helping the East Bay fall arts season get off to a flying start.
The circus opens the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center's fall season on Sept. 14, before moving to Cal Performances at UC Berkeley for performances on Sept. 15 and 16.
The renowned troupe is known to engage in eye-popping feats of acrobatics, juggling, juggling, contortion, and airborn theatrics.
The Sept. 14 show at Livermore's Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., is at 7:30 p.m., and is currently listed as sold out. Contact 925-373-6800 or www.mylvpac.com to check for any late ticket releases.
Cirque Chinois performs 8 p.m. Sept. 15 and 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at Zellerbach Hall Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue on the UC Berkeley campus. Tickets are $22-$52; contact 510-642-9988 or www.calperformances.org.