Last Sunday, we went to see the mesmerizing Golden Dragon Acrobats at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Every detail of this show was carefully thought out and well executed. It’s visually beautiful with its colorful costumes and simple, yet effective lighting design and props. The movements were extremely precise, astonishing, and done with flair, fun, and control. Neither myself, nor my husband, or Mishy have seen an acrobat show that left our mouths hanging open the whole time we were lucky enough to be part of the audience. We could not believe what we saw was physically possible and the talented performers made it seem so easy.

Several men spinning together.

The show touched on several cultural icons and symbols – from Thai mystical figures, to Indian Goddesses, to Mexican hat tricks. It was a marriage of artfully executed human feats with a travelogue around the world. It also featured modern dance movements and futuristic creations that were both dark and light. The dark not being scary, but interesting, and a shift in tone.

Mishy painting a fan.

Prior to the performance, during intermission, as well as after the show, the audience members were invited to paint fans in the lobby. This was led by Art To Grow On Children’s Arts Center Inc., a local South Bay area arts enrichment programs which provides services to preschools, elementary schools, not-profits organizations, parks and recreation services, camps, corporate day care facilities and more.

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is a comfortable and modern theatre which seats five hundred and two. It also features two spacious outdoor plazas and a Japanese Garden. They offer a variety of family and adult programming and entertainment. Their upcoming show for families includes, The Chipper Experience, Where Comedy and Magic Collide on April 30th, 2011 at 2PM and 8PM. Chipper has been named “Comedy Magician of the Year!” by the International Magicians Society for the second time. According to the press release, he has a unique brand of wit, original comedy magic and audience participation that has delighted literally thousands of audiences for over a decade. This show also features guest performer, Jade, who took the male-dominated world of magic by storm in 1990, when she won first place in the International Brotherhood of Magicians’ World Magic Competition.

Parking at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center is free and very easy.

Details:

Torrance Cultural Arts Center Foundation

http://www.torrancearts.org/

The Chipper Experience. Where Comedy and Magic Collide

http://www.torrancearts.org/chipper_experience.html

Art To Grow On Children’s Arts Center Inc

www.art2growon.com

We were given press tickets to see Golden Dragon Acrobats. Our opinions are our own.

This sounds like a very fun event and thought it would be of interest to some families who like to dance. There’s one tomorrow at reDiscover in Mar Vista. Proceeds go towards charity. Here are the details for tomorrow’s event.
April 1st

reDiscover Center
12958 W Washington Blvd
LA, CA 90066

There’s another one in Hollywood and Glendale.
·         Saturday, April 2 – The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale, 1-4 pm. FREE

·         Sunday, April 3 – Dim Mak Studios, (formerly Cinespace) Hollywood, 12-3 pm. Tickets: $20 / $60 family 4-pack.

Tickets at:
http://babylovesdisco.com/events/

The Baby Loves Disco Superhero Tour celebrates everybody’s inner superhero,and prove that moms, dads and kids of all sizes all have special powers worthy of superhero status. Families are invited to come in costume or just as they are, joining the Baby Loves Disco dancing nation.

The tour will feature special guest superhero DJs and MCs in addition to new big video screens, dance instruction, super contests and surprises at every turn. At its core, each event retains the patented mix of Baby Loves Disco magic that has helped connect a worldwide community of moms, dads and kids of all nations, of all colors and all walks of life all in the name of dance (and fun!).

As Baby Loves Disco co-founder Andy Blackman Hurwitz says, “Come and shake it…..or cape it. The Disco Superheroes
are coming to a town near you,keeping dance floors safe from coast to coast.”

Baby Loves Disco is an internationally acclaimed family dance party, founded six years ago by two parents in Philadelphia. Since then, Baby Loves Disco has gotten parents and kids grooving at all kinds of venues, including those in the 45-city Baby Loves Disco Lemonade Tour in 2010. In recognition of the global reach of Baby Loves Disco, Babble.com chose co-founder Heather Murphy Monteith as one of the top 50 “Mompreneurs” in the country. Co-founder Hurwitz was also recently featured as a notable dad in Parents’ magazine.