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Tricks, tumbles, high-tech effects

The Peking Acrobats are coming to the Bankhead Theater at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4.
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The Peking Acrobats have been featured on television shows and specials since 1986.

The Peking Acrobats have been featured on television shows and specials since 1986 and now they are coming to the Bankhead Theater at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, as they push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control.

They set the world record for the "human chair stack" in 1999, balancing six people on six chairs, 21 feet in the air without safety lines. 

The act includes high-tech special effects along with acrobatic feats, accompanied by live musicians on traditional Chinese instruments. Tickets are $20 to $78. Visit livermorearts.org, call 373-6800, or go to the box office, 2400 First St., Livermore.