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Event Archive - Canadian Debut Appearance!: Jigu! Thunder Drums of China

Sun. April 1st 2007 8pm - 10:30pm doors at 7:30pm Chan Shun Concert Hall @ The Chan Centre (All Ages) 8pm - 10:30pm doors at 7:30pm
$39.50/$37.50/$35.50
Tickets at: Chan Centre Ticket Office 604.822.2697, All Ticketmaster Locations
Jigu! Thunder Drums of China
28-member ensemble direct from Shanxi Province
Sunday, April 1st, 2007
Chan Centre for The Performing Arts at UBC
6265 Crescent Road, UBC, Vancouver BC
Doors 7pm - Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $39.50/$37.50/$35.50 + Service charges (No Service charges at Chan Centre Ticket Office)
Available at: Ticketmaster outlets, Chan Centre Ticket Office,
Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone: 604.280.3311 or at http://www.ticketmaster.ca

"Deeply rooted in Chinese folk traditions and updated with high-tech lighting and special effects,
Jigu's spectacular movement and drumming is designed to enhance the eyes, entrance the ears and
engage the spirit."
Chico Performances (California)


"There is something very original and elusive in their performance…this honesty and spontaneity is
a wonderful thing…not the least in the genre of folklore, but it became a very important part of the
performance that one will not soon forget!"
Berlingske Times (Denmark)

“The thunder dragon roared in the Cultural Grand Theatre on Monday night… for most of this
exciting show, there was a strong feeling that something very special was happening on stage!”
South China Morning Post

JIGU! In Chinese it means to 'beat or touch the drum' and your audience will clamor for more as they
are thrilled by the powerful Thunder Drums of China! Hailing from the Shanxi province, this world-
renown company of 28 drummers, percussionists and musicians will astound audiences in this ultra-
sensory entertainment experience. The fine art of drumming and percussive performance is
indicative of the culture of the Shanxi province. Performances by Jigu! are deeply rooted in these
folk origins, which are blended with many modern musical elements. In this fascinating, totally new
show concept from the producers of The Peking Acrobats®, high-tech lighting and special effects
add to the drama of this spectacular and awe-inspiring cultural event your patrons won't want to
miss. Not only can you see and hear the action, but you can actually feel the intense sound!
Experience the vibrant and colorful roar of JIGU! Thunder Drums of China.

HISTORY: The Ensemble was founded in 1988 and they have performed in many countries including
Denmark, Morocco, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

FESTIVALS: CCTV's (China's National TV Station) Spring Festival Special Event; The Shanghai
International Arts Festival; The Chinese Folk Art Festival; The Summer of Ha'ErBin Arts Festival; The
Hong Kong Drum Festival and Competition. (Finalists); The 2004 China/US National Basketball
Games (They were featured performers at NBA Games)

AWARDS: Gold Medalists 2004 National Star Awards in China given for excellence in their field of
drumming and percussive performance (also 2000, 2001 and 1992); Winners in the 1992 Chinese
Folk Dancing Competitions for Percussion and Drums Performers.

Jigu! Thunder Drums of China

"Deeply rooted in Chinese folk traditions and updated with high-tech lighting and special effects, Jigu's spectacular movement and drumming is designed to enhance the eyes, entrance the ears and engage the spirit." Chico Performances (California) "There is something very original and elusive in their performance…this honesty and spontan... more info
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