Wang Hong’s name translates into English as “rainbow” and the spectrum of talents that she employs in her performance are as beautiful and delicate as that ephemeral play of light.
She was raised in Harbin, far northeast province of China’s border with the Soviet Union. At 10 years of age she started training as a gymnast but began her performance career as a dancer. She has worked in North America with world-renowned Cirque du Soleil, and for almost 20 years with the famed Tandy Beal Dance Theater company, as well as Tandy’s offshoot, the New Pickle Circus.
Wang Hong has toured as an acrobat, a juggler and an antipodist (foot balancer): her presentation of an act employing those skills in the delicate manipulation of parasols has won for her the Gold Medal in Paris, at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, the most prestigious award in the world of circus.
Grace and strength combined in a performance unlike any you’ve ever seen.