Everyone knows that, in Master Lu Yi, we have a living legend in our midst. But did you know that he is celebrating a major milestone this year? That’s right — on August 25, our beloved Master Lu Yi turns 75!
Lu Yi came to the US after 33 years with China’s celebrated Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe, with a dream of bringing this important part of his culture to American audiences. He joined Circus Center as Master Teacher and Artistic Director in 1990. Teaching has always been an important part of his career, which has also included performing, judging competitions, and directing performing companies. Nothing brings Lu Yi more joy than seeing his students perform, and we have been extremely fortunate that he chose Circus Center as the vehicle for imparting his experience and wisdom to the next generation of circus performers.
To honor this big birthday and his years of leadership in the global circus community, Circus Center is planning a 2-part international celebration:
- Montreal: Labor Day Weekend 2014
- San Francisco: Early September 2014
We are in the planning stages for both events right now, so keep on the lookout for more announcements. What we know for sure, though, is that both events will offer lots of opportunities for you to make your unique contribution to honoring this amazing man and his circus legacy: performances, volunteer help, donations, and more.