Corner Club: Li Liu, Acrobat
Time: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Li Liu! Li Liu was born in the city of Shenyang in Northeast China. At the age of six, she began her acrobatic training, and the following year she was chosen to attend the Chinese National Circus School in Beijing. While in Beijing she trained for eight hours a day until she was 16. In 1984 her artistic cycling act won a gold medal at the prestigious Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, France. She often teamed with her sister Liu Ying to create duo acts that were conceived by her coach and father Liu Gui Ting. In 1995 their duo hand balancing act was selected to perform at The Wu Qiao International Circus Festival where they were awarded “The Golden Lion” prize. Li came to the United States in 2000 with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and has been working as a freelance performer since 2003. Children will need a note to get off the school bus at the Library. All are welcome to come see Li perform.