Bubblefest XV: Bubbles Are All in the Family
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Mike Wheeler
Discovery Science Center
DENI YANG SHOWS BUBBLES ARE ALL IN THE FAMILY
SANTA ANA, CA. – April 15, 2011 – If Fan Yang is the King of Bubbles, Deni Yang is the Prince. Fan Yang has made bubble artistry his life, and performs all over the world to audiences that are amazed at what he can do. Only a few weeks ago on April 4, Yang set a world record at the Discovery Science Center by encapsulating 118 adults in a single soap bubble, as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Including children, a total of 151 people were inside the bubble.
The daily Mega Bubble Shows at Discovery Science Center during Bubblefest XV have wowed audiences, and now through the end of Bubblefest on April 24, Fan’s son Deni will bring his own unique style to the stage.
“He has a classic and elegant style,” Deni said of his father’s show. “My style is a more hip style, for the younger generation.”
Fan is thrilled to have his son take over the show at Bubblefest, but he isn’t surprised. Deni has been around bubble artistry his entire life, and began performing on stage at the age of 4.
“When he was young growing up, there were always props and elements around the house,” Fan said. “I showed him tricks and he would play without even knowing he was learning. All of us love bubbles, children and adults. We all enjoy the phenomena.”
Deni’s mother Ana and sister Melody also perform bubble artistry, and in fact are taking over Deni’s New York City show while Deni performs at Discovery Science Center.
“Bubbles have been a part of my life, my whole life,” said Deni. “As I got better, my parents put me on stage. My first show was in Italy when I was 4. After that, I slowly built my stage persona.”
The Mega Bubble Show is a visually astonishing, a high-tech combination of art and science using bubbles, lights and special effects. It includes bubble carousels, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.
Bubblefest continues through April 24. There are four Mega Bubble Shows daily: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Bubblefest also features science learning stations in the Bubble Lab, which demonstrate math and science principles like surface tension, elasticity, air pressure, geometry and more. “Me in a Bubble” offers the opportunity for guests to step inside a giant bubble and have their picture taken. And children of all ages can get busy in the Bubble Courtyard and create their own bubble magic.
A new feature of Bubblefest this year is Bubble Busters: Discover the Science! This special stage show will help visitors answer questions like, “Can you walk on water?” and “Can a bubble last forever?” Bubblefest is included with general admission to Discovery Science Center. The daily Mega Bubble Shows require a separate fee of $5 for Discovery Science Center members and $7 for the general public. “Me in a Bubble” also requires an additional charge.
About Deni Yang
Deni Yang has been combining entertainment, art and science performing in bubble shows for the most of his young life. Following in the footsteps of his parents Fan and Ana, Deni’s first appearance was at the age of 4 on Italian television where he fascinated millions of viewers across Europe. To set up an interview with Deni Yang contact Mike Wheeler, Director of Marketing at Discovery Science Center, at 714-913-5017 or by email at MWheeler@discoverycube.org. Photos of Deni Yang are available upon request.
About Discovery Science Center
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