With the greatest of ease, the New Shanghai Circus showed off incredible feats of strength and balance Saturday night as the performers took to the stage at the Turlock Community Theatre. The group features the best of the best of Chinese acrobatic troupes, with many of its members holding gold, silver and bronze medals from national competitions in a sport dating back thousands of years. Above, a dragon dances across the stage. At left, a performer seems to hover on the edge of disaster. At top right, a contortionist displays her stunning flexibility. At top left, five acrobats hang from the ceiling as they swing, twist and fly.