Quick Update!
Cirque got back to me:

Dear Christopher,

We could invite you in New York for a martiaL art audition in April (around the 12th). Would it be more convenient for you? I think that it would be awfull to cancell your terip to China.

Please advise if April would be OK for you.

Best regards

So much better. Only possible conflict would be Elizabeth’s Wedding that I am supposed to film on April 5th. but that is not exactly “around” the 12th. Still if I miss that it would be less then ideal, but much closer to the perfect audition than canceling China