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Beijing’s Chaoyang Theatre has for decades been the capital’s go-to destination for el
ectrifying and awe-inspiring Chinese acrobatics performances, entertaining audiences from all over the globe.上海后花园
Located in the city’s Chaoyang district, the theater, which opened in 1984, has evolved from being a
上海后花园venue for dance dramas and opera to a must-visit destination awarded as a national center of culture in 2001.
After years of refinements, acrobatics was eventually designated as the theater’s perman
ent theme. Chinese acrobatics is a spectacular performance art characterized by amazing physical fe上海后花园品茶微信
ats and gravity-defying stunts, inspired by the struggle between humans and nature.
Acrobatics has a rich history in China. In ancient times, the art form was inspired by hunting and going to war. Historical documents show acrobatics first app
上海后花园eared during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). It was refined during the Western Han Dynasty (206 B
C-AD 24), when pole climbing and tightrope walking debuted on stage. The most famous performance at that time, Gu
ang Chang Bai Xi, saw a rich variety of acrobatic acts performed simultaneously in a public square.上海后花园品茶微信
Chaoyang Theatre currently stages about 1,000 dazzling performances every year, includ
ing up to four daily shows in its 1,300-seat performance hall during peak season from May to October.
上海后花园品茶微信Many renowned acrobatics troupes have graced the stage at the theater, among them Deyang Acrobatic Troupe from Sou
thwest China’s Sichuan province, which has performed its acrobatics show Flying in Chaoyang Theatre for almost 20 years.
The show celebrates the ancient worship of the sun and birds by the people of Sichuan tho
usands of years ago. Its name was inspired by the notion that one day the human mind and body would be able to fly freely.上海后花园品茶微信
The storytelling mixes flips, falls, dance and high-wire spectacle with the latest in high-tech sound and lighting, to whisk the
audiences away to the world of Sichuan some 3,000 years ago. At the show’s climax, live peacocks and macaws f上海后花园品茶微信
rom Sichuan fly over the audience to land and perch on the hands of the performers on stage.