Chinese Acrobatic Show In Beijing
While I was planning my trip to Beijing, a friend of mine suggested me to watch the Chinese Acrobatic Show, during my stay there. My travel schedule permitted me only a narrow window of time to spare; and as I was touring Beijing with a travel agency, I sent them an email asking if another evening show was really possible. My agency had already given me the options of choosing any “one” evening show and I had earlier chosen the Kung Fu Show. I soon received a reply that it was indeed possible with only the entry charge extra. They were ready to waive off the transfer cost!
In my revised travel itinerary, however, I found that my agency had actually clubbed my visit to the Chinese Acrobatic Show with my Ming Tomb & Great Wall Tour! So, I almost protested this as I wanted to spend more time exploring the Wall instead of bothering much about some Chinese circus. Duh! :-/ But it turned out that the travel agency really knew their job well.
I couldn’t spend more than 2 hours at the Badaling Great Wall. With all the Walking On The Great Wall, I soon became exhausted and literally froze from the chilling January winds. So the Chinese Acrobatic Show at downtown Beijing was a warm retreat.
At Choayang Theatre
The Chinese Acrobatic Show is an everyday event at the Chaoyang Theatre. The theatre is centrally located and easy to find.
The young boys and girls, performing complicated acrobatics, put together a spectacular show. They seemed to be highly skilled and perform in perfect rhythm. Anyone who has watched the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics will know what this “perfect rhythm” actually stands for. Not only do their hands and legs move in perfect synchronisation but also the props that they are using seem to move in tune. There’s also an interactive clown performance in between the acts that kids will surely love. Moreover, some of the stunts can really take your breath away.
You may have seen many of such acts in circuses back home but the uniqueness of this show is the exotic Chinese music combined with lots of colours and glitters on stage that sparkles up your mood.
All in all, the Chinese Acrobatic Show is indeed a nice way to spend a lazy evening in Beijing. Although I had seen some mixed reviews of the show on Trip Advisor, I was glad that I gave it a try. With all the smiles on the face of my family, it was worth the extra money that I’d paid for the tickets to my travel agency.