China Travel Guide
Shanghai Travel Guide & Tours Information - Acrobats
Chinese acrobatics is a favourite form of art among the people.
Historical records and ancient relics, relief carvings on tombs, stone carvings, brick carvings, murals in temples and grottoes, and decorative patterns on utensils show the origin of Chinese acrobatics more than two thousand years ago in the period of the Warring States. During the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.c.-220 A.D.), artists developed a wide variety of repertoire and acrobatics was thus called ’the show of a high level as a performing art by the Western Han Dynasty.
Acrobatics has played an important role in cultural exchanges between China and other nations. In the past 35 years, Chinese acrobatic troupes have toured more than 100 countries and regions throughout the world. Their excellent performances were warmly welcomed and highly appreciated by the people of various countries.
Chinese acrobatic shows never fail to present a stunning variety of exciting and terrifying stunts. You’ll be holding your breath during diabolical balancing acts and laughing with delight as acrobats do amazing trick cycling routines and juggle with their feet!