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Shangri La Chinese Acrobats
It's not perfect, but this is a fun, all-ages show. A bare stage, white curtain backdrop, and periodic audience participation give this acrobatic show a homegrown feeling.
THE SHANGRI-LA CHINESE ACROBATS are representatives of their country and art, and they take great pride in being selected to perform for audiences.
Comprised of sixteen set acts, this production lacks an emotional arch, but makes up for it with some awe-inspiring spectacle.
Cultural Activities in China
In China, being selected to become an acrobat is an honor and brings with it a great deal of prestige and the possibility of travel for their children, so parents encourage their children to audition for acrobatic schools.
However, this is also a great sacrifice for parents and students.If selected, the acrobatic school they attend will often be far away from family, friends, and the lives with which the students were familiar.
Once selected to attend a special acrobatic school, students take their general education classes in the morning hours. In the afternoon, they will practice gymnastics, juggling, martial arts and the dynamics of balance, speed and timing to perfect their craft - the students do this every day, six days a week!
Basic Philosophy of the show
The fundamental belief of Chinese theatre-goers is that theatre, at best, should be an illusion of life. Good Chinese theatre must show the real struggle of humans to succeed and survive as well as the joys of living.
THE SHANGRI-LA CHINESE ACROBATS take part of the philosophy of Peking Opera and brings it to the world. Acrobatics as an art form displays the grace, beauty, strength and agility of the human race.
In their performances, THE SHANGRI-LA CHINESE ACROBATS make feats of the seemingly impossible, possible right before the eyes! To be able to do this, however, requires a lot of dedication, determination and years of study and practice.
THE SHANGRI-LA CHINESE ACROBATS is directed by the Hai family, who are very famous acrobats in China and the US. Their clan boasts three generations of acrobatic tradition.
Balancing and Lions AppearancesThe show begins with a circus of performers in various positions of balance. It still looks great for the 5 seconds it's on stage before clearing for the Chinese Lions (each lion is operated by two men).
The men come out and clown around with a couple of 20-foot bamboo poles, balancing them on their chins. The clowning continues with a balloon. When the balloon pops on a front row seat holder, a performer shoots two crying streams of tears from his trick glasses.
Vase spinning is also wonderful where the three women, lying on their backs, each kick at a vase keeping it in the air with their feet. As with most of these acts, this one starts at the simple level and progresses to more impressive levels of difficulty. Three women finally keep three tables in the air with their feet.
Some knife juggling, but it was the hat juggling that got the audience going. One act peppered the stage with women, each spinning six plates atop six sticks.
Proceeding with the clowning, one guy juggles eggs, pretending to drop one into the crowd. Then pulling a volunteer from the audience, they strap him to a wall and play a spear-throwing joke on him.This bit is quite funny.
In general, these talented performers are obviously incredibly skilled, disciplined, well-trained athletes. There's no need to fake worry.There's no need to fake like a knife is sharp. And there's no need to bring select objects to the audience for authentication -- show them all or none.
This troupe will astound, amaze and inspire its audiences, while at the same time providing a taste of Chinese culture - bringing them a little closer to mutual understanding between all peoples.