Everyone enjoys watching acrobatics. These behaviors can seem scary and dangerous at times,but they can also be exciting and surprising. Although Chinese acrobatic troupes perform internationally, they are uncommon among foreign audiences. In China, you might want to see the amazing balance and skill.
Acrobats developed their own style based on traditional ancient arts such as dancing, drama, martial arts and magic shows. Their acrobatics are distinctive, combining traditional skills with physical exercise. Generally speaking, there are two styles of Chinese acrobatics: martial arts style and circus style.
Martial arts style: martial arts troupes often perform martial arts scenes and use a variety of weapons.
Circus-style shows: they are more like western acrobatic shows. Individual performers and groups of acrobats perform amazing balancing, juggling, and gymnastic movements that are often fun.
Chinese acrobats pay special attention to developing waist and leg strength. Strong abdominal muscles are the key to all precise control of trunk movement. Strong legs are essential for maintaining perfect balance when standing on a wire rope or other object or other acrobat.
Chinese acrobatics emphasize the control of force and harmony with other acrobats to achieve smooth and flexible movements that exude power control. They can do this by practicing martial arts, such as tai chi or kung fu, with graceful movements.
Chinese acrobats tend to emphasize balance and extreme flexibility more than their Russian or western counterparts. This may be due to the influence of martial arts styles that emphasize the development of good flexibility and balance. Chinese acrobats concentrate on time and coordination. Individual performers practice precise coordination.
They use martial arts techniques in a thrilling and sometimes comic way. Many programs will feature traditional Chinese music, recorded or performed live by musicians playing traditional instruments. Costumes or themes may be taken from familiar operas. Acrobats can perform scenes from folklore, stories or ancient novels, such as the Monkey King. You may not know the story or the music, but you will still like the sound, the color, and the unusual costumes.