Acrobatics is a traditional art form in which the performers depend on each other's skill and timing. It is a great program for your travel in Beijing. Chinese acrobatics is said to have started during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) two thousand years old. It is believed that it developed out of the labor and self-defense skills practiced by the populace during their leisure time. As the world infrastructure developed, acrobatics gradually developed into a performance art. Acrobatic art has its own unique forms and structures. The performance itself is very depictive; meaning the lighting requirements are much stricter than in opera and drama. The music must be perfectly simultaneous with the performance, which promoted the atmosphere of the event even more moving and exciting. China has many world class acrobatic troupes. In Beijing one can see
breath-holding acrobatics, some of which can be so demanding in the timing and balancing skill as to verge on the impossible. Chinese acrobatic art has never overemphasized the role of the music. Both performers and audience pay more attention to the action; this means that it takes time for performers to adjust to the changes in the music. A successful acrobatic show also requires appropriate clothing. Costumes further increase the splendor of the performance and enhance the visual impact of the show. Watching a Chinese acrobatics show, many people are affected deeply both mentally and physically. It is truly a memorable experience. Here are some famous acrobatic show theatre in Beijing:. Beijing Tiandi Theatre is the special place for the performances of China Acrobatic Troupe. The performances of this troupe have gained many national and international prizes,
such as Little Diabolo Girls, Morning Exercise, etc. Tiandi Theatre, Time: 7:15 pm daily. Address: 10 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Tel: +86 10 6502 3984. Another famous theatre, Beijing Chaoyang Theatre where you could watch acrobatics and other programs of entertainment. Top acrobatic artists invited from all over the country perform for Chinese and foreign tourists. The program features trick cycling, leaping through hoops and Chinese magic tricks. Some of the artists have won prizes in international competitions. Spinning plates, juggling umbrellas, contortionists and acrobats fill the air. Integrating superlative juggling, balancing and jumping through hoops with the finest ancient Chinese dancing, the star-studded cast will amaze.
Time: 7:15 pm daily. Address: 36, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing.