Chinese acrobatics is well known for its difficult actions, great skills and delicate arts. It is also an interactive art form. No matter if you are young or old, educated or not, Chinese or not, you can easily enjoy it while watching the performance by the acrobats. Therefore, Chinese acrobatics is deeply loved both at home and abroad because there is no language barrier or cultural stumbling blocks.
Acrobatics already has a history of 2,000 years in China, and it is a general term for various performing arts like ventriloquism, trick-cycling, lion dancing, and magic. It started to develop from Neolithic times and became well formed in the following dynasties. The acrobatic arts were further developed both in content and variety during the Han Dynasty. The number of acrobats increased and their performing skills improved greatly during the Tang Dynasty. During the many years of its development, Chinese acrobatics has nurtured its own unique style.
Now Chinese acrobatics has gained great fame for Chinese people and has become an envoy of cultural exchange between China and other countries. If you visit Shanghai, Shanghai s acrobatics shows are not to be missed. They are held each night and last for about 2 hours, which is a wonderful night out for visitors to the city.
By enjoying Shanghai s acrobatics, one of the most famous acrobatics performances in China, you will enjoy most of the acrobatic skills that China has to offer, like juggling, unicycling, chair-stacking, Chinese yo-yoing, balancing acts, body contortionists and the "unique bowl flip". The acrobatic show is worth every penny, and you will never regret to have paid the price to see something that you do not encounter everyday.