Most people have the same few go-to activities when they need something to do. For some it’s going to a movie theater to catch one of the latest films; for others it might be going to a rock concert; others might prefer to go see a ballet or their local symphony orchestra. Whatever your activity of choice is, odds are you stick to it pretty religiously. So why not try something new? Even if you really enjoy your regular activities, it couldn’t hurt to add something to your roster of things to do. A good place to start is a Chinese acrobatic show. The tradition of Chinese acrobats goes back a long way, has an interesting history, and is a beautiful and fascinating thing to watch.
Chinese acrobats have been a part of China’s cultural tradition for thousands of years. The art has evolved over time to become more elaborate and complex. Though these performances started out in the royal courts, as a way to entertain the emperor, they eventually spread to the general population of China. Fortunately, today you don’t have to be anywhere near China to watch Chinese acrobats in action. Chinese acrobat shows tour all over the world and hit most major cities.
Chinese acrobat shows are open to anybody. You don’t have to have an understanding of Chinese history or culture in order to enjoy the shows. In fact, if you’ve never experienced anything similar, you have a pleasant surprise in store. Every part of the show, from the intricate sets to the beautiful costumes, will take your breath away. The shows are sometimes held in Chinese cultural centers, but are usually held in standard, mainstream theaters. Wherever the show you want to attend is held, be assured that all are welcome. You don’t need t be a member of your local Chinese community to check out the show. If anything, the shows are a way to show off Chinese history and cultural traditions to others. This is precisely why these types of shows go on extensive world tours. Any touring show, including Chinese acrobats, will only stay in one place for a short period, so if you see that one of these shows is playing in your home city, take advantage of the opportunity right away! It’s an opportunity that might not come around again for a while, so you should really go while you still have the chance. Because these shows are still gaining popular in North America, tickets are often fairly inexpensive, so that’s another great reason to check out one of these amazing shows!
Before you default to your regular entertainment and activities, you should take the opportunity to try something new. Chinese acrobats provide entertainment to people of all ages, cultures, and interests, so checking out one of these shows is bound to bring you a great deal of enjoyment. Check your city’s event listings today to see if a Chinese acrobats show will happening in your area any time soon.
ISA Attractions, was the first company to present Chinese acrobats ( http://www.isaattractions.com/chinese.html ) on Broadway and has produced Cirque Shanghai, which has performed in some of the prestigious venues in the world. To know more about the history of Chinese Acrobatics, visit cultural-china.com
Watching Chinese Acrobats