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Shanghai Acrobats

Listed under Culture in Shanghai, China.

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We didn’t really want to go.

We had heard that the Chinese acrobats of Shanghai were some of the finest in the world and that their performance was not to be missed, but we didn’t want to give up a night walking around this exciting Asian city.  We wanted to explore the lights and walk along the shopping street free of traffic.

But it was booked and we had to go.  We quickly ran down to the river front to take a few photos of the Shanghai skyline and then hopped on the metro to make our way to the Yun Feng theatre.

Are we ever glad that we went!

The Shanghai Acrobats was one of the greatest spectacles we have ever seen.  From the moment it started we sat in our seats with our jaws dropped.

Talented performers with great athletic skil flipped around the stage with non-stop energy for a solid 90 minutes.  It all just keeps on coming!

The show started off with an astounding display of skill and balance as a troop of young men swung from metal poles. Leaping through the air, they made the audience gasp with their daredevil moves.

They set the bar high right off the top and we wondered how each act was going to top the other.

From foot jugglers to balancing on pipes, body contortionists to riders of trick bicycles, these gymnasts kept throwing new and exciting acts at us.

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Written by  Dave and Deb.

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