Back in 2013 we reviewd the Chaoyang Theatre and gave it a 7/10 points. But later on, as we have seen other acrobatic performances not just in other Chinese cities but all over the world. We have started to think otherwise, perhaps this acrobatic venue by the Peking Acrobats is much much more amazing than we could have ever imagined! After all the traveling, experience and looking for the best shows.. we simply could not find a competitor for this popular venue in Beijing.
Now it's 2015 and the show has definitely turned a new leaf to top out and develop from where it first stood. In fact, for more than ten years or even more, this performance has continued to develop and reach new heights. But when we interviewed people about other shows in Shanghai for example, it sounded more like the acts and feats had stayed more or less the same. Providing a one time visit fro visitors, which usually is not bad at all. But if you want a circus venue that you can surely re-visit from time and time again.. then we only know one place and that's an old theater located at the Chaoyang district of Beijing.
Our examination of the show scene in Beijing had come to a stunning discovery. When one just cannot find a competing theater anymore, within the vast show space in China. It's that time of the day, when we are just lost for words. We had no choice to go and watch this amazing show again.. and we were more stunned then before. We had grown in some way, and could appriciate more the funny Chinese feel that is combined with feats that continue to develop. All with strict accordinance to traditional standard, in the sense that safety roaps are not used and really the whole experience has been pushed to the ultimate limit.
The point of the show, is to make the audience feel like a feat could not get any more better, dangerous and skillful. And that is really the most magic moment, when the acts explode into it's full potential. And to improve from that, take some balls. Indeed, the Beijing Acrobatic Troupe has our deepest respect for representing "Peking" in a way that the whole of China should be proud of.
Still many Chinese are discovering these fantastic acrobats, and they have a lot of more work to do to become internationally recognised. But knowing that they have what it takes. Our Show China has all the confidence that they will! Check out Chaoyang Theatre in Beijing, three shows daily: 15:50, 17:30, 19:15. Subject to change so first check out the official website.
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