Incredible Acrobats of China, Huxi Theater
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Incredible Acrobats of China!
There are many acrobatic shows to choose from in Shanghai. One, Eros, boasts, "If you miss this, you miss Shanghai!" but it looked very high-tech, more like a Cirque du Soleil, and I wanted to see a traditional show. Well, this was it. It's most impressive because it's such a small theater, almost like a high school gym, so when two roller skaters spin in a circle on top of a table-for-eight size round platform, then one grabs the other's feet and spins her around -- it really seems possible the one being held might fly into the audience. And you haven't appreciated FIVE motorcycles in a wire cage until you're seen in them in a small wire cage. I give credit for the smaller stage, the lack of impressive lighting -- plus each performer did almost everything! One tall female stood out and I noticed her straining under the weight of the other girls as they formed a pyramid while she pedaled the bike! She was the one twirling another roller skater, she was the best plate spinner -- talk about someone who does it all! Also the sign: "BAN PHOTOGRAPHY" seemed like they wanted to ban it for good, but once the show got started I felt like, "Who would dare potentially distract these hardworking athetes? BAN PHOTOGRAPHY!" According to the website, acts include: Foot Juggling Glasses Balancing Silk Rope Hanging Small Teeterboard Nose Balancing Chairs Balancing Straw Hat Hoop Diving One-handed Handstand Shake the Thick Stick and Motorcycle Show (from Shanghai Circus World)
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