No wings to fly….

A person cannot fly; it’s a reality simply because we have no wings. But, it’s quite the opposite with Chinese Acrobatics performers. Not only they can hop meters of height but they can carry a man upside down and do a lot of lopsided stuffs. Maybe that is why Chinese acrobatics ranks among the best in the world with their thousands years long history, rich repertory and distinctive artistic characteristics. When you watch a Chinese acrobatics show, you are strongly impacted both mentally and physically.

On the auspicious occasion of Chinese Spring festival and a Chinese New Year, The two-day Chinese Acrobatic Show was performed by The General Troupe of Acrobatics and Folk Arts of Zhejiang Province, China at Nepal Academy Hall. The event was organised by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and World Cultural Net (WCN). The Deputy Prime Minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari along with the Hon. Ambassador of PR China Qiu Guo Hong were the chief guests of the event inaugurating the extravaganza. The Chinese Ambassador expressed his token of love to the Nepal and said, “I am delighted to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Nepal with such an outstanding event.” The deputy prime minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari expressed his gratitude to the People’s Republic of China on promoting such a friendly exchange program with wishing all the People of China a Happy New Year on behalf of all the Nepalese. He said “China-Nepal relationship has always been in a prosperous form and we have a strong responsibility to preserve this precious relationship.”
The total of 33 members acrobatics show was performed in an approximate time span of 30 minutes. There were 13 of the acrobatic feats making audiences thrilled in every moment of those minutes. Among these shows, 7 were the award winning performance not only in China but in different places of the world in various competitions. Before the performance of each show/act, brief visual information of about the act was given. Buddha Light in Putuo Temple was the first contortionist act performed by 14 of the members which was a blend of lighting with appropriate clothing that added beauty of the performance increasing visual effects.

Among the feats, Butterfly Lovers which was an aerial show made the audience scream in surprise and amazement. Among the audience was Hari Bansha Acharya, renowned Nepali actor who couldn’t control screaming and was delighted to witness such a thrilling act.
There was Clown Show a Bowl Bouncing act, fighting in Kitchen hand skill which along with the thrill gave audience a moment of laughter as well. Bright Pearl in West Lake was yet another extraordinary act in which performer showed his unbelievable talent of spinning plates so delicately that they simply looked like gently waving flowers.
There were shouts from all the corners of the audience and people were jumping and screaming to appreciate and observe such charismatic performance that everyone in the audience will remember all their life.