The Chinese acrobatics has a long history and rich national flavor. It is one of the art forms most popular among the Chinese people. It has a distinct style evolving from everyday life and work. Despite the advent of dazzling film shows and song-and-dance performances, acrobatics now still shines as one of the brightest stars in Chinese culture. With about 2,500 years of history, Chinese acrobatics has won the nation the title of “Kingdom of Acrobatics,” and the Chinese acrobatics troupes have traveled to many countries and regions the world over and have amazed audiences everywhere.
Since 1949, the people’s government has made great efforts to foster and develop national arts and acrobatics has gained a new life. All provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities have set up their own acrobatic troupes. The acrobatic art of the new China has not only made great improvement in its contents and skill but also set up a designing and directing system, aiming at crating graceful stage images, of costumes, props and lighting so as to bring about a full-fledged stage art. The present Chinese acrobatics is full of optimism and well reflects the industry, resourcefulness, courage, and dauntlessness of the Chinese people.