Mama’s Favorite of Chaoyang Theater Beijing Acrobatics

Chaoyang Theater Acrobatic Show

As I mentioned before, we had a great time at the silk market buying all kinds of beautiful clothes for our children in Beijing. You know when you are buying Chinese made clothes abroad, it kind of makes you think twice if this is the right way to do your shopping. But in China, everything is made in the very country you are in and therefore purchases are much more “ecological”, as you may put it. But still the quality of clothes is an issue, for which internet shops can help at times. But Beijing is really such a magical land, that soon enough, our minds were once again set away from world of shopping and diverted into magical experiences the country has to offer.

We had already seen the drum show at the Chaoyang district. But then we heard that there is another show, that’s equally just as amazing. The hugely popular Chaoyang Theater venue seemed like just the way we wanted to end the trip and go with an acrobatic bang! Of course, it was not the very first time we had heard of the acrobatic troupe in Beijing. It had been a long life dream for someone like myself, that just got forgotten on the way. It’s really fantastic how sometimes those childhood hopes and memories are forgotten, only to be rediscovered through children. Like my mama always used to say, it’s never late to reclaim a happy childhood. And I guess in someways this was exactly what we had set to do on our journey in China. That really enforced my beliefs and ideas about how we should live our lives, and most importantly how we should raise our children to in the shadows of our own path.

In Beijing, we had already seen so much but one of the biggest events was about to come on our way. Known as “The Flying Acrobatics Show”, this mind bending spectacle has everything from dangerous feats, beautiful choreography and tricks that make you go.. “how on earth did they do that?”. Pulling such stunts is no a child’s play even though there are quite a few children with minor roles in the act. But very young actors are plenty too with already big roles thanks to their light weight for example. Only the Chinese could make such a fantastic performance from beginning to end. It’s like the show life in the city was melted all into this one colorful and delightful experience at the Chaoyang Theater.

All I can see that this theater is our most favourite in the whole country most probably. While at the same time, we are left to wonder if other such amazing shows exist. And probably they do!

Our kids left us with a clear verdict of thumbs up for this one too. We had seen some circus shows, but the acrobatics here was just totally on it’s own level of skill and beauty. An instant hit with the children who were mesmerized from beginning to end. As they were glued to the seats, one of my personal treats was not just to watch their face expressions while staring at the stage with such attention. Obviously I have just glued to some sort of an experience in the children’s hears and minds because they cannot stop talking about it. Just wanted to highly recommend the Chaoyang Acrobats experience to all the families out there. If you don’t take your kids with you, it is really a shame. So I would definitely suggest doing that and also most importantly, not to be afraid of traveling there. While it might not be the most clean country in the world, it has the same things to be careful of just like anywhere else. A bit of common sense will go a long way, of which you don’t need to worry if Acrobatics is one.

See you in China!

Mary Thlunaut

Safe & Fun Travel With Kids: China Edition

Beijing Drum Show

From all the benefit I have received while having my whimsical kids clothes shop, I have much more freedom. One reason why I started blogging, and the other reason why I started traveling. So why not combine the two I thought! There must be loads of examples, how I have overcome many obstacles while traveling with kids. My latest big project, was to travel to China. Since the country has huge significance on the way we live, I wanted my children to know where there toys, clothes and just about anything that’s mass produced comes from. Perhaps in that way they could have a much more positive and realistic approach to the future. Unlike most kids, who have no idea about China.

Meeting Chinese kids in America was just not enough, and going to the Chinese mainland proved out to be totally different. There you can see the real Chinese who are open, talkative, positive and smart people most of the times. Especially the attitude to kids from different countries is absolutely heartwarming. Also there are so many things how children can enjoy themselves there and mix with the local youth as well! I am even considering if to put them to Chinese school, because now at an early time in their lives they have a good opportunity to easily learn another language. In a natural way of course.

I wanted to show something to my children that was both traditional and, entertaining. And then it hit me. Friend of mine told me about this traditional Jiangzhou Drum Show in Beijing and I was fascinated! No sooner I was at the doorsteps of the prestigious Chaoyang Theatre, which hosts this Beijing spectacle. My kids where absolutely thrilled, even before we got there. It’s a huge theatre that is quite old and has a charming atmosphere to it. It is most known for acrobatic shows, but I wanted to give my kids a more cultural experience and that’s why we headed for the drum show. Known as Millennials Melody of Drum Show, or Millennium Drum show I think.

Turned out that the show was very intense and highly skilful. Because it was music, my children had no problems following the actioned packed spectacle. They were drumming in the streets, in the restaurant in their heads all night after that. I think and hope that it served as a motivation for them about some of the talents that Chinese traditions have created. Luckily they were tired enough after the experience that we managed to get a good nights sleep without too much drumming that would disturb the next room neighbours in our hotel. If you want to catch a sneak peak for yourself check the awesome Beijing drum show trailer for some of the amazing action that was presented on that night.

All in all, we had so many adventures in Beijing. We forgot about clothes for a while, until we found the silk market. But that’s another story, for another.

Stay safe, travel with a smile and happy show life with kids!

Mary Thlunaut

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