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!