CULTURE Chinese acrobats wow New Yorkers in gala celebrating upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival

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Chinese acrobats wow New Yorkers in gala celebrating upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival

CGTN

02:32, September 18, 2018

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Performance by the China National Acrobatic Troupe. (Photo: Xinhua )

China's award-winning acrobats took 1,500 audiences on a thrilling adventure into their fast-paced, electrifying world at a gala celebrating the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival held in New York on Saturday.

2018 Embrace China - New York Gala, staged Saturday evening at the Town Hall, a 1,500-seat national historic landmark venue in the heart of New York City, showcased the skillful artistry with a myriad of unbelievable, mind-boggling physical feats and electrifying stunts brought by the China National Acrobatic Troupe (CNAT).

Famous vocalists and traditional instrument players also performed both traditional and modern Chinese music, including the ethnic minority folk songs of the country.

The show of Chinese acrobatics and musical Arts was presented by All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese and New York Association for Peaceful Unification of China as part of the celebrations by local Chinese communities marking the Mid-Autumn Festival that falls on September 24 this year.

CNAT represents the supreme level of acrobatic performance as it not only preserves its traditional programs, but also integrates music, dance, drama, Chinese Kungfu, Beijing Opera etc. into its acts.

The troupe's fantastic shows are internationally recognized. Acts such as "Diabolos" won the President Award at the "26th International Circus Festival of Tomorrow" in France; "Pagoda of Bowls" won Golden Clown Award at the "28th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo;" and "Dream Chasing in the Sky - Swinging High Crutches" won President Award at the "32nd International Circus Festival of Tomorrow" in France.


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