With a history of more than 3000 years, Chinese acrobatics boasts its popularity among the broad masses and profound root in national culture.
Wuhan Acrobatics Art Center
Founded in 2001, Wuhan Acrobatics Art Center is established through uniting the former Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe and Wuhan Acrobatic Hall. Belonging to Wuhan Culture Bureau, the center has three rooms, three departments, one performing troupe and Wuhan Acrobatic Hall, the large-scale compositive performing place.
After integrating the inner resources, the center has formed departments including professional artistic performance, training, art research, show place, performance management, and prop making, etc. It also gets the licence of the state second-grade performance management. The acrobatic troupe has been visiting dozens of countries and regions in the five continents during the past years, and winning prizes in all kinds of games at home and abroad many times. As the only large-scale professional art performing place, the Acrobatic Hall has held International Acrobatics Art Festival of Wuhan, China for five times, and many important celebration parties.
The center has not only integrated the inner resources in the two units, but also explored a new road to the market for the troupe. It will also become a fresh activist on the literary stage in our city.
Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe
Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe of China was founded in 1953. It is one of the earliest acrobatic troupes in the People's Republic of China. In its 50--year history, the troupe has well carried out the traditional Chinese acrobatics and made remarkable successes in the development of this art. Such items performed by the troupe as "pagoda of bowls and lithe movements", "on the drawboard", "trick--cycling", "plate--spinning", "balancing a pole on a running bicycle", "pyramid of chairs", "juggling with feet on a spring bed", "panda training" have been awarded gold medals both at home and abroad warmly welcomed by Chinese and foreign audience. This troupe has long been exploring in the artistic practice, constantly improving their performances and trying to create a uniqueness between skills and arts. The artistic characteristics with mixture of boldness and grace, of grandeur and beauty have been established. The performances are both astounding and skillful, life has been praised. Arts of human being's surmounting and overcoming natural limits have been demonstrated. The performances are both vigorous and encouraging. The light and sweet lingering charm is enjoyable. National tradition has been reflected. Modern elegance has been pursued. Audience will find the performances pleasing to both the eyes and the mind. Wuhan Acrobatic troupe of China has been traveling all over China and to nearly 80 countries in the world. By strong skill, they won 20 golden, silver, brass prize in the home and abroad competitions. The troupe constantly pays social attention to training and bringing up successors. In the past, Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe possessed many distinguished performers including Ms Xia Juhua. Now such a lot of middle-aged and young excellent acrobats as Wu Weimin, Zhou Deping emerge. They won various prizes both at home and abroad. It shows that the troupe has solid position of strength and youthful vigour. Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe of China will constantly cooperate with congcenting Chinese and foreign organizations and individuals. We will contribute the finest art to people from home and abroad. Address: Dongting Small Road, Wuhan, China.
Wuhan Acrobatics Hall
Wuhan Acrobatics Hall is a modern cultural recreation place where acrobatics and circus are mainly performed, and there are large-scale performance, concerts, fashion shows, and small-scale sports games, etc. The total area is over 27,000 square metres, and the area of the main hall is 6,196 square metres. It is located on the interjunction of Jianshe Avenue and Taibei Road of Hankou in the municipal center, surrounded by some cultural, commercial, and financial architectural complexes, including Wuhan TV Station, Changjiang Daily Press, Union Building, Credit Cooperative Building, New World Department Store Building, International Trade Building, and Construction Bank Building, etc. It connects with the newly built 5th main course on the north, just two kms from the new Hankou Railway Station and Wangjiadun Airport; on the south, it is near Jiefang Avenue, leading to the urban prosperous business district; on the west, it can go to the 1st Changjiang River Bridge through Qingnian Avenue; on the east, it leads to Huangpu Road to the 2nd Changjiang River Bridge. The transportation is very convenient and extends to all directions. Like a fullblown chrysanthemum, the round-shaped main building is a dazzling pearl among the ones in Wuhan City because of its special style. In the main hall, there are nearly 3000 auditorium seats, which are made of colorful fiberglass reinforced plastics, goodly and comfortable, and divided into different regions according to the four colors of green, yellow, blue, and red. The circle-shaped canopy uses aluminum alloy noise-absorption. The round stage is a standard performance place for acrobatics and circus, the diameter 17.8 meters, the area 255 square meters, and the performance space 21 meters. Imported from Japan, America, England, and Germany, etc, the whole set of light and sound equipments is controlled by computers and of modern level. The outer circle of the performance hall is a lounge room of two stories, the applied area 2,000 square meters, and with rest rooms for honored guests. Connecting with the main building, the adjective one has the following facilities: waiting room for actors, property room, highclass makeup room, large and small beast rooms, vet room, and beast-taming room, etc. The total volume of power supply is 1,820 kilovolt ampere and the acrobatics applies twocircuit current source to guarantee the power supply. In the performance hall and the adjective one, there are central air conditioning and heating, and ventilation system which has the registration capacity of 2.4 million and is of good effects. The square occupies 7,000 sq.ms, and the grass carpet over 5,000 sq.ms where many kinds of performance can be held and which is called "the Cultural Square of Acrobatics and Dramas". The acrobatics hall is the largest performing place for acrobatics and circus in our country, which fills up a gap that there is no place for international acrobatics games. It has successfully held international acrobatics art games for three times, and many large-scale performance, and boxing games. It has got high praises from performance groups inside and outside China because of the advanced facilities and excellent service.