One of the most memorable parts of our trip to China this summer (our 3rd trip) was attending live performances in many of the cities we visited. We saw the Acrobat Show and the Kung Fu Show in Beijing and several dance shows in Xian and Shanghai and nearly every other city on our itinerary.
At first, we didn't hold out much hope that our girls (almost age 4) would care at all for these performances but it was immediately apparent that both of them loved the shows so we were sure to include one in each of the cities we visited whenever it was possible. Even though most shows encroached upon nap or bed time, both of our kids sat in a nearly hypnotic state and hardly blinked for the entire performance! That's how much they love shows!
Today, they also enjoy movies but they're quick to distinguish between the two by saying that they want a "show with hands". This is a direct reference to the type of show they love -- the type with colorful dancers and their hands (like the picture on the left).
We're always on the lookout for new theatrical performances so we were thrilled to learn that the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe would be in our city in October. This looks like a very impressive show and we're really excited to have tickets to this event and happy to advertise it on our blog.
I hope we'll see you there!