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Kunf Fu or Acrobatic show?

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Kunf Fu or Acrobatic show?

It seems everyone either recommends the Kung Fu show at the Red Theater which apparently is not a Kung Fu demonstration but a play/story about a boy who learns kung fu and is performed by dancers not martial artists. And everyone recommends the ERA World Circus show in Shanghai which is a kind of Cirque Du Soleil artistic show. Unfortunately we won't have time to see the show in Shanghai but we will have more time in Beijing, can anyone recommend any shows/demonstrations/performances in Beijing? We are from Montreal so we have seen Cirque Du Soleil many times (Montreal is where it is from).. we are looking for something that is distinctly Chinese, that will make our jaws drop. Surely in a city of 20+ million, after what we saw in the opening ceremonies in 2008, there must be something?

Edited: 11 July 2010, 15:04
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1. Re: Kunf Fu or Acrobatic show?

The Chaoyang Theater has a good acrobatics show.

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Anything else?

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Chinese opera.That will surely make your jaws drop :-)

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And, where would one get information on this (the opera)?

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I'm not into Chinese opera. But I think there were some posts on this forum in the past. Just enter Chinese opera in the search box.

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My husband is going there for a business trip and he told me to come with him this time. He loves Kung Fu and he'll probably check out one of the shows. I'm not a big fan really. Whenever I see some of this kind I have goose bumps. I would rather see the beautiful places in China just like what I saw from http://travel.mongabay.com/china. Where in Beijing would you suggest I'll enjoy seeing? Thanks.

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7. Re: Kunf Fu or Acrobatic show?

Check out flickr.com/photos/… for ideas.

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