Saturday, November 14, 2009


Following a 12 hour flight from San Francisco to Beijing, our tour guide shuttled us to an hour-long acrobatic show after dinner. As you can see, these girls are extremely strong, fearless, and skillful with keeping those plates spinning.

This entertainer was able to balance on 5 cylinders on top of each other. I felt nervous for him as his stack grew taller.

A member of the audience was selected to sit in the huge vase as the
performer skillfully maneuvers it around so the audience can see the person inside.

Note: Thank you for all the well-wishes from everyone before my trip. Unfortunately, China blocked access to so I could not provide you with regular updates. Now that I am home, more pictures to come.

- Karen


rainfield61 said...

You are at home, surprise!! Time past very fast.

The acrobats have gone a tough childhood time before you can see them on the stage.

betchai said...

wow, time flies fast Karen. you are back home now, thanks for sharing these acrobatics. i am amazed actually watching shows like these.

Innocent Owner Of Mad Cats said...

I am always in awe of Chineses acrobats. It's amazine what they do.

Welcome back.

Joanne Olivieri said...

Karen, I didn't know you were gone. That's fantastic. I love Chinese acrobatics. I can't wait to see all of your pics.

AVCr8teur said...

All: The saying 'time flies when you're having fun' is so true! The 10 days went by quickly.

The acrobats were amazing. I don't know how they can do those stunts day after day. Thank you all for commenting!

kanishk said...

thanks for sharing these acrobatics

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dot said...

Reminds me of the Ed Sullivan Show. Before your time I'm sure. lol