young acrobats from China

young acrobats from China

I had the opportunity to drop by at Ipoh Parade yesterday and was lucky to catch this Chinese acrobat performance. I have watched many such shows and this performance looked like practice routine to me. In fact, these contortion acts and hula dances are pretty basic stuff in any acrobatic school.

young acrobats in their element

young acrobats in their element

young contortionists

young contortionists

What stood out was the magic fan dance. The dancer, Sophia, somehow could conjure up one fan after another. She must have stashed tens of them of various sizes and colours up her sleeves and bodice. The emcee said that Sophia has won numerous magic competitions around the world. This was certainly not just a dance or a magic show. It’s a combination of both.

magic fan dance

magic fan dance

playing with …. fans

playing with …. fans

The stage of Ipoh Parade at its concourse, set for Chinese New Year, is pretty interesting too. As you can tell, balloon sculpture is still very popular, has been for the past few years. The stage has been decorated with balloons of “Chinese New Year colours”. Look at the two dragons. Amazing, isn’t it?

dragon balloon sculpture

dragon balloon sculpture

Ipoh Parade Chinese New Year

Ipoh Parade Chinese New Year

Anyway, I hope you will enjoy the four videos of the Chinese acrobatic performances yesterday at Ipoh Parade that I have shot and compiled into one playlist. Enjoy… and comment.

Video (below): 4-in-1 video playlist of various acrobatic performances

Check the full list of Ipoh Parade’s Chinese New Year 2011 events HERE.

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