October 22 - October 28, 2011 (50 images)

Updated: Oct. 29, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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Chinese acrobats and dancers perform in Beijing's most famous acrobat show October 22, 2011. With a history of more than 2,500 years, Chinese acrobatics have won the China the title of "Kingdom of Acrobatics." The performances consist of a combination of dance, opera arts, ballet and magic. With the advent of contemporary culture in China, improved music, costumes, lighting and modern choreography have been introduced in Chinese acrobatics - making it a comprehensive stage art performed by more than 100 troupes throughout the country. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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