Kung Fu, Acrobatics or Opera in Beijing
Kung Fu is a generic term for the many diverse Chinese Martial Arts. Martial Arts have been applied by the Shaolin Monks for over fifteen hundred years, as a distinctive expression of their religion. The term Shaolin has become to represent discipline, power and courage.
The Shaolin Shows in Beijing are action-packed performances, dynamic and mystical, full with quantum leaps, power and speed. It was the perfect end to a long day, the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. We highly recommend it!
The Kung Fu Show in Beijing we attended was "The Legend of Kung Fu", at the Red Theatre. Check the location on our Beijing Map here.
There are several daily performances.
Tickets: Adults Rmb 262 Children Rmb 236
There are also different tour packages, some include a little sightseeing, dinner and a show, you get picked up and
dropped off at your hotel making it very hassle free.
for some options.
Chinese AcrobatsAnother alternative that will please the young minds, is a Chinese Acrobatic Show. These are astonishing performances. It is amazing how the young acrobats contort themselves while balancing objects with extraordinary accuracy, grace and coolness.
They make it all look so easy, what in reality must have taken years and years of determination and practice. Beijing is a good place to catch one of this shows. If you happen to miss it here, Shanghai is also a good place to see them.
Take a look at this short clip from the Chaoyang Acrobatic Troupe:
Chinese Opera is a widespread style of drama.
It is drawn from popular legends and folklore which is characterized by face painting, acrobatics and elaborate costumes. Traditional Chinese instruments accompany the acting. Dialog is in Chinese.
Most children probably wouldnt appreciate this kind of play. My guess is they would enjoy a Martial Arts or Acrobatics Show over a Beijing Opera performance. But here's a sample for you to decide:
Most Popular Beijing Shows
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About Beijing Opera Masks...
Opera Facial Make-Up utilize many colors, each representing a unique stereotype character.
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