Vis­i­tors daz­zle with ori­en­tal dance dis­play

Macclesfield Express - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

ACRO­BATS put on a tra­di­tional per­for­mance for chil­dren at a school as part of Chi­nese New Year cel­e­bra­tions.

The show be­gan with a tra­di­tional per­for­mance of the Lion and Monkey dance, which was fit­ting as 2016 is the year of the monkey in the Chi­nese calendar.

This is the first time All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege has hosted a Chi­nese Ac­ro­bat­ics show to wel­come in the Chi­nese New Year and Man­darin teacher Mrs Denby en­listed the help of the Jin Long Chi­nese Martial Arts Academy, set up in 1999 in Greater Manch­ester.

She said: “The Jin Long Academy teamed up with some ac­ro­bat­ics ex­perts from Sichuan prov­ince to put on a spec­ta­cle that wowed all.

“We were treated to jug­gling, di­a­blo, con­tor­tion­ism and ac­ro­bat­ics, deftly per­formed while si­mul­ta­ne­ously car­ry­ing out un­nerv­ing bal­anc­ing dis­plays.

“These were in­ter­twined with the more sub- lime and slowed down demon­stra­tions of tra­di­tional Tai Chi and a in­cred­i­ble face chang­ing spec­ta­cle which was con­sid­ered by many to be the high­light of the show.

“The night was a big hit for All Hal­lows and the res­i­dents of Macclesfield and I’m sure many will be seek­ing out a sim­i­lar show next year.”

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●● The Chi­nese acro­bats cel­e­brate at All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege

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