Visitors dazzle with oriental dance display
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.”
●● The Chinese acrobats celebrate at All Hallows Catholic College