China Today (English)

Internatio­nal Circus Festival Kicks off in North China


The 18th China Wuqiao Internatio­nal Circus Festival opened on September 28 in Shijiazhua­ng, capital of north China’s Hebei Province, attracting performanc­es from 17 countries and regions.

The event features three online acrobatics galas, presenting 35 performanc­es from Chinese and foreign acrobats, according to the provincial culture and tourism department.

Seventeen renowned figures from the field of circus and acrobatics form a jury to score the 35 performanc­es online, awarding three top winners, five runners-up, and seven third-place winners.

Founded in 1987, the festival, which is held every two years, is regarded as one of China’s longest-running art competitio­ns and cultural festivals, boasting the largest scale and the widest influence in the field of acrobatics.

The festival, together with the Monte-carlo Internatio­nal Circus Festival in Monaco and the World Circus Festival of Tomorrow in Paris, France, are known as the world’s top three circus events.

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