The world famous ‘Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe’ from China is now in Sri Lanka for a month-long Chinese Circus performance from March 31 to April 30 at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. The show is presented by the Junior Old Boys’ Association as well as the Old Boys’ Association of Nalanda College.
This spectacular circus is in aid of the reconstruction of the college’s Malalasekara Memorial Hall which serves the needs of not only the college’s student fraternity but also that of many schools in and around Colombo.
The audience can expect to be spellbound by incredible performances by the ‘Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe’. Established in December 1957, the troupe has since then gained acclaim for its thrilling performances and feats such as ‘Cycling on the High Wire with Bowl Topping’, ‘Bicycle Balancing on a Three-storied Stand’, ‘Magic Show’, ‘Brick Breaking on Chairs’ and much more.
The Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe has received many accolades and awards for their performances. The troupe’s ‘Hand Acrobatics’ and Bowl Balancing Act’ won the Gold Award at the France Paris Tomorrow Acrobatic Festival as well as the France Republic President Award in 1986 and 1989 respectively. The ‘Leather Rope Trick’ and ‘Bowl Balancing’ performances won the troupe Gold Awards at the first National Seedling Cup Acrobatic Competition and first Literature Art Award of the People’s Government of Jiangsu Province.
The troupe has travelled to 120 cities in over 30 countries and won the hearts of audiences. The Prime Minister of New Zealand expressed his wish to accompany the troupe to other cities so that he could see more of their performances. The troupe also twice sent coaches to Australia for the promotion of Chinese acrobatic arts.
‘Chinese Circus 2011’ is organized by a joint committee made up of the Nalanda Junior Old Boys’ Association as well as the Nalanda Old Boys’ Association, both of whom have a successful track record in organizing large scale events and projects such as ‘Future Minds’, ‘Innovator and ‘Genius’.
‘Chinese Circus 2011’ is expected to provide exciting entertainment to a large audience.