Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe: climbing pole and duo sling act

These high-altitude performances by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe will have you on the edge of your seat! The two acts show you the beauty in the danger.

The duo sling act “Fish and Bird” is an acrobatic interpretation of the love between bird and fish by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. Inspired by Tagore’s poetry, it combines rich poetic and emotional elements to depict the impossible distance between the fish and the bird. With the moving music, the actor is performing acrobatic skills on the high-altitude sling, just like a bird flying freely in the blue sky above the sea. The actress is dancing on the ground, like a fish swimming in the sea, and sometimes jumping out of the sea.

The highly skilled acrobats performed this breathtaking choreography at the tenth National Acrobatic Show in July 2019 and won the “Excellent Act” award.

世界上最遥远的距离 The furthest distance in the world
是飞鸟与鱼的距离  is the love between the bird and fish.
一个翱翔天际  One is flying in the sky,
一个却深潜海底  the other is looking upon the sea.

At the same show, the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe’s climbing pole act also won the “Excellent Act” award.

The “Melody of Youth” act integrates emotional and dramatic expression in the performance. The climbing pole is a traditional high-difficulty specialty. Here, elements of Latin and modern dance are added to enrich the performance. The act follows four young people meeting in the city and exploring the true meaning of love. The acrobats bring a youthful energy that invigorates the performance.