Sunday, September 7, 2008

Peking Acrobats!

I know this is a little off topic, but I just saw them perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and it was absolutely amazing! This was just one of their performances for the night. Other acts included contortionism all over the place, spinning plates, chair balancing, balancing on each other's heads, jumping through hoops, lion dancing, martial arts and the list goes on and on. The most nerve-wracking act was this one where this amazing woman did a one-handed horizontal flagging of her body on top of a stack of chairs as tall as the stage of the Hollywood Bowl. The four legs of the bottom chair stood on top of four empty glass bottles, which were on top of a platform about 6 feet high. It was quality entertainment.

The conductor of the Philharmonic was great as well. He was enthusiastic and entertaining, and the musical selection for the evening was superb.

I thought about relating this post to health somehow - like, it takes lots of qi and blood to be able to perform the way they do; or being in the open air and enjoying live music builds qi; etc, etc. But then it just takes away from the fact that these people are SUPERHUMAN and deserve their own post.

If you ever get the chance to see them, give me a call so I can go with you!

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