CHINA CIRCUS: ON ICE

The Heilongjiang Acrobatic troupe, based in the city of Harbin, is one of China’s most respected acrobatic groups. For over fifty years its performers have thrilled audiences throughout China with contemporary interpretations of this traditional art form.

Two years ago, artistic director Mr Guan Xin Min decided on a new and innovative direction for Heilongjiang – they would become the only acrobatics troupe in China to perform on ice.

Combining ice skating and traditional acrobatics may be a great marketing tool, but it will take a team of ultra-talented and dedicated performers to turn this idea into a reality.

After training, practices and performances, the Heilongjiang A crobatic troupe is ready to take its unique style of ice acrobatics beyond mainland China. This is a tense and exciting time for all the young performers – but will circumstances beyond their control conspire to end this momentous endeavour before it even begins?

Producer: Max Quinn
Language: English
Running Time: 50 minutes
Year: 2005
Video: 4:3 HD 1080P
Audio: Dolby 5.1
Format: Blu-ray and SD




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