Splendid! By China National Acrobatic Troupe Captivates the Audience in Lebanon

From June 26th-29th, 2013, Lebanon witnesses the successful performances by China National Acrobatic Troupe.

The first appearance of Splendid
by China National Acrobatic Troupe won a great success at the Beiteddine Festival in Lebanon

From June 26th-29th, 2013, Lebanon witnesses the successful performances by China National Acrobatic Troupe. Their classical production Splendid! was staged four times during the Beiteddine Festival, captivating the audience and made a great success. The show won full houses and gained the attention of a large amount of media.

The Beiteddine Festival is one of the top four prestigious art festivals in Lebanon which takes place every year at the Beiteddine Palace and lasts for one month. Build in the 19th century, the Beiteddine Palace located near the village of Deir El Qamar. It was since 1943 as the summer residence of the President of the Republic and has now become one of the most famous tourist attractions in Lebanon. Founded in 1985, the Beiteddine Festival annually gathers thousands of excellent performing artists from all over the world, is the most famous art festival in Lebanon and also one of the most influential festivals in the Middle East.

From left to right,
General Manager of Arabesque International LLC as a joint venture of Wu Promotion in the Middle East Ahmed Abou-Zahra,
Technical Director of China National Acrobatic Troupe Zhang Nan,
Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon Jiang jiang, President of Beiteddine Festival Nora Joumblatt,
Director of China National Acrobatic Troupe Lei Mingxia

During the Beiteddine Festival, the China National Acrobatic Troupe impressed the audience with their skillful performances. While watching the show, the audience fixed their eyes on each breathtaking act and sometimes burst into long lasting applause as they watched the incredible poises and stunts. According to the Culturalink, in contrast to traditional Chinese acrobatics, the work Splendid! has implanted bold creativity by infusing many innovative elements, making the show more exquisite. The performances, not only implemented new ways of using light, music and backdrop, but elements of ballet, modern dance and Chinese opera were also incorporated. After each exclusive performance, the audience gave a standing ovation and the thunderous applause of over 2000 people resounded in the sky above Beiteddine Palace.

Although this is only the second time that Chinese performing arts appeared at the Beiteddine Festival, many believe that in the future, there will be more Chinese art ensembles to perform in Lebanon, making it possible to deepen the understanding of the local audience about Chinese culture and promote Chinese culture in the Middle East.

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