|Anhui Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre, The performance in Muscat Festival, 2013|
Tour Dates: 30 January – 8 February, 2013
The Anhui Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre was founded in 1956, and has since then enlarged its performing team enormously.
30 January – 8 February, 2013, Al Amerat Park
The Muscat Festival celebrates Oman’s traditional arts, culture and heritage while providing people of Oman fun, adventure, excitement and entertainment. This event is Oman’s most spectacular tourist attraction, and has played a significant role in building and supporting the country’s flourishing tourism and hospitality industry.
Since its inception in February 1998, Muscat Festival has attracted visitors from around the world and captured their attention through eye-catching events and activities that have successfully showcased the true essence of Oman.
From February 9th to March 1st 2012, 50 members from the Anhui Acrobatics Troupe participated in the Muscat International Festival for Arts, Heritage and Creativity in Oman. This was the first time a Chinese cultural organization participated and performed at this festival. During the period, the Anhui Acrobatics Troupe gave performances for more than 20 days, all of which have received great acclaim from not only the local audience but also the festival’s organizing committee and local media.
Anhui Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre
The Anhui Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre was founded in 1956, and has since then enlarged its performing team enormously. It was the first Chinese acrobatic group to perform abroad after China’s opening-up to the world and the first group winning a gold medal in a renowned international competition in Paris.
The Anhui Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre’s productions appeal to the national taste and also reflect a modern spirit at the same time, a mixture that has won the group many prizes in international competitions. Their performing act in which they are balancing on a pyramid of chairs has been one of their most praised shows that amazed numerous spectators. Constantly aiming at reaching new heights in creativity, the Anhui Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre has produced many series of grand acrobatic galas. International cooperation for example with the Big Apple Circus in USA has further enriched the artistic creation.
Since its establishment over 40 years ago, the Anhui Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre has visited more than 40 countries including Japan, South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, Italy, the US, Sweden, France, as well as South Asia, Western and Central Africa. By 2008, the troupe broke the record by giving 600 performances abroad in one year. With outstanding performances in acrobatic exchange projects that frequently take place in the world, Anhui Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre has made Chinese acrobatic arts known to the world.