We've mostly been concentrating on theatre spectacles from Beijing, but it's time to broaden our horizons in the area of acrobatics. We were doubtful at first, but very soon we fell in love with the theatre scene in Shanghai. There is a lot to offer, and we hope to cover some of the best cream on our wonderful website that's growing slowly but firmly to performing heights that haven't been much exposed before. You get our drift? Probably you do, so read on.
Perhaps the best of acrobatics, is.. the famous and legendary (yet we didn't know about it before) the Portman Acrobatic Show which blew our hats off. And we mean literally, because the stage is filled with an interesting wind effect amongst many others. It's really high tech, funny, charming and hugely daring acrobatics that will attack your senses if you dare to go inside. Located at Portman Hotel (also known as Shanghai Centre), which is a huge building that gives out a good impression before you even enter that place.
The stunts are amazing and very refreshing. Especially the part where the audience could take part in the show. To do this skilfully takes much coronation and great decision making. But the whole things went very smoothly with no mistakes and professional style.
My favourite bit of acrobatics, was a huge metal cage. At least a dozen motorcycles going around it in pitch black was very exciting. A stunt I had never seen in the many years that I have watched acrobatic shows. Just incredible performance from the portman crew.
I hope you liked the review and feel motivated to visit the show if you are ever in Shanghai. Thanks for reading and see you again soon with more incredible theatre venues from around the world!
This article of the Portman Acrobatic Show was humbly but loudly brought to you by Zhen Houck, keeping it real. Greets to all theatre fans!