In Anhui, acrobats flip, twist and tumble

Updated:Nov 18,2020 09:57 AM chinadaily.com.cn


An acrobatic troupe performs during the opening ceremony of the Fifth Anhui Folk Acrobatic Art Festival in Linquan county, Anhui province, on Monday. [Photo by Zhu Lixin/chinadaily.com.cn]

The Fifth Anhui Folk Acrobatic Art Festival kicked off in Linquan county, Anhui province, on Monday afternoon. It will last until Wednesday.

Acrobatic troupes from across the country were invited to perform for 80 minutes during the opening ceremony.

During the festival, residents and visitors will see more performances of the folk art, which has been popular in the county for hundreds of years.

Linquan has a long history of acrobatics. More than 20,000 of the county's 2.3 million residents are engaged in the business, bringing in a combined annual income of more than 500 million yuan ($76 million), according to the local government.


A female acrobat performs during the opening ceremony of the Fifth Anhui Folk Acrobatic Art Festival in Linquan county, Anhui province, on Monday. [Photo by Zhu Lixin/chinadaily.com.cn] 

An acrobatic troupe performs during the opening ceremony of the Fifth Anhui Folk Acrobatic Art Festival in Linquan county, Anhui province, on Monday. [Photo by Zhu Lixin/chinadaily.com.cn]