acrobatics, china, chinese pole acrobatics

The Ancient Art of Chinese Pole Acrobatics

Historical records, such as mural paintings and brick carvings discovered in a Han Dynasty tomb in Chengdu, Szechuan Province, show that the origins of Chinese pole acrobatics date back more than 2,000 years. This type of acrobatics was developed mostly in the Qin and Han dynasties (221 B.C.-A.D. 230) The way European and American circuses developed in the past was by picking up novelty acts, ...

Jessica Kneipp

Nine people on stage in yellow and red costumes in a performance of Chinese pole acrobatics.