The Acrobatics at Shanghai are not to be missed. They are held each night and last for about 2 hours. The Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe, established in 1951 is one of the best in China. It frequently tours internationally and performs routinely at Shanghai and other cities in China. An acrobatic show has become one of the most popular evening entertainments for tourists in Shanghai. You can enjoy gravity-defying contortionism, juggling, unicycling, chair-stacking, and plate-spinning acts at the following stages. The Chinese acrobatics shows have become the most popular evening entertainment for tourists in Shanghai. There are three excellent acrobatics troupes offer the wonderful performances in the city. The first one is Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. Founded in 1951, the troupe is a very well-known professional acrobatics performing group in China, and it has performed around the globe. Their movement is art - tightly choreographed and rehearsed endlessly. The troupe is located at Shanghai Centre Theater. In 2005, the troupe produced the very classical program called Huangpu Sensation (lasts for about 2 hours). The program consists of 3 parts - "Autumn Day", "Moon Reflection" and "Rosy Clouds"- showing the vicissitudes of Shanghai: "Grand Feast" and "Lovers at the Bund" tell the story of yesterday; "Juggler in the Bar" reflects the charm of today; "Hoop Diving" and "Magic Illusion" predict the development of tomorrow. Some acts such as "Play Dooly", "Silk Stripes" and "Pyramid of Chairs” are the "Gold Lion Award" winners at China National Acrobatic Competitions. The program is performed daily at 7:30 pm. The other famous acrobatics troupe in Shanghai is the Shanghai Circus World, located at 2266, New Gonghe Road. Unique in architectural shape and with a golden dome-like roof, it is another landmark building of Shanghai, an international cultural metropolis. It has the acrobatic field as the main building, rehearsal auxiliary building, animal room and commercial cultural city as necessary installations. The acrobatic field, which has a total of 1, 638 seats, is equipped with modern lighting installations and surrounding sound. In Portman Acrobatic Show, you will enjoy juggling (one of the traditional elements of Chinese acrobatics, as well as of western circus arts), diabolo or Chinese yo-yo, feast of equilibrium (the frequently part of circus and acrobatic performances during which the performer grips one straight apparatus (for example: stick) in his teeth and balances a second one (with a glass and flower balanced precariously atop it) on its tip. And the performer gradually shifts position so that the sticks meet end-to-end in a full vertical, then slowly returns them to a perpendicular arrangement.), body contortionism (sometimes called "barrel squeeze play") and the "unique bowl flip"