More than 2500 years ago, dedicated (and flexible) members of China’s working class developed a new art form: acrobatics. They took discarded wheel wells, decorative pottery, and emblematic tapestries, then reclaimed and resurrected them as performer’s props while entertaining the masses. Emperors soon noticed the energetic spectacle taking shape within the country. They plucked the acrobats out of their villages and delivered them to the country’s inner sanctum: the palace. There, performances evolved into regal productions, complete with shattering music, elaborate costumes, and... More >>>