Shanghai acrobats shine in Monte Carlo
Updated: 2018-01-24

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Acrobats from Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe perform a Russian bar show at the 42nd Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco on Jan 18. [Photo by Chen Yichen/Xinhua]

A famous troupe from Shanghai, East China performed brilliantly and wowed the audience and won a Golden Clown award at the 42nd Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco on Jan 22.

This was the second time for the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe to take the top prize. Their competitors from Hungary were crowned with the same title.

Despite unexpected injuries to leading artists, the troupe impressed the international audience with their excellent agility, power and balance.

The festival is an annual extravaganza dubbed as the "Olympic Games" of circuses, acrobatics and magic shows. This year's edition gathers nearly 160 artists from 17 countries and regions. The excellent shows will be staged from Jan 18 to 28.

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Acrobats from Shanghai perform a group pose on Jan 20. [Photo by Chen Yichen/Xinhua]

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Shanghai acrobats perform at the 42nd Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco on Jan 18. [Photo by Chen Yichen/Xinhua]

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