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Kids to shine at new year gala

01-29-2014 07:43 BJT Special Report:2014 Spring Festival |

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With the Chinese New Year only days away, people are certainly eager for CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala. It’s the most watched TV show in the world, and attracts top entertainers from around the globe. But today we take a look at some talents who are often overlooked, the child performers.

These kids may be small, but their skill is astonishing. They are students at the Shaolin Tagou Wushu school in Henan Province, and their show is a horse-year-themed stilt dance.

"It took them a week of training to be able to stand firm on the stilts, and another month to be able to walk and run," said Liu Yuefeng, choreographer of Shaolin Tagou Wushu school.

Jumping stilts will also be featured in the show. They were used at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and add more energy and flavor to the performance.

The gala also includes even younger performers. These children are from the Lantian children’s art troupe, and their show is called ’galloping little horses. Most of them are only 5 or 6 years old, but their synchronized moves are well organized.

The young performers are brimming with confidence for the grand event, so stay tuned on New year’s eve and check them out.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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