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空竹的发展 Development of Kongzhu Art

05-24-2010 15:59 BJT

Aside: Traditionally, Kongzhu is a folk game. In the north of China, people especially children like to play Kongzhu on festivals. During the spring festival, you can hear the whistles of Kongzhu everywhere. Now, people play Kongzhu all year round.

Interview: Kongzhu is now very popular with Beijing citizens. Now there is a Kongzhu Association under Beijing Toys Association. It has more than 1000 members.

Interview: More and more patterns of playing Kongzhu are developed. Now there are hundreds of patterns to play it.

The art of Diabolo in Beijing is getting development quickly. So does it in other cities, such as Henan, Shanghai, Wuhan, inner-Mongolia. We often visit and learn each other.

We should maintain and develop the traditional sport Kongzhu in our country. We cannot let it perish. It is unique treasure of China.

Aside: More and more people begin to play Kongzhu. Kongzhu is known by more and more people. In the eyes of foreigners, Kongzhu become another basic Chinese element besides Kongfu, Shaolin Temple and Taiji.

Interview: Kongzhu performance is extremely popular abroad. When we gave performance in Canada in 1996, we have done a questionnaire with the audience. They picked Kongzhu as the most popular show.

Interview: Kongzhu is a special toy in China. Foreigners are always amazed at how Chinese can play a thing like a pancake with sounds and patterns. They are very interested in it. The acrobats of Albania and Egypt learnt at China National Acrobatic Troupe at the beginning.

Interview: Kongzhu is a sport. We hope that we can show our Kongzhu performance in 2008 Olympic Games no matter on which occasion, no matter in what form, no matter in the opening ceremony or the closing ceremony. Let us show our Konghzu. Then our dream will come true.

Host: Well…… I am really happy to get a chance to come down here and tried the soul. I tell you BJ is really friendly. If you come down here to XuanWu Park, I am sure that not only can you see that but you might get a chance to try it too. I wonna thank everybody here for making a such fun thing to do. Thanks a lot. See you all again.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source:

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