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NexGen and China National Acrobatic Troupe won Gold at the 43rd edition of Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain


A first entry and successful collaboration to push the boundaries of a circus discipline! 

On January 28, in Paris, the innovative work "Xuan Duowei Collective Ball Skills" jointly presented by Cirque du Soleil and the China Acrobatic Troupe was held at the prestigious 43rd "Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain" and won the gold medal. This is not only the first joint entry between the two parties since the deepening of the strategic cooperation in 2023, but also has been widely recognized and praised on the international stage.


 China National Acrobatic Troupe in creation


Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, an international circus festival held in Paris, holds a pivotal position and influence in the world of circus arts. It attracts numerous young and talented circus artists to showcase their skills and innovative spirit, while also offering the audience a visual feast of contemporary circus arts.

The Cirque du Soleil and the Chinese Acrobatic Troupe co-presented the "Xuan Duowei Collective Ball Skills" show, directed by Cirque du Soleil Maire-Eve Demers, which is rooted in the traditional Chinese Taoist concept of "the unity of heaven and man".Innovative skills such as the actor's 360-degree continuous movement to hit the ball, the coordinated hitting of the blind spot in the upper and lower spaces, and the blind hitting of the fluorescent ball in the dark environment not only made a great breakthrough in the ball skills, but also brought shocking visual enjoyment to the audience. for 4 weeks.



The NexGen program aims to nurture a new generation of circus artists, partnering with designated talent training centers to share expertise and best practices in the field of human performance, and providing high-level training opportunities for emerging talents. Through this successful cooperation with the China Acrobatic Troupe, we feel honored to contribute to the development of China's acrobatic community.