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chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: June 4, 2021


The original show Time and Tide by Jining Acrobatic Troupe wins this year's Golden Chrysanthemum Prize at the awards ceremony held in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province. [Photo/jnnews.tv]

The original show Time and Tide by Jining Acrobatic Troupe, who are from Jining, East China's Shandong province, won this year's Golden Chrysanthemum Prize, the top prize for acrobatics in China.

The awards ceremony, a triennial event promoted by the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, as well as the China Acrobats Association, took place in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province on May 5 this year.

A total of 85 shows from across the country competed for the honor, with only seven magic shows and three acrobatic shows winning prizes. Time and Tide was the first and only show from Shandong province that has received the prize in 23 years.


A poster of the acrobatic show Time and Tide. [Photo/jnnew.tv]

The magic show Liangzhu created by Jining Acrobatic Troupe also advanced to the finals, marking the first time that a performance of this kind from Shandong has been shortlisted in 14 years.

Jining has been making efforts to promote the high-quality development of its creative arts sector over the past few years. Many local art works have won national recognition, while the city's arts scenes have been promoted nationwide by mainstream media outlets.