Chinese troupe in Thane on 60th year of Indo-China relations

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Thane, Feb 16 (PTI) The world-famous Zhejiang QuyiAcrobatics Troupe which is on Mumbai visit will be performingin neighbouring Thane district of Maharashtra on February 18to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Indo-China relations.

This was informed here today by senior BJP leader andPresident of the Vishwas Samajik Sansta Sanjay Waghule, whichhas invited the troupe to the city.

Headquartered in Hangzhou, the group consists of theZhejiang Acrobatics Troupe, Zhejiang Comedy Troupe, ZhejiangQuyi Troupe and Zhejiang Stars Performance Company, with atotal 180 artists.

The newly produced acrobatics play "Hangzhou Story"harmoniously blends cultural and scenic views into acrobaticsin a very delicate way.

The Zhejiang Comic Troupe aims to depict real life.

The art form came to the fore nine years ago, and five playshave been staged since. The play "Who is Daddy" had beenperformed more than 1,300 times and the dark comedy "Doom ofthe Swan" is a hit in Beijing. The troupe popularised thecomical play, which was originally only popular in Shanghai,South Jiangsu and North Zhejiang provinces, all over China.

The Zhejiang Quyi Troupe mainly performs Pingtan(storytelling combined with ballads in the Suzhou dialect).

Waghule said the troup, mainly consisting of teenagerswill perform in New Delhi besides Mumbai and was on its way toBangladesh and Nepal for further programmes.

In the last five years, it has visited America, Canada,Germany, France, England, Netharland, Italy, Austria, Belgium,Luxemburg, Japan, Thailand, Hongkong, and Macau, he saidadding the troupe will also visit the local facilities here.

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