Stilt Walking

UV and Glow

Chinese Opera Beauty

Performance Type: Roving, short act (optional)

Skills: Stilt walking, fan and ribbon twirling

This beautiful character is a sight to behold. Following in the footsteps of Mei Lanfang, she will dazzle audiences with her poise, elegance and refined hand gestures and fan work. Dressed in traditional Chinese Opera dress, she interacts with the crowd and is a favourite for photographs.

The Chinese Opera Beauty can also perform an elaborate song and dance routine (5 minutes), miming proficiently to the famous Chinese Opera song ‘XinGuifeiZuiJiu’. She twirls and spins, showing off her beautiful costume, moving fluidly, with graceful moments. This act is especially popular for Chinese New Year Festivities.

“Anna is a fantastic performer and has performed at a number of Confucius Institute at La Trobe University cultural activities, including Chinese New Year Celebration at Darebin City Council in February 2014, Chinese Bridge Competition in 2012 and the Launch of the Confucius Institute in 2011. She is adept at capturing an audience’s attention, presenting exceptionally well with appropriate, well maintained costumes and is also a creative performer who can customise her performance on the requirements and themes of our events. Her performances are of such quality that they are considered one of the highlights of our events. I have no hesitation in recommending Anna to anyone who needs such a unique performance.“
- Jean Zhang, Administration and Program Coordinator (Confucius Institute/Centre for Chinese Studies, Latrobe University)

Performance History:
Chinese New Year 2014 @ Preston
Seven Sisters Festival 2014 @ Mount Martha
Kerang Show 2013 @ Kerang
Avenel 175th Celebrations 2013 @ Avenel Community Centre
Circus performance and workshops 2013 @ Candlebark Primary School Romsey
Opening of Southbank Library 2012 @ Federation Square
Latrobe University Pride Week 2012 @Latrobe University
Leukaemia Foundation ‘Light up the Night’ 2011&2012@ Southbank
Opening of Confucius Institute 2011 @ Latrobe University
CERES Harvest and Kingfisher Festivals 2010 and 2011 @ CERES Bruswick
Avenel Primary School Fete 2010 @ Avenel Primary School
Victoria University Staff Function 2010 @ Victoria University
‘Creative Mutations Festival’ 2010 @ Northcote Uniting Church
Falls Festival 2010 @ Marion Bay Tasmania
‘Quite Contrary’ Melbourne Fringe Festival @ Meat Market
…to name a few!

Performed by: Anna Thomson