The National Circus of the People's Republic of China
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The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China, performing Cirque Chinois
, was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest-running and most distinguished troupes in China. It is especially acclaimed its homeland because of the unique, spectacular pieces in their program, such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, Straw Hats Juggling, Girls Balance With Bowls
and numerous others. Many of the circus's artists have been singled out for prestigious international awards .