The Chinese Elderly Art Group – why weren’t we told?

Monday 31 March 2008

How the hell did we miss this?

LONDON, March 30 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Elderly Art Group staged an eye-opening show at the Queen’s Theatre in central London on Sunday night, leaving audiences with a lot to marvel about.


Catwalk shows and dances for ladies in their 60s and 70s as well as Sichuan face transfiguration, Chinese oboe solo and shadow show dance brought rounds of applause from the audience, who were stunned by the energy and artistic skills of the 40 plus Chinese performers. One can hardly believe performances by aged people could be so popular.

Formed 5 years ago, the Chinese Elderly Art Group has performed to great reviews worldwide including Sydney, Melbourne, Paris and Taiwan. The group was brought together to champion values such as respect and support for the elderly, as well as promoting harmony between the generations. The group’s world-class abilities are widely regarded as an exemplar in China which counts over 130 million older people.

Actually, where was Phil last night? No-one seems to have seen him. And doesn’t it look a bit to you as though the woman at the back has sneaked onto the stage in a not very convincing attempt to blend in? What has s/he got on his/her head?

Oh, hang on, the second horse from the right looks very familiar too:

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