KHARTOUM TODAY— The history of Sudanese Acrobatic Troupe dates back to Sudanese President Gaafer Nimeirytaking part in an African summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa where on the fringes of the conference, Lubna, a Sudanese Acrobatic Troupe, presented a magnificent show.
“This girl was able to achieve in 15 minutes what the Foreign Ministry was unable to achieve in 20 years,” said President Nimeiry to the Sudanese ambassador in Ethopia.
On his return from his official visit to the Chinese People’s Republic(may you put the year), where Chinese acrobats performed in front of him President Al-Nimeiry had decided to take this form of art in Sudan. That came in a time when there was a growing concern with the role that arts can play in the promotion of cultural and social development.
Nowadays acrobatic performance is more than a sports show where the participants become as a bridge that links Sudan and China through arts and culture values . Therefore, it shows that the bond of culture between people are strong and sustainable than any other thing.
With the reactivation of the Sino-Sudanese cultural protocol in 1971, a number of childrenwho were engaged in the child radio programmes,and where living within the vicinity of radio Omdurman, in the city of Omdurman were selected to form the first troupe. In addition, a number of children from the Music Corps School formed the nucleus of the Musical Acrobatic Troupe.
After that, a team of Chinese experts arrived in Sudan where after interviewing a number of children50 boys and girls where selected to make the first nucleus of the Sudanese Acrobatic Troupe.
Those children travelled to the PRC where in Wuhan City they had an intensive four years training. The result of that was the remarkable performance of the troupe who were highly admired by the Chinese instructors and by the massive audience who attended numerous shows where they performed
The legacy of the Sudanese Acrobatic Troupe contribution to the Sudanese-Sino relations continues to this very day, where Ma Xinmin the Chinese Ambassador to Sudan hasvisited Sudanese Acrobatic Troupe and watched their performance
After the conclusion of the performance, Ma Xinmin expressed his thanks and gratitude to the depth of Sino-Sudanese relations adding that Such cooperation in different domain, however the participants who studies Wuhan years ago express their deep sorrow of outbreak of the novel coronavirus expecting that Chinese government is bale to win the battle against the coronavirus .