Are Classical Chinese Dancers Gymnasts?
On the contrary…
You could even say gymnasts learned moves from classical Chinese dance. How?
Flipping and tumbling techniques have been part of classical Chinese dance for thousands of years. In the 1970s, Chinese gymnasts took these high-level flips from classical Chinese dance and performed them at international competitions, introducing them to the world.
So when you see these moves on stage, remember, they’re not gymnastics or acrobatics but classical Chinese dance.