Sunday, September 26, 2010

Shaolin Masters

Shaolin Masters

Event : Masters of Shaolin, Shaolin Temple Henan, China 17-09-2010 | Cultural Troups from Russia, China, Korea, France , and Japan | Grand display of Artistic skills | Dance, Wushu, Acrobatics, Culture |
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

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Imperial City of Kaifeng

Visit to the Imperial City Kaifeng Henan.
Our friend Norbert went to Henan only 10 days before us, 
we missed each other on inches.

Great display of traditional skills, the city was rebuilt from blueprints
and paintings available from 1000 years ago. 
Skills displayed are indescribable.

Everything created was done so in painstaking details, the Imperial palace,
the the pavilions, streets, restaurants and shops.

Vendors, Attendants wear traditional clothing. 

Traditional games, Female Polo players, swings, and lots of Acrobatics are
also part of the display.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shanghai art performer

Shanghai art performer
Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

Shanghai art performer

Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro
Ancient Chinese chose dance as the art form to pay respect to Heaven and the divine, appreciate the universe and life, and praise kindness and virtue.

Characteristics of Chinese Classical Dance

The Emphasis in Chinese Classical dance lies on the spirit: Half of the emphasis is not on the human surface but on the spirit of the subject, its allure, and the inner meanings. This is the reason that Chinese culture is considered to be semi-divine. Every dance and every dancer has different allure. Two dancers with the same movements will come across totally differently.

Rich techniques: It has incorporated dance elements of folk operas, and techniques in ballet, Chinese operas, Chinese martial art forms, creating a unique system.

History of Chinese Classical Dance

Chinese dance dates back over 5,000 years to the Royal Court dances of the semi-divine culture of the Zhou, Tang, and Song Dynasties, where the character of the nation was expressed through dance, incorporating movements influenced by folk stories, historic figures and classic myths and legends, and expressing society’s respect for morality, compassion, loyalty, wisdom, and trustworthiness.

For centuries classical Chinese dance was passed down mostly among the common people. After 1919, however, dedicated artists believed that they had a responsibility to systematically document Chinese dance—that was the beginning of the formal teaching of classical Chinese dance. To develop and rejuvenate folk dance, the artists learned from dance elements of folk operas, and incorporated techniques in ballet training and Chinese martial art forms, creating a unique system of classical Chinese dance.

How to Appreciate Chinese Classical Dance

Chinese dance requires the dancers to undergo strict physical training. Actions and movements called “body techniques” need to be accurate and precise, and every action, movement and look needs to follow the preset rules of Chinese dance. For example, a single dance movement from one part of the body should lead to the movement of the entire body, as all movements are interrelated. Any movements of hands, eyes, and feet have to follow the movement of the whole body. This takes extreme precision and control.

More importantly, a dancer's spiritual realm will be reflected in his or her performance so the dancer must have good mental cultivation to be able to "let the movements be lead by spirit.” Therefore, the performers not only need to solidly master the techniques of Chinese dance, but also perfect their moral character and willpower in order to portray the fundamental inner meaning of the Chinese culture imparted by the divine.

Credit : Asian Research

Shanghai Dancer

Shanghai Dancer
Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

Dancing performance in Shanghai. Clubbing with Fabrizio and Mauro. Outstanding performances.
Shanghai has a lot to offer to those who have insider knowledge.
visit our AAE blog often for more info on Shanghai.
Our AAE Picasa Album
photoshelter also featuring Shanghai

Monday, September 20, 2010

Shanghai at night

Shanghai at night
Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

Shanghai night scenes - from concluded recent business trip. My Italian friends were in town to finalize machine purchases in the green energy sector AAE is active in machinery market for renewable energy.
Further inquiries :
Will be back to Shanghai next week after Mid Autumn Festival which takes place tomorrow.
AAE Machinery

Thursday, September 9, 2010

SWF Embroidery Machine

SWF Embroidery Machine
Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

SWF Embroidery Machine

Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

AAE has been directly involved in the Textile machinery market since over three decades.

Bringing the latest available machines to those in the industry, at a most competitive price.


Textiles Machines Division
Textiles Machinery
Automatic Baling Press

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Red Tea Classics

Red Tea Classics
Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

AAE has more than 120 different teas which it markets. Amongst them, notably are some of the most valued teas known to connoisseurs :
Oolong from Ali Shan mountain. Our main attraction : Pu Er Cha (Pu Er) the tea of longevity fro south western Yunnan 's mountainous region. This tea has no equivalent. It has been appraised since thousands of years as one of the life prolonging elixirs that exist in this world.
From our own experience, when we visited the Region we found numerous old folks who sip Pu Er throughout the day, and it is safe to claim their health is astounding.
The oxidants in Pu Er are much comparable with the well known French Red Wines, but lack the Alcohol.
Our red tea classics are the next we would like to appraise to you.
The West only knows so called 'Black tea' whilst in the East we call it 'Red Tea' which gives more relevance to its red, distinct color tone.
Whatever your choice, Red Tea, Pu Er, or the more stringent 'Green teas' we have them. The price ranges are largely depending on the origin, with Oolong from Taiwan the most expensive.
Also of interest will be the 'Black Buckwheat tea' that TCM has been favoring for thousands of years to reduce High Blood Pressure. Of course, there will be those who prefer to swallow crude oil derivates rather than sipping daily a herbal tea with functions less stringent. We do not want to entice anyone who is not convinced that herbal teas are a subtler method to cure one's ailments, at a prolonged period however.
We come to another tea, Longjin tea, which is another type of green tea growing in Eastern China around Hanzghou. The teas are a bit milder in taste comPared to Oolong.
There are those who are Longjin aficionados who swear on drinking Longjin tea.
For more on our teas visit  AAE Tea