Last night we went to see the Xmas classic ballet, The Nutcracker. We invited the wonderful Mr. Pu and his wife MeiHao. Taking them to the ballet is the only way for us to return the pleasure of having them as friends, as Mr. Pu always refuses to let us pay for our dinners/outings with him. Previously, we had seen Notre-Dame de Paris and another ballet with them.Much to everyone’s surprise, The Nutcracker ballet turned into the Nutcracker Magic/Acrobat show. Very interesting but not at all what we expected. Especially since the pamphlet advertising the show displayed ballerinas.It seemed the director threw in every Chinese acrobatic trick in the book from plate spinning to contortionism. I kept looking for the motorcycles in the round metal sphere to appear.Having seen these tricks a few times already, I was not as much in awe of the performance as Mr.Pu and his wife. However, all the acrobatic tricks were one up on what we had already seen and the performance was a visual feast.The show was very impressive and the performers were true athletes. I can barely walk and hold hands with Liebling at the same time and here was a man holding a ballerina in the palm of his hand while she danced.I know I am too old to become a contortionist or a dancer but I left the show with a strong desire to learn how to juggle.