The amazing Xinjiang Acrobatic Troupe of China will make its Hong Kong debut as part of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's 'Cheers' series of performances. The troupe was founded in 1962 and comprises Uygur, Han, Kazak, Hui and other ethnic groups who perform a dazzling array of acrobatics, conjuring, comedy acts, folk songs and dance. The acrobatic drama, Hello Nasirdin Apandim, will be performed at Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium next month, featuring a performance of the dawaz (aerial tightrope walking) of the Uygur and other acts from a troupe that has been listed as a protected cultural heritage, won many national and international awards, and has been entered into Guinness World Records 15 times. Other acts include rolling with lamps, kicking and balancing bowls on a tall unicycle and flying cards. The troupe has toured in more than 20 countries and regions, including Pakistan, India, Canada, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia to great acclaim. Performances include acrobatic stunts, conjuring and song-and-dance from Xinjiang to provide an exotic showcase of Uygur culture. Hello Nasirdin Apandim took four years to prepare and has a romantic, dream-like storyline punctuated with twists and surprises. The production made its gala premiere last year at the People's Theatre in Xinjiang, after which it had a record-breaking run of four months, performing more than 100 shows. It has won the Special Award at the 13th Wenhua Grand Award this year and the Third Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Tianshan Arts Award last year. The troupe also participated in the Ninth Chinese Arts Festival in Guangzhou this year. Other programmes in the 'Cheers!' Series include: A Happy Scarecrow by Jumbo Kids Theatre; Our Guangdong Hero: Huang Fei-hong In Youth by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education; Paper Princess in Wonderland by Make Friends With Puppet; The Snowman & The Bear by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Oratorio Society Christmas concert: Merry Christmas Oratorios, Roby Lakatos and His Ensemble (Hungary); Non-Stop by La Pipetua (Argentina), the State Symphony Capella of Russia; and Harry Goh Goh's Magical QQ Christmas Party. The acrobatic drama, Hello Nasirdin Apandim, by the Xinjiang Acrobatic Troupe of China will be performed at Sha Tin Town Hall, October 15-17 (Fri-Sun) 7.30pm, and October 16-17, 2.30pm. Tickets: HK$340, HK$260, HK$200*, HK$120* (*The sightline of certain seats may be restricted).