Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Chinese dancing girls at beach volleyball


I'm working on a story for the Wednesday Aug.13 newspaper right now about a trip I took to the beach volleyball venue. It is probably the most "American" of all the venues in Beijing. Classic American rock blares out of the speakers between every point -- "Shout," "Don't Bring Me Down" and so on.


And then there are the Chinese dancing girls, who perform during breaks like they are a squad of Top Cats or something. In this demure and communist society, it's quite a striking change from the rest of Beijing I've experienced so far. It feels a lot like an NBA game in terms of the entertainment.


Like the women's beach volleyball players, these Chinese women wear bikinis. I thought it was an odd contrast here -- a beach volleyball player studiously practicing her serve right before a match while the Chinese dancing girls shimmied in the background.


3 comments:

Derek said...

Looks interesting! Can you speak Mandarin? It's an easy language to pick up if you don't get upset by the steep initial learning curve - in some ways I thin it is easier than English. There are basic Mandarin lessons at www.zhongwenred.com

Carl said...

Fact about the trip took to the beach volleyball venue,is pretty interesting and the picture is also excellent.

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