Chinese acrobats help Pattaya Orphanage raise more than 100,000 baht

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Chinese acrobatics helped the Pattaya Orphanage raise more than 100,000 baht at a charity performance and fair.

The Hunan Feiyan Acrobatic Troupe put on 14 acts over two hours Feb. 4, amazing the Thai and foreign audience with its “skate ballet,” boneless girl act, contortionists and gymnasts.

Feiyan troupe organizer Nanthiya Kittikiettisak presents orphanage Director Rev. Veera Phangrak with a donation of 100,000 baht.Feiyan troupe organizer Nanthiya Kittikiettisak presents orphanage Director Rev. Veera Phangrak with a donation of 100,000 baht.

All of the proceeds from the 200 baht-per-ticket performance, plus sales of food, beverages and souvenirs, went to the orphanage’s children’s education fund. In addition, before the curtain went up, Feiyan troupe organizer Nanthiya Kittikiettisak presented orphanage director, Rev. Veera Phangrak and Deputy Director Kritsada Sukkaphat with a donation of 100,000 baht.

Kritsada explained that the Pattaya Orphanage begins educating its charges as early as age 3 and encourages them to remain at the facility until their education is complete. Even during summer holidays, kids can partake in computer and English-language courses.

Acrobats display amazing strength and agility.Acrobats display amazing strength and agility.

They call this the boneless girl act, showcasing amazing flexibility.They call this the boneless girl act, showcasing amazing flexibility.