China: the art of the crowd

China: the art of the crowd

Categories: Asia

Military parades, attempts to set a world record or mass performances - all this can look very impressive. Well, or scary. But no country, perhaps, can compare with the skill of China in terms of crowd art. Only in the Celestial Empire you will see so many colors, symmetry and fascinating figures built from human bodies.

China: the art of the crowd

China: the art of the crowd

Artists at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. (Christophe Simon)

China: the art of the crowd

A parade of pilots on the outskirts of Beijing. (Joe Chan / Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

Parents of students are sleeping in the gym of Wuhan University. (Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

The 2008 Wushu World Championship in Hubei Province. (Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

Military. (Itsuo Inouye / AP)

China: the art of the crowd

Charging in one of the schools in Shanghai. (Nir Elias / Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

Dancers perform the dance of the Thousand-armed Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. (Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

Chinese pilots in Beijing. (Ng Han Guan / AP)

China: the art of the crowd

Members of the martial arts club create a living figure. (Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

Police officers in Shanxi province. (Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

Martial arts competitions in Nanjing High School. (Sean Yong / Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

Artists at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. (Pedro Ugarte)

China: the art of the crowd

Chinese sailors on parade in Beijing. (Joe Chan / Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

Group yoga class for pregnant women. As usual, the Chinese tried to set a world record. (Reuters / China Daily)

China: the art of the crowd

High school exams in Shanxi Province. (Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

The guard of honor is preparing to meet the Afghan president in Beijing in 2013. (Ed Jones / AFP / Getty Images)

China: the art of the crowd

Parade in Beijing. (Goh Chai Hin / AFP / Getty Images)

China: the art of the crowd

Chinese New Year, which in 2010 coincided with Valentine's Day. (Reuters / China Daily)

China: the art of the crowd

Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 2014. (Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. (Julie Jacobson / AP)

China: the art of the crowd

Police near the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. (Charlie Riedel / AP)

China: the art of the crowd

The opening of the Aquatics Championship in Shanghai in 2011. (Issei Kato / Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

Students are engaged in taichi in Nanjing. (Jeff Xu / Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

Taichi translates as "fist of the great limit". This is a martial art without weapons. (Jason Lee / Reuters)

China: the art of the crowd

Chinese military at the 2014 parade... (ChinaFotoPress)

China: the art of the crowd

...and sailors. (Feng Li)

China: the art of the crowd

3110 Chinese students tried to set a world record by creating the largest smiley face. The previous record belonged to Canadians - 2961 people. (Sean Yong / Reuters)

Keywords: China | World record | Body | Crowd

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