Houston Community News >> Fireworks, Acrobats Highlight Olympics Opening Ceremony

7/2/2008 BEIJING - Chinese state media is reporting that lavish fireworks, colorful ethnic dances and performances portraying 5,000 years of Chinese history are among the highlights of the Beijing Olympics’ opening ceremony.

The 3-hour opening ceremony - designed in secrecy by the country’s most famous film director, Zhang Yimou - could include performances such as traditional Chinese opera, kung fu, pandas and acrobats representing China’s culture from ancient to modern times.
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