For the first time in six years, following their globally acclaimed ‘Wheel of Life’ and ‘Kung Fu Masters’ tours, the Shaolin Monks are returning to Johannesburg with an exciting new show simply titled ‘Shaolin’.
Twenty Shaolin monks will take to the stage to demonstrate their martial arts expertise in an awe-inspiring performance. The show embarks upon a two-week run at Teatro at Montecasino from, June 28 to July 10, for a very limited two season only presented by Channel 24.
Tickets are available to purchase from bigconcerts.co.za or Computicket.
Direct from the fabled Shaolin temple in the foothills of the Song Shang mountain range in China’s Henan province, The Shaolin Monks are set to make a triumphant return to Jozi to demonstrate their authentic martial arts expertise.
‘Shaolin’ is an ultimate display of theatre and physical prowess, with the twenty-member cast performing incredible, “superhuman” feats. The show combines traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, inch perfect choreography with dramatic lighting and sound that evokes the spirit of their traditions in one performance.
The Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Kung Fu. The performers are regarded as the very best Shaolin Kung Fu experts on the planet and they have come together to create a show that is meant to eclipse any previous performances audiences have ever seen.
The show will take audiences on an intrepid journey through the mystical history of this ancient martial art and demonstrate the graceful movements of Chi Gong & Tai Chi with spectacular weapons and combat demonstrations.
Depicting the history, philosophy and story of the Shaolin Monks, ‘Shaolin’ will vividly illustrate the rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility strength and skill, using Buddhist Meditation and rigorous martial arts training.
The Shaolin Monks are Buddhist soldier monks who have refined defensive martial arts over a period of fifteen centuries to a rare and spectacular point of perfection. ‘Shaolin’ showcases the near-miraculous feats of physical endurance, which are the outward expressions of an inner peace, harmony and iron will.
The Shaolin Monks are lifted aloft on sharpened spears, break marble slabs with their heads, perform handstands on two finger tips, splinter wooden staves with their bodies, break bricks on their heads and fly through the air in a series of incredible back flips.
An extravaganza, with impressive backdrops, dramatic music, and stunning production, ‘Shaolin’ will combine the rich vocabulary of the Chinese theatre, the traditional iconography of oriental Buddhism and the technical sophistication of the contemporary music arena.
* Peak Times: Friday, Saturday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Off Peak Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening.
Ticket Price: Peak Price: R395 – R565
Off Peak Price: R285 – R450
Tickets are on sale now from Computicket.
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Competition closes on Tuesday, June 28.