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Shaolin Monks to perform in Wellington

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16 January 2008


Shaolin Monks to perform in Wellington


Don’t miss the awe-inspiring Shaolin Monks performing at the Michael Fowler Centre next month.

The special performance on 16 February was created in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat, and examines traditions of peace, harmony and spirituality forged through years of struggle, invasion and war, which led the Shaolin to create a unique form of martial art.

Council Events Coordinator Rebecca Hardie says the Shaolin Monks first performed in Wellington four years ago and the city now has another opportunity to experience the magical culture and amazing skill of 25 dedicated Gong Fu Masters.

“The name Shaolin has become synonymous with the finest and most extraordinary feats of discipline, strength and courage. With the growth in popularity of modern Kung Fu, the reputation of the Shaolin Monks has become established throughout the world.”

The 100-minute breathtaking performance builds to a crescendo of Kung Fu sequences as the Shaolin Monks are lifted aloft on sharpened spears, splinter wooden blocks with their bare hands, break bricks on their heads and fly through the air in a series of incredible back flips and spins.

The Shaolin Monks will travel all the way from the Shaolin Temple in China to demonstrate their martial arts expertise. This spectacular show is not to be missed.

When: Saturday 16 February

Time: 7- 9.30pm

Place: Michael Fowler Centre

Tickets: adult $28, child $15, family $75 (two adults and two children) are available from Ticketek - visit www.ticketek.co.nz

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