Nine years since their last sold-out appearances in Toronto, at the former Hummingbird Centre, China's Shaolin Warriors will make their triumphant return to the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts on Friday, November 23.
The Kung-Fu Masters of the Shaolin Warriors will perform a theatrical choreography which portrays a typical day in their lives, from dawn to dusk, including the serenity of morning meditation and chants, daily exercises, and the dazzling synchronized fighting rituals that employ an array of traditional Shaolin weaponry.
The Shaolin Warriors are world-renowned for their unique combination of disciplined spiritualism and deadly martial-arts prowess. The performers train in martial arts for several hours every day – perfecting the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat. Each performer is required to achieve a high level of proficiency in 18 traditional weapons, and become a master of one. In addition to the employment of these weapons, a Master can utilize virtually any common, everyday object as a weapon.
According to the Toronto Star, the remarkable skill, stunning movement, and spectacular imagery of Kung Fu "makes for a dazzling spectacle, as was evident when the Shaolin Warriors packed the Hummingbird Centre for two shows!"
SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Toronto's first performing arts centre, has played a defining role in the cultural life of Toronto for more than 50 years. Today, the newly renovated Sony Centre's mission is to unite the global citizens of Toronto through great artistic experiences. In addition, the Sony Centre is dedicated to developing Toronto's younger audiences through family programming, workshops targeted towards school-aged audiences, an under-30 membership program, and other community initiatives. www.sonycentre.ca
Sony Centre For The Performing Arts presents
Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Toronto
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Tickets: $35-$80, plus applicable taxes and service charges
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Sony Centre box office,
over the phone at 1-855-872-SONY (7669) or online at www.sonycentre.ca
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