ShaolinWar­riors give­away

Two read­ers will have the chance to wit­ness the Shaolin War­riors.

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The 22 kung-fu masters are re­turn­ing to New Zealand from China to per­for­mat the ASB The­atre in Auck­land from Septem­ber 7 to 11.

Over 16 years the Shaolin War­riors have be­come a world­wide sen­sa­tion, play­ing to sell-out au­di­ences and stand­ing ova­tions wher­ever they per­form.

But it’s more than just a kung-fu show with a tra­di­tional story of strength through ad­ver­sity.

The fully chore­ographed per­for­mance vividly il­lus­trates the agility and mirac­u­lous phys­i­cal en­durance these war­riors achieve through rig­or­ous mar­tial arts train­ing and fo­cused Bud­dhist med­i­ta­tion.

The show fol­lows the jour­ney from a young child’s ini­ti­a­tion into the monastery, to achiev­ing ful­lyfledged war­rior sta­tus through dili­gent train­ing and study.

Train­ing in mar­tial arts for sev­eral hours a day, the war­riors per­fect the art of hand-to-hand and weapons com­bat. Each per­former is re­quired to achieve an ex­traor­di­nar­ily high level of pro­fi­ciency in each of the tra­di­tional weapons, and to be­come a master of one. The daily prac­tice of seated med­i­ta­tion en­ables them to sus­tain a de­mand­ing phys­i­cal reg­i­men.

Sup­ported by stun­ning scenery, at­mo­spheric mu­sic, spec­tac­u­lar light­ing and cos­tumes, the Shaolin War­riors are the ul­ti­mate dis­play of the­atre and deadly phys­i­cal prow­ess.

Pre­sen­ter and chief ex­ec­u­tive of Lunch­box The­atri­cal Pro­duc­tions James Cun­dall says it’s won­der­ful to see fam­i­lies of all ages trans­fixed by the mys­ti­cal beauty of the per­for­mance.

Email your name and ad­dress with the sub­ject line: Shaolin to edcl@snl.co.nz

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