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Shaolin Warrior

The Chinese State Circus

It's no ordinary circus - The Chinese State Circus featuring the World Famous Shaolin Wu-Shu Warriors will be appearing at Star City. Get ready for some sword swirling and amazing stunts...

The circus that defies traditional entertainment, explodes into Birmingham on Thursday 14th December, promising "the greatest family entertainment ever assembled beyond the Great Wall of China".

Chinese Lion
The Chinese Lion

The spectacular 2-hour show that’s touring Europe throughout 2006/07, combines the world famous martial arts warriors from the Shaolin temple, artists from Peking Opera, and acrobatic stars of the Chinese State Circus.

In this new show, the acrobats who have been chosen from seven different troupes, will be joining forces with the undisputed masters of martial arts, who are well known for stretching the limits of human achievement.

Acrobat

Dressed in simple orange clothing, The Shoalin Warriors often perform dazzling displays, as they fly through the air - and watch out for the swords!

Their martial arts is from the Shaolin school of Kung Fu,Wu Shu and Qigong  - an ancient discipline and defensive technique.

This has been transformed into a dramatic display that has to be seen to be believed.

Shaolin Warriors
Shaolin Warriors with swords

The back-flipping acrobats will be spiraling through rotating hoops and a succession of gymnasts will be catapulting terracotta jars from head to heads. 

As well as candelabra balancing, knotted contortionists, Chinese pole balancing and a costumed performance of the Lion Dance, the show also includes the ‘woman of a hundred faces’ and the legendary fabled characters from the world-famous Peking Opera.

Acrobats
Chinese State Circus acrobats

There’ll be specially composed music, and the whole show will narrated by one of the most famous characters in Chinese Folklore - the Monkey King.

If you're out for a thrill seeking evening, The Chinese State Circus will be appearing at Star City, Birmingham from Thursday 14th December '06 until Sunday 7th January '07.

Ticketline: 0870 155 5585

last updated: 31/07/08
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