Shaolin Warriors Perform March 29 at Salisbury University
The Shaolin Warriors are coming to Salisbury University on Wednesday, March 29 to demonstrate a lifetime of training in the martial arts. The warriors perform a fully-choreographed stage production showcasing hand-to-hand combat, weapons combat and skills showing the power of the human body.
The production features more than 20 members and provides an in-depth look into the lives and Chan (Zen) lifestyle of the warriors.
Shaolin dates back to 495 A.D. with the construction of the Shaolin Temple, located on Song Mountain in China. Shaolin life has a unique aspect in that its practitioners study not only Shaolin kung fu, but also the practices of Chan Buddhism.
Much of the original temple’s architecture and records were destroyed after an attack left the temple ravaged by fire. Not many true Shaolin monks still remain, but practitioners and performers travel the world in hopes of spreading knowledge around the culture.
Salisbury University’s Cultural Affairs Office is sponsoring the event as well as support from a grant from the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council.
Admission for the event is free, but tickets are required. Those wishing to attend can request tickets at the Guerrieri Student Union Information Desk, with a limit of two per person. The performance starts at 7 p.m. at Holloway Hall on the campus of Salisbury University.
For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.