BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at
Buffalo welcomes Shaolin Warriors on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30
p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North
Performed by disciples of the Shaolin schools in China, the
Shaolin Warriors are admired across the globe for their exemplary
discipline and ferocious martial arts prowess. These masters of
Kung Fu have trained from a very young age in both mental and
physical disciplines and routinely test the limits of the human
body by performing extraordinary feats with extreme precision.
This stunning production showcases the intricate technique,
astounding imagery and lightning quick movement of Shaolin Kung Fu
that will amaze audiences of all ages. Throughout the performance,
a man chops vegetables on his stomach with a real cleaver, another
monk's abdominals withstand a pounding from a log battering ram and
two men with a bed of nails between each get a board broken over
them with a mallet. They all end up unscathed.
The Shaolin Warriors even encourage audience participation --
adults are brought on stage to try to pry a silver bowl out of the
grip of a monk's abs and children in the audience are often
selected to take part in a quick Kung Fu lesson.
About Shaolin Warriors, The Washington Post has said, "They
combine the agility and grace of gymnasts with the showmanship of
Cirque du Soleil performers." The Orange County Register has said
the Shaolin Warriors are, "so good at what they do, it almost looks
Tickets for Shaolin Warriors are $26.50 general admission and
$16.50 for students and children. Tickets are available at the
Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6
p.m.) and tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. For
more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit http://www.ubcfa.org.