Shaolin Warriors Set as Premiere Performance Oct. 31 for River Campus Touring Season

Photo of the Shaolin Warriors

The Touring Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will kick off Oct. 31 with a performance by the Shaolin Warriors.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 15, 2007 – The Touring Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will kick off Oct. 31 with a performance by the Shaolin Warriors.

Shaolin Warriors is a fully choreographed theatrical production that brings the remarkable skill, stunning movement and spectacular imagery of Kung Fu to stages throughout the world. Performed by the Buddhist monks of China’s Shaolin Temple, a sect that has become known throughout the world for its disciplined spiritualism and deadly martial-arts prowess, the production features many forms of Shaolin Kun Fu as well as a look at the daily temple life of the monks and their Zen Buddhist philosophy.

The production is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall located in the Cultural Arts Center at River Campus.

Shaolin Warriors is produced by China Performing Arts Agency Productions in Beijing in association with Columbia Artists Management International Ventures and performed by the authentic monks of the Shaolin Temple. These Kung Fu masters have trained from a very young age in mental and physical disciplines, which allow them to perform feats one thought only possible in the movies.

Shaolin Warriors toured North America with great success in 2000, 2002 and 2004 including performances at venues such as New York, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago and the Hummingbird Centre in Toronto. After returning to China for several years to work on the show, the monks are ready to make a triumphant return to North America.

For Shaolin Warriors tickets, call the River Campus Box Office at (573) 651- 2265 or go on line to metrotix.com, keyword “shaolin”.