(Macao, January 10, 2013) –The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel’s
Venetian Theatre opened to a crowd of Kung Fu enthusiasts Wednesday night, as 32
young warrior monks from the world-renowned Shaolin
Temple on Mount
Song, in China’s
Henan province, performed World’s Shaolin Temple to amaze the Macao audience, marking a successful
beginning to the show’s 16-performance run. The last performance will be held
Saturday, January 26.
The breathtaking performance consists of individual, duo and group acts,
in bare-handed (a demonstration of the “fist principles”) and weapons forms
(spears, whips, swords, wood poles and three-sectional staffs). In addition to
wowing the audience with countless front and back somersaults, the warrior
monks showcase their extraordinary physical flexibility, elasticity and
strength in a series of acrobatic performances, including an act where a monk sits
on the stage floor, and then raises both of his lower limbs and puts them
behind his head, while his upper body remains upright. Another highlight of the
show is a traditional qigong demonstration in which a warrior monk is lifted up
with only the sharpened heads of three spears supporting his body weight.
The 32 warrior monks coming from the Shaolin Temple’s
training base to perform on the Venetian Theatre stage this
month are mostly between 18 and 20 years old, but the youngest is just nine
years old. This group of prominent warrior monks did not disappoint the Macao audience in the
premiere performance, as they successfully demonstrated live what they have
learned over the last six years at their training base, namely various styles
of traditional Chinese martial arts: kung fu, wushu and qigong. The Shaolin
Temple Warrior Monk Training Base has been demonstrating the fascinating
traditional practice of Shaolin Kung Fu worldwide over the past 15 years,
including in the United States,
France, Canada, Singapore,
and throughout the continents of Asia and Africa,
amongst others. Recognised as the cradle of Chinese kung fu and the origin of
Zen, the Shaolin Temple
is located on Mount Song, one of China’s
Five Great Mountains,
and has a profound and extensive cultural history. It was founded in the fifth
century and is long famous for its association with Chinese martial arts and particularly
with Shaolin Kung Fu.
Macao strives to diversify Macao’s
entertainment offering by continuing to bring in world-class performances of
different kinds. World’s Shaolin Temple
provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Macao
locals and tourists alike to appreciate the legendary Shaolin Kung Fu,
witnessing the essence of traditional Chinese martial arts live and up close.
This cultural performance also offers a great platform to promote one of the
most respected Chinese martial traditions to Macao and to the world, setting another
example of the integrated resort’s ongoing effort to facilitate cultural
The 15-day run of World’s Shaolin Temple is another fine example of
The Venetian Macao’s long-term effort to
contribute to Macao’s development into one of Asia’s top entertainment
destinations, and a world centre of tourism and leisure, by bringing the
best of Chinese and international cultural performances to Macao. In December, the Venetian
Theatre hosted the much-loved Christmas classic The Nutcracker from the prestigious National Ballet of China.
for the 7:45 pm, January 9 to 26
performances (3:45 pm on January 20; no shows on January 14 and 21) of World’s Shaolin
Temple at the Venetian Theatreare on sale now at
all Sands China box offices*. They can be purchased in one of three categories: HKD/MOP 580
(A Reserve), 480
(B Reserve) and 280 (C Reserve). Packages
with round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets between Hong Kong and Macao are
also available for HKD/MOP 668 (A
Reserve), 568 (B Reserve) and 368 (C
Reserve). Tickets can be booked online at www.CotaiTicketing.com,
or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao)
/ +852 6333 6660 (HK), and are also available at Tom Lee Outlets and through
Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies) online at www.HKTicketing.com
or by phone at +852 3128 8288.
Box Office; The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel – Main Lobby Box Office; Four
Seasons Hotel – The Plaza™ Casino Box Office; Sands® Macao – Casino
Floor L1 Box Office; Sands® Cotai Central – CotaiTicketing™ Box
Offices (Holiday Inn and East Bus Lobby)
Photo caption:A group of 32 Shaolin warrior monks from China’s
Mount Song premièred World’s Shaolin
Temple at the Venetian Theatre Wednesday night. The
show runs until Saturday, January 26, 2013.
at Sands China Ltd. Properties
China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao
as Asia’s top entertainment destination.
15,000-seat CotaiArena™ is the only venue in Asia
ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It
is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the
region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently
choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious
entertainment venues in greater China.
Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage
items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and
exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in
bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury
theatre experience like no other in the region.
650-seat Sands Macao Hotel theatre regularly features internationally-renowned
singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional
Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to
contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.
an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is
ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.