Prepare to be WOWED by a unique cultural performance at this year's Super Bowl XLVII! Grand Master Shi Deru and his world-famous œShaolin Legacy performance team have been invited to perform at the Super-Bowl and at several prestigious Mardi Gras 2013 events in New Orleans. For Master DeRu, his Shaolin Institute Cultural Arts Centers, and the very talented members of his œShaolin Legacy performance team, auspicious events have coalesced to bring East and West together in what will undoubtedly be a cultural exchange rarely ever seen on the national stage.
Once in a blue moon an opportunity presents itself for East and West to come together in celebration of culturally significant, time-honored events. But this year it has happened; the blue moon has risen over the city of New Orleans, œThe Big Easy. This February East and West will come together in a cultural exchange born of mutual respect for one another's beloved cultural traditions.
Throughout the month of February Americans will be flocking to œThe Big Easy for traditional annual events and celebrations. February 3rd excited football devotees will gather at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for œSuper Bowl XLVII. Then, February 12th marks the Fat Tuesday of Mardi-Gras.
On the Western calendar this year the most important festival in Chinese culture, Chinese New Year, begins February 10th. Asians across America will be gathering for as many as 15 consecutive days in celebration of family and family unity and to usher in the œYear of the Snake on the Chinese Zodiac calendar.
Shaolin Institute, the premier Asian cultural and martial arts center in the southeastern U.S., has been invited to perform their world famous œShaolin Legacy Show at Super-Bowl 47parties and at several Mardi Gras events in New Orleans. The exceptional members of the œShaolin Legacy performance team are devoted students of Shaolin who have been trained by the highly acclaimed Grand Master Shi DeRu, and who travel around the country and the world by request for repeat performances of this visually captivating, stunningly choreographed, martial arts show.
The œLegacy Show captures the essence of the ancient Shaolin culture and way of life, incorporating its unrivaled martial artists to tell a timeless universal story. It presents the fundamental principles of Shaolin - self-discipline, respect, honor, integrity, and the indomitable Shaolin spirit - in an artistic, creative, dynamic program that has held audiences spell-bound during its thousands of performances internationally. It is a show that has appeal and speaks to people of all ages.
The team will have its first performance February 2nd at 6:00pm at Tulane University. They will also be performing at Xavier University and at several Super-Bowl and Mardi Gras events. The great demand for the œLegacy Show by audiences across the southeastern U.S. has necessitated dividing the complete team into smaller teams that will tour three major cities: New Orleans, Mobile, and Atlanta, performing at Super- Bowl, Chinese New Year, and Mardi Gras celebrations.
This rise of the blue moon over New Orleans and œThe Year of the Snake have highly favored Shaolin Institute and Chinese culture in the U.S., presenting a unique opportunity for a spectacular East meets West cultural exchange as people gather to celebrate these synchronized events. The many invitations extended to Master DeRu and his team during this flurry of festivities is a testament to the world-wide popularity of his œShaolin Legacy Show and a compliment to the highly disciplined, multi-talented, professionally trained members of Master DeRu's performance team. It's an event you won't want to miss!
This month, Shaolin Institute is honored to perform its œShaolin Legacy Show to audiences at these prestigious Institutions and Organizations throughout the southeast:
National American Chinese Association's Chinese New Year Celebration in Atlanta
Tulane University Students and Faculty Chinese New Year Celebration in New Orleans
University of South Alabama Chinese New Year Celebration in Mobile, Alabama
Tapp Middle School in Cobb County, GA
Lovett High “Middle School in Atlanta GA
Shaolin Institute Chinese New Year Festival in Atlanta