The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino proudly welcomes Kungfu Revelations 9 Scrolls – a performance recognized as Kungfu’s ultimate artistic achievement – to the Penn & Teller Theater for a limited engagement from Dec 10 – 21, 2010 (Photo courtesy of Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino).
Presented by skillful martial arts practitioners from China’s Poly Kungfu Star Performing Group, the show celebrates the nine virtues of this mysterious yet eloquent tradition. Directed by leading Chinese choreographer Liu Zhen, the theme of the show is the quest to purify the soul through the pursuit of harmony, love, peace and freedom. A model of artistic visual poetry, the show features a combination of martial arts and dance, blending the disciplines in a dramatic and compelling performance.
The production’s nine acts are derived from nine scrolls of poetry that unravel one by one before the audience: purity, sutra, diligence, spirit, listening, shape, serenity, devotion and paradise. The performance celebrates the nine virtues of cleanliness, diligence, discipline, stability, respect for the realm, wisdom, tolerance, flexibility and self-esteem, which are all expected of any self-respecting practitioner. A visual feast with innovative choreography and action-timed music, the show interprets and portrays the soul of Chinese culture, art and philosophy.
Kungfu Revelations 9 Scrolls will perform two shows nightly Dec. 10-11 and Dec. 17-18 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. There will be one show at 8 p.m. Dec 12-15 and Dec. 19-21. Tickets are $60.50, $71.50, $82.50, and $93.50 inclusive of tax and fees and are on sale now at the Rio box office or by calling 702.777.7776.