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Direct from China, the legendary Shaolin Warriors will kick, punch and tumble in their world-renowned martial arts show at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Monday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets for the show are $38 for children/$58 for adults and are available now at the VPAC box office (970-845-8497; www.vilarpac.org). The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado).

More than a Kung Fu show, Shaolin Warriors is a traditional strength through adversity story. Featuring rarely seen Buddhist meditation alongside deadly martial-arts prowess, this extravaganza starring 20 Kung Fu masters follows the journey from a young child’s initiation into a monastery, to achieving fully fledged warrior status through diligent training and study.

The original Kung Fu spectacular, Shaolin Warriors has had audiences around the world gasping in disbelief at demonstrations of hypnotic and death-defying feats. From balancing on sharp metal spears to smashing marble slabs with sheer brutal strength, from the troupe’s incredible synchronization to their proficiency with 18 dangerous traditional weapons, the Shaolin Warriors has amazed audiences beyond the boundaries of their own belief.

Over the last 16 years, the show has become a worldwide sensation, playing to sold-out audiences and standing ovations from North America to the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The Washington Post has said of the performers, “… they combine the agility and grace of gymnasts with the showmanship of Cirque du Soleil performers.” Time and time again, the Shaolin Warriors prove that when it comes to family entertainment, China’s got talent!