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May 30, 2008 3:01 PM   Subscribe

"Long River High Sky" is a collaborative performance by Alonzo King's Lines Ballet and the monks of the Shaolin Temple USA.
posted by homunculus (6 comments total)

 
Love Ballet, love Kung Fu. TWO GREAT TASTES THAT GO GREAT TOGETHER!

Seriously, this is cool. nine-jointed whip demo. homunculus, you always post great stuff, thanks. Bummer they aren't touring anywhere near me.
posted by exlotuseater at 4:48 PM on May 30, 2008


A couple of years ago The Crucible in Oakland hosted a performance of Romeo & Juliet, A Fire Ballet, which included ballet, capoeira, wushu and fire-breathing. I wish I could have seen it.
posted by homunculus at 6:11 PM on May 30, 2008


Damn, the video from the first link looked exactly as ridiculous as I feared it would. I'm pretty hep with the wushu and the ballet too, but I still have yet to see a performance that didn't just try to mash the two together with duct tape and hope for the best.
posted by fnerg at 8:03 PM on May 30, 2008


Sutra at Sadler’s Wells
posted by homunculus at 9:45 AM on May 31, 2008


Shaolin Temple Grand Master arrested for tax evasion
posted by homunculus at 9:45 AM on May 31, 2008


More on "Sutra": Sidi Larbi & Antony Gormley - rehearsals with Shaolin Monks
posted by homunculus at 10:09 AM on May 31, 2008


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