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Chinese culture rocks holy city: Kungfu performance in Jerusalem

06-05-2012 10:30 BJT

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As a symbol of China's traditional culture, Kungfu is popular all over the world. A touring Kungfu show was staged at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem last week. The performance combines various elements of martial arts to present a poetic portrayal of Kungfu and of Chinese culture, art, and philosophy.

The Kungfu show, called "Kungfu Revelation: 9 Scrolls", first opened in Beijing in 2008. With 3 years of touring under their belt, the group has performed over 100 times and won praise in over 10 cities around Asia, North America, Europe and Australia. As this year is the 20th anniversary of the establishment of friendly relations between China and Israel, the performance was staged at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem.

A touring Kungfu show was staged at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem last week. The
performance combines various elements of martial arts to present a poetic portrayal
of Kungfu and of Chinese culture, art, and philosophy.

Gao Yanping, Chinese Ambassador to Israel, said, "This performance can be very conducive for the mutual understanding of the two people and also for the friendship of the two countries and you know the China -Israel relations has gone through 20 years we made a lot of progress."

During the performance, nine scrolls are revealed to the audience one by one. The scrolls present the fundamental elements of Kungfu, which are: purity, sutras, persistence and studiousness, spirituality, attention, fitness, calmness, devotion and fidelity, and paradise. These elements are presented in a romantic and poetic manner aimed at giving a better understanding of Chinese culture.

A touring Kungfu show was staged at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem last week. The
performance combines various elements of martial arts to present a poetic portrayal
of Kungfu and of Chinese culture, art, and philosophy.

Yi Yang, Kungfu Company Director, said, "We would like to cross the new body language maybe mix Kungfu and some ballet, modern dance, some other elements from the Western world mixed together and we call it new Kungfu, new body language to explain traditional Chinese culture and philosophy, and it is our duty. "

Transforming traditional Chinese culture for an audience, this performance is also an opportunity for the people of China and Israel to gain a deeper communication.

Na'Ama, audience member, said, "More and more Israelis are learning about China. The interest is very common. There are many young people who are interested in what is happening in China.”

The hour-and-a-half long show is not only a feast for the eyes and ears; it is also an opportunity for the two countries to enhance their relationship.

A touring Kungfu show was staged at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem last week.
The performance combines various elements of martial arts to present a poetic
portrayal of Kungfu and of Chinese culture, art, and philosophy.

A touring Kungfu show was staged at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem last week.
The performance combines various elements of martial arts to present a poetic
portrayal of Kungfu and of Chinese culture, art, and philosophy.

A touring Kungfu show was staged at the Israel Festival
in Jerusalem last week. The performance combines various
elements of martial arts to present a poetic portrayal
of Kungfu and of Chinese culture, art, and philosophy.

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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