Grand Master Shi DeRu is uniquely qualified to carry the Shaolin torch.
Having been raised at the Shaolin Temple in China, Master DeRu brings to the West a life-long devotion to Shaolin, its mindset, and its way of life. He has been instrumental in preserving the integrity and advancing the ancient Shaolin wisdom and martial arts in the U.S., opening three cultural arts campuses in the Southeast.
Over 2 decades, he hosted more than 10 international cultural events and 12 U.S. Open International Martial Arts Championships, providing a center-stage for International Level Wushu Sanshou to grow as a sport in the western world, while working dedicated to further the advance of oriental cultural education throughout the world.
The exceptional members of the “Shaolin Legacy” performance team are devoted students of Shaolin who have been trained and are led 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. Leading performers at this year’s “Legacy” productions will be Shi Zhong Qin and Chen Zhe along with Li Qiang, who are part of Master DeRu’s Cultural Ambassadors and Visiting Masters Program here in the U.S.
In celebration of this year’s East/West events, the team will deliver its first two performances in New Orleans at Tulane University and China Town in Atlanta for National American-Chinese Association, February 2nd at 6:00pm. They will also be performing at Xavier University and at several Super-Bowl and Mardi Gras events around the city (a few of the venues are listed below).
The great demand for the “Legacy 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 parties, Chinese New Year celebrations, and Mardi Gras events.
This rise of the blue moon over New Orleans and “The 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 socially significant, simultaneous 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 “Shaolin 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 “Shaolin 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
A –A Language Services in Atlanta
ADP in Atlanta
Shaolin Institute, Mobile Campus
Shaolin Institute, New Orleans Campus
These 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.
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