Among the exciting activities during the
May-June school holidays
Shaolin kung fu warriors,
cheerleaders, street musicians, ballerinas and cosplayers are among the
exciting attractions at Resorts World Genting these coming school holidays.
Parents hoping to keep their kids entertained during the school break, do not
have to look far for ideas and options.
At Resorts World Genting, plenty of
activities are in store in the next two months that will keep vacationers
happy—particularly the Genting International Children's Festival 2017, and Soul
of Shaolin, a critically acclaimed theatrical event that has toured the world
in order to showcase the magnificence of Shaolin kung fu warriors.
Genting International Children's
To be held from 27 May to 11 June 2017, the resort-wide Genting International
Children's Festival 2017 carries the tagline, “art, dance and music,” and is
set to be a visual feast where guests can enjoy soaking up the carnival
atmosphere. Everyone can look forward to great hospitality and conviviality at
the various locations of the resort where activities scheduled for the festival
and Pom: Cheerleading
Three activities that will take
place at SkyAvenue are namely “Cheers & Pom: Cheerleading,” to be held at
Level 1 of the mall, “Storyland: Cosplay Meet & Greet” at Level 2, and
“Street Beats: Brass Ensemble” at Level 3. Two other activities are “Paradise:
Forest Fairies Ballet Dance,” to be held at First World Rainforest, and
Boulevard's Parade at Genting Grand Open Car Park.
Cosplay Meet & Greet
As evident, the Genting
International Children's Festival promises variety—there is something for
everyone—from cheerleading to cosplaying to ballet.
No doubt kids will love watching the
handsprings, and tumbling and twisting skills of the cheerleaders who will
light up the atmosphere at Level 1 of SkyAvenue during Cheers & Pom. This
is a must-see event for those who enjoy watching the superior dexterity of
Forest Fairies Ballet Dance
Another wonderful sight awaits at
“Paradise: Forest Fairies Ballet Dance” where pretty ballerinas will whirl and
twirl away as they entertain visitors in this land of make-believe. Surely
there is nothing cuter than the sight of young people in colourful dance skirts
People-watching should also be an
enjoyable activity at “Storyland: Cosplay Meet & Greet” where cosplayers
will have a field day dressing up as their favourite characters, while “Street
Beats: Brass Ensemble” promises fun in music—street musicians playing drums,
trombones, and trumpets, among others.
Beats: Brass Ensemble
The holiday period is likewise
celebrated with pomp and gaiety at Boulevard's Parade at the Open Car Park of
Genting Grand. Just basking in this festive atmosphere alone would make an
excellent activity for the whole family.
Shaolin theatrical show
Among the oldest
institutionalised styles of Chinese martial arts, Shaolin kung fu is second to
none in terms of beauty and artistry. And kung fu enthusiasts would be happy to
know that this magnificent martial art form will be on full display at Resorts
World Genting when the theatrical event, Soul of Shaolin: Hui Guang's Story
takes centre stage from 28 May to 26
A critically acclaimed show that
earned a nomination at the 63rd Tony Awards in 2009, it has held
more than 500 performances worldwide in such countries as the US, Australia,
Italy, Norway, India, Korea, Turkey, Macau, Hong Kong, and Turkey. When it opened at Marquis Theater on Broadway
in January 2009, all its seven performances were sold out—and Jan 15 was
promptly proclaimed China on Broadway Day by New York City.
At Resorts World Genting, Soul of
Shaolin: Hui Guang's Story will be held at Genting International Showroom at
9pm or 4pm*, from 28 May to 26 June 2017. There will be two shows—at 4pm and
9pm—on 24 June. A total of 22 shows are scheduled, with each screening lasting
90 minutes (with 10 minutes intermission).
Billed as China's key cultural
export project by China's Ministry of Culture, Ministry
of Commerce, the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television, and the
General Administration of Press and Publication, the event is deemed “the Best
of China” and is brought to you by Asian Arts Connection.
Soul of Shaolin: Hui Guang's Story
is a stirring portrait of the life of a Shaolin monk. The tale begins with a
woman who is forced to abandon her son when she finds herself pursued by a
group of bandits. The woman hides her child among tall grass before jumping off
a cliff in her effort to evade capture.
The child is later found by Na Luo,
a Shaolin kung fu monk, who also picks up a piece of broken jade he finds near
the former. Years go by, and the child, named Hui Guang, grows strong and
healthy—raised and taught by Na Luo and also Miao Xing, the abbot of Shaolin
Temple. Hui Guang's past is not hidden from him; the truth is revealed to him,
along with the piece of jade.
Depressed upon learning about his
tragic past, Hui Guang gets drunk and ends up provoking other monks. He is then
punished by Miao Xing who places him in a cave known as Bodhidharma. As it
turns out, Hui Guang learns about being a paragon of virtue—that it is the real
soul of Shaolin.
The story continues with him later
crossing paths with his mother. Still out looking for her son, she once again
finds herself in trouble when she runs into some ruffians. Hui Guang and Na Luo
come to her aid, and while fighting off the hoodlums, the former loses his
piece of broken jade. When his mother comes upon it later, she searches for him
at his temple.
Mother and son are reunited and both
wish to leave the temple to begin life anew. Unfortunately, temple rules
dictate that a monk that wishes to leave, must fight his way out. As it turns
out, the final opponent Hui Guang must face is Na Luo—and the latter chooses to
fake his vanquishing in order to help Hui Guang. The story thus ends well, with
Hui Guang and his mother leaving the temple to start a new life.
VIPs posing with the casts of Soul of Shaolin after the show.
Tickets for Soul of Shaolin: the
Story of Hui Guang are priced at RM156 (VIP), RM126 (PS1), RM96 (PS2). GRC
(Genting Rewards Card) members enjoy a 10% discount.
information, call +603 2718 1118 or
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