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Taoist monks from Wudangshan

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Country
China
Place
Main scene
Years of performances
2014

Wudangshan is a small mountain range in China, famous throughout the world for its magnificent landscapes, Taoist culture, ancient monasteries and a martial arts school. In 1994, a complex of temples and monasteries on Mount Wudang was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The kung fu school, which originated in the Wudan Mountains, is closely connected with the Taoist religion.

Traditional techniques of self-defense and combat were supplemented by a philosophical concept, taken from the Book of Changes. The merging and interpenetration of yin and yang, the relationship between the eight trigrams (a special sign consisting of three yao, all possible combinations yao form eight trigrams), the interaction of the five elements of Chinese natural philosophy (fire, water, earth, wood, metal) is the "philosophical base “Wudu Wushu. It is a method of self-improvement, development of flexibility, wisdom and health improvement.

Calm natural movements, like the running of clouds or water, flexibility, soft power are the hallmarks of Uddu. Its main system, created in ancient times by Zhang San Feng, is the “inner inner fist”, is also aimed at rejuvenating the body and maintaining good health, which contributes to the popularity of this doctrine today. Over the past 600 years, the transfer of this art took place in the most closed way, getting on the training was not easy. It was believed that it is better to completely lose the secrets of the ancients than somehow distort their teachings.

The task of the Wushu Udu group is to make this unique knowledge accessible to a wide range of people. Since its inception, the group has spoken to the highest statesmen of China and other countries, and toured in Southeast Asia and all countries of Western Europe. To date, this is the only professional group that can represent the martial arts of the Udon mountains.

Group leader: Mr. Xu Yaojin, Director Wudang Martial Art Bureau.

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
Date Time Place
26 August 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
27 August 2017 12:00 — 13:00
20:00 — 22:15
Poklonnaya Hill
Main scene
28 August 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
29 August 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
30 August 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
31 August 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
1 September 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
2 September 2017 12:00 — 13:00
20:00 — 22:15
Moscow parks
Main scene
3 September 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
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