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 Post subject: Fist of the Dragon
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2001 1:00 am 
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More martial arts than dance, but Nadine Meisner is "one satisfied customer"<P><BR><B>FIST OF THE DRAGON PEACOCK THEATRE LONDON <BR>The Independent - United Kingdom; Oct 24, 2001<BR>BY NADINE MEISNER</B><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>THERE ARE some things in life you know you are never going to want to try, and Qi Gong is one of them. In Qi Gong you are expected to have such intense physical fitness and concentration that you can lie on a heap of broken glass, have a stone block laid on you, then a bed of nails, then another man, then a second block. When this club sandwich is complete, an obliging assistant lifts his sledgehammer, brings it down and smashes the top block, while a strategically placed microphone relays the sound. <P>This is one of the Qi Gong feats displayed in Fist of the Dragon, which arrives from the northern province of Jilin in China and juxtaposes an assortment of martial arts, t'ai chi and the raucous entertainments of Peking Opera. The Qi Gong contingent go on to smash more stone blocks and wooden planks on their heads in various exquisitely grotesque permutations. Solemn young men parade the instruments of torture for the audience to examine, and given that this takes place night after night, you don't want to dwell too long on thoughts about mushy brains.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=011024000992&query=dance" TARGET=_blank><B> read on...</B></A><P><BR>


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