Shen Yun Performing Arts is the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company, established 10 years ago in New York City by elite Chinese artists. The group came together with a shared vision and passion: to revive the lost world of traditional Chinese culture and share it with audiences around the globe.
In ancient times, China was known as the Land of the Divine. From emperors to the common people, the country believed that its culture was a gift from heaven and its people lived in harmony with the universe. Traditional Chinese culture carried these principles for thousands of years—until this world was lost.
You are now invited to visit this lost civilization. To make this journey possible, Shen Yun Performing Arts has pushed the boundaries of performing arts, fusing ancient legends with technological innovations and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops.
Classical Chinese dance does the storytelling. Beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions filled with an enchanting orchestral sound create a mesmerizing experience you won’t find anywhere else.
The authentic cultural experience that Shen Yun presents can’t be seen anywhere else — even in China. There, the Communist Party sees traditional culture as a threat to its power and for decades has tried to destroy it. It nearly succeeded.
But in 2006, a group of elite Chinese artists came together in New York with a mission—to revive traditional culture and share it with the world. They created Shen Yun and brought this majestic culture back from the brink of extinction.
The name Shen Yun translates to the beauty of divine beings dancing — precisely what each audience experiences during a performance. Shen Yun’s five companies tour the world simultaneously, bringing an engaging and unique performance of dance, costumes, animated backdrops, singing and music to over 150 theaters every year.
Shen Yun returns to Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre for just three nights from January 29 to 31, 2017. Tickets to this mesmerizing show make great gifts for every music lover on your list for both the holidays and Chinese New Year. Treat your friends to a live orchestra celebrating 5,000 years of Chinese music and dance!
2017 Shen Yun Performing Arts
Dates: January 29 to 31, 2017; January 29, 7 pm; January 30, 2 pm; January 31, 7:30 pm
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: From $85; available online or via phoning Shen Yun Ticketing at 888.974.3698
Note: Children under the age of four not admitted
This post produced in partnership with Sidebuy. Images courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts.