AN UNMATCHED THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
Shen Yun. For Chinese, the words evoke a sense of wonder, magic, and the divine. To audiences who have seen it, they recall the experience of a lifetime—a moment so powerfully beautiful it touches the soul. Discover the grandeur of a fantastically rich culture, that of classical China, brought to life through brilliantly choreographed dance and mesmerizing, all-original orchestral compositions. Magnificently costumed dancers—the world’s elite—move in poetic arrangements that evoke pastoral beauty, imperial drama, and the glory of an ancient civilization. This season, discover what art was meant to be. Discover Shen Yun.
MORE THAN AN ART— A WAY OF BEING
SHEN YUN PERFORMERS are selected from among the top classical artists in the world. Every year, they come from all corners of the globe to an idyllic campus in upstate New York. This is where their mastery of their craft takes shape into a new production. And this is where a most magical revival of true Chinese culture begins…
The people of China have long held that their magnificent culture was a gift from the heavens. Art was primarily a means to explore the connection between humankind and the higher universe. Artists cultivated virtue because they felt that to create art worthy of the divine, there must first be inner beauty and purity.
NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE
Shen Yun—it’s a grand production. Every year we start fresh. Every detail matters. Our goal? Not just another show. We take our craft beyond the boundaries of performing arts as you know it.
A Shen Yun show is a fusion of classical arts with modern appeal. As one audience member put it, “It’s like a fashion show, opera, concert, and dance performance all rolled into one.” Difficult? Yes. Impossible? No. Our passion motivates us to bring all these elements together into one extraordinary experience.
Classical Chinese dance lies at the heart of our performances. The dancers—with what some have called “limitless bodies”—turn an intensely difficult art form into something beautiful and effortless. China’s 5,000 years of civilization provide an endless source of inspiration. The choreographers work closely with the composers to recreate ancient stories and legends, or convey an aspect of the culture, through short pieces that last no more than a few minutes. Our graphic artists, meanwhile, use advanced digital technology to produce stunning animated backdrops that correspond precisely to each dance.
After seeing the show, one audience member marveled, “This production… is nothing short of a miracle.”