The Magic of Shen Yun Returns to New York With All New Dance Spectacular

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Performers explore dynasties of China in Shen Yun 2018.

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Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to New York with a bold, high-energy new production at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, January 12-21, 2018. Tickets go on sale September 1 through http://www.shenyun.com/NY.

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun 2018 weaves a wondrous tapestry of 5,000 years of China’s divinely inspired culture. Exquisite beauty from the heavens, profound wisdom from dynasties past, timeless legends and ethnic traditions all spring to life through classical Chinese dance coupled with enchanting orchestral music, authentic costumes, and dynamic animated backdrops. It’s an immersive experience that will uplift your spirit and transport you to another world.

Classical Chinese dance is the foundation on which martial arts were born! Over the years, folk dancing, acrobatics, Chinese opera, and martial arts techniques honed on the battlefield have meshed into classical Chinese dance. Highly physical moves combined with delicate circular movements make classical Chinese dance one of the world’s most precise and expressive art forms. 

Each year an exciting new production is created and five touring companies travel the globe. The core of Shen Yun's performance is classical Chinese dance. “Shen Yun performs the essence of Chinese culture and the historical figures who have been nurtured by it,” says H. Sue Gao, Vice President of Shen Yun’s training school, Fei Tian College. The lives and heroic feats of legends like Mulan and Yue Fei are told with large animated backdrops and superbly crafted costumes.

The Shen Yun Orchestra combines the spirit, beauty and distinctiveness of Chinese traditional instruments with the precision, power and grandeur of the Western symphony orchestra. Top composers from around the world compose original music performed live by a 40-piece orchestra for each production. Leading the melody amidst a Western ensemble, instruments like the pipa and erhu ground the sound in a Chinese style.

What Shen Yun displays on stage is stunning beauty, purity, values such as loyalty, truthfulness and compassion, and energy that uplift and inspire the audience. Alessandra Marc, world-renowned soprano felt Shen Yun was "very, very moving in every way...it captivated all of my senses." From the San Francisco Opera House to Washington's Kennedy Center to the London Coliseum, Shen Yun has touched the hearts of millions of people worldwide.

China’s culture—with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots that emphasizes ethics and morality—was said to be a gift from the heavens. But under 60 years of communist rule, authentic Chinese culture and moral values have almost been lost. Based in upstate New York, Shen Yun is reviving this glorious heritage and sharing it with the world. That is why you cannot see a performance like Shen Yun in China today. Definitely don’t miss Shen Yun! It’s an experience that will take your breath away.

SHOW DETAILS
SHEN YUN 2018
Presented by Shen Yun Promotions International
The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Sunday, January 14 and January 21 – 1:00pm
Wednesday, January 17, Thursday, January 18, and Friday January 19 – 7:30pm
Saturday, January 20 – 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Tickets go on sale September 1, 2017 for $60 - $200 and are available by calling 888-90-SHOWS (888-907-4697), or in person at the theater’s box office.
More information is available at http://www.shenyun.com.

ABOUT SHEN YUN PERFORMING ARTS
In 2006, a group of leading classical Chinese artists came together in New York with one wish: to revive the true, divinely inspired culture of China and share it with the world. Entirely nonprofit and independent of the Chinese regime, Shen Yun Performing Arts enjoys the artistic freedom of New York, enabling it to now bring these ancient traditions to the stage. Shen Yun and its mission have drawn top talent from around the world; many artists are winners of international competitions in dance, choreography, and music. The five companies travel six months of the year, performing in more than 30 countries on four continents. To date, millions have seen a Shen Yun show. For more information on Shen Yun Performing Arts, visit http://www.shenyun.com or the company’s Youtube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/ShenYunTV.

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