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The magnificent Shen Yun returns!

Published January 31st, 2017 by | No Comments

Let Shen Yun take you on a magical journey February 4-5 at the State Theatre.

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 “5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”-The New York Times

Shen Yun shared the beautiful world of China’s divine civilization. Classic Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dances, authentic costumes, and breathtaking backdrops will do the storytelling, all accompanies by an enchanting orchestral sound. It’s a stunning experience that will leave you amazed and inspired. This show captures the spirit of a culture long lost. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties and legends. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world.

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Its grand production astonishes global audiences with nearly 100 artists, 400 handmade costumes, and a live orchestra with Western and Chinese instruments. There are also stage props that help strengthen a dancer’s ability to convey intricate emotions. When used to maximum effect, they add to the dances an extra lively spark, forming stunning images of beauty and splendor onstage.

In recent years, Shen Yun dances have featured a range of unexpected props, each telling a story. Fluttering fans bloom like the petals of a delicate flower. Umbrellas twirl in refreshing drizzle. An embroidery hoop seamlessly accents a lady’s feminine grace. A well-bound book marks the learned scholar. A solitary Daoist journeys with a magical whisk. A long silk ribbon, dyed in rainbow hues, returns to the heavens as a fairy’s companion.While the young general Han Xin sports a Chinese sword known as baojian, Mulan’s warriors face enemies armed with shields and broadswords called dao. Archers train with drawn bows, and nothing radiates power like a formation of Tang dynasty men pounding their battle drums. The props, bright costumes and story-telling dances, paired with beautiful music are just a few of the elements that make this a must see show.

Find out why artists and theatergoers around the world are calling Shen Yun “breathtaking,”“mesmerizing,” “a miracle,” and “inspiring.” Allow yourself to be taken away to distant lands and ancient legends. Don’t miss Shen Yun and discover how you,too, can be inspired!

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Shen Yun has become a highly anticipated show and many have become loyal fans. Are you one of those loyal fans?

Click here to test your show knowledge with some Shen Yun trivia.

 

 

 

 

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