Shen Yun: Dare to Believe
12-14 February, Auckland
16-18 February, Wellington
International fashion designer, Donna Karan (DKNY), lauded Shen Yun as “mesmerizing! Reclaiming the divinely inspired cultural heritage of China.” From February 12-14 and February 16-18 the classical Chinese dance and music company will be gracing the stage in Auckland and Wellington.
Shen Yun’s story-based dances draw upon China’s 5,000-year-old culture—a bottomless treasure trove filled with fun adventures, mystical creatures, and magical powers. Breathing life into these legends, Shen Yun highlights values that inspired the ancients for millennia, and continue to resonate with all of us today.
The performance came together in 2006 when a group of leading Chinese artists converged in New York with the desire to revive the eclectic, divinely inspired culture of China and share it with the world. For ten years Shen Yun has travelled to all corners of the globe, captivated millions and presented a journey of 5000 years in an explosion of colour, dance, acrobatics and music.
The music of Shen Yun accentuates the beauty of ancient Chinese instruments amidst the grandeur of a Western symphony, the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra draws on cherished ancient melodies and delightful musical styles to create a brand new, yet wonderfully familiar experience. The extravagant costuming and animated backdrops, blended with the dancing and music truly transports audiences into the realms and legends of ancient and modern China.
Shen Yun cannot be seen in China where the traditional culture is all but lost. Shen Yun is a non profit organisation that has become an international phenomenon, bringing the wonders of the Chinese culture to millions across the globe.
“Enter a world where fantasy becomes reality. Here, deities live alongside mortals, pigs can fly, and good is always rewarded while evil is punished.”
For more information visit shenyunperformingarts.org