Mar 27, 2014
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Embark on an extraordinary journey through ancient dynasties and heavenly realms, where legends and classic heroes spring to life. Set to dazzling animated backdrops, timeless ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. The leaps and flips of Shen Yun’s aerial masters, thundering battle drums, and singers’ soaring voices converge in an unforgettable experience. Based in New York, Shen Yun has become a global sensation, reviving China’s 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture, once almost lost. At the production’s core is classical Chinese dance with its explosive techniques, synchronized movements, and expressive powers. Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett calls it "An extraordinary experience," and Donna Karan, “mesmerizing.” Shen Yun returns to Popejoy Hall with an all-new 2014 program.
For thousands of years, China was known as the Divine Land. The ancients believed their rich culture was passed down from the heavens. This culture emphasized harmony between heaven and earth, and virtues like integrity, compassion, tolerance.
Tragically, this glorious culture was almost completely destroyed under the last 60 years of communist rule in China, as the regime aimed to stamp out any traditions not in its control. That is why you cannot see a performance like this in China today.
But in 2006, in New York, a group of leading Chinese artists came together united by a wish: to revive the true, divinely inspired culture of China and share it with the world. Together, they formed Shen Yun Performing Arts.
Please note: This is a courtesy listing and not a Popejoy Presents event.