SHEN YUN RETURNS TO THE BAY AREA THIS SUMMER
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts Graces the Stage at San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts and Sacramento Community Center Theater from July 17 to August 1.
"A visit to the magical Shangri-La! " – Performing Arts Insider
"Simply astounding to watch, and a pleasure to the ear." – Opera Online
"Brilliant choreography…extravagantly beautiful. " – BroadwayWorld.com
Through the universal language of music and dance, New York-based Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, enchanting dreams, and marvellous storytelling from ancient heroic legends to epics of the modern day. Evoking themes of virtue, compassion, and courage, Shen Yun leaves audiences uplifted and inspired.
A superb cast of one hundred of the world’s foremost classical artists, masterful choreography, breathtaking costumes, state-of-the-art digital backdrops, live orchestral music that brings together instruments spanning east and west, Shen Yun is truly a can't-miss.
Shen Yun continues to enthrall audiences worldwide.
"The best! The best! The best!" said Charles Wadsworth, founding ar tistic direc tor of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
"It is really out of this world! If I had to describe it, the words might be ‘divine,’ ‘reborn,’ and ‘hope ,’ " said master cellist Christine Walevska of New York.
"The dances were graceful, delicate, and beautiful! There was something pure, bright and very dignified about them. It gave me a real sense of goodness and meaning in life," said Anna Liceica, former soloist of American Ballet Theatre.
"A marvelous program! Everything was highly professional in every single way. The ancient Chinese wisdom it conveyed will not only benefit the Chinese, but also the whole world," said Ted Kavanau, founding senior producer CNN Headline News.
"It was the most extraordinary cultural show I’ve ever experienced. The nation’s capital is not an ordinary city anymore, but a top-class, world-class cultural city," said Prof. Cyril Dabydeen, award-winning writer, poet, and professor, University of Ottawa, Canada.
"I probably have reviewed over three to four thousand shows which still cannot compare to what I saw tonight...I give this production Five Stars, that’s the top! The best word to use is ‘mind-blowing'!" said Richard Connema, seasoned critic for Talkin' Broadway.
"Lavish produc tion, colorful sets, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful," said Broadway World.
China was once known as the "Land of the Divine." Believing their culture to be a gift from heaven, the ancient Chinese emphasized virtue and devotion to spiritualquest. This belief nourished traditional Chinese culture with profound inner meaning.
Sadly, this great culture has been all but destroyed under decades of communist rule.
Today, Shen Yun Performing Arts endeavors to revive traditional Chinese culture by recreating its sublime beauty while advancing to new horizons of excellence.
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, enchanting dreams, and marvelous storytelling from ancient heroic legends to epics of the modern day. Evoking themes of virtue, compassion, and courage, Shen Yun leaves audiences uplifted and inspired.
Whether it’s the roar of thunderous drums from the era of the Yellow Emperor, or the elegance of silken sleeves adorned by ladies of the Tang Imperial Court, Shen Yun’s classical Chinese dances transport audiences back in time. Its ethnic and folk dances inviteviewers to join the celebration, from stunning bursts of springtime blossoms, to the joy of the vibrant Tibetans in their mystical mountain homeland.
Featuring a superb cast of one hundred of the world’s foremost classical artists in a fresh new program every year, a long with masterful choreography, breathtaking costumes, stateof-the-art digital backdrops, and live orchestral music that brings together instruments spanning east and west, Shen Yun is truly a can't-miss.
How often do you experience a show so moving that it fills you with deep joy and hope?
That is the overwhelming audience reaction to New York based Shen Yun Performing Arts on its renowned 30-country global tour. Laughter, tears, and standing ovations are common sights at every production of the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company.
Regarded as a miracle in the performing arts world, Shen Yun grew to three dance companies and three orchestras featuring hundreds of accomplished artists just three years after its debut in 2006.
In 2009, Shen Yun performed over 320 shows in more than 100 cities, dazzling over 800,000 viewers of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Its productions graced the world’s most prestigious stages, from Radio City Music Hall to Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C., from Royal Festival Hall in London to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Experience A World-renowned Cultural Spectacular This Summer!
Sacramento Community Center Theater
Saturday, July 17, 2010, 8:00pm
Sunday, July 18, 2010, 2:00pm
San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Friday, July 23, 2010, 8:00pm
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 2:00pm
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 8:00pm
Sunday, July 25, 2010, 2:00pm
San Jose Center For The Performing Arts
Friday, July 30, 2010, 8:00pm
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 2:00pm
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 8:00pm
Sunday, August 1, 2010, 2:00pm
For more information and ticketing: 888.569.2009 or visit: www.sfshow.net