Shen Yun brings ancient Chinese- style performancecsudhbulletin March 22, 2017 0 COMMENTS
By Steffen Vukojevich
For the 11th consecutive year, the Shen Yun Performing Arts show is coming to a theater near you in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Shen Yun, which translates to “the beauty of heavenly beings dancing,” is a theater performance troupe based in New York City. Performances feature elaborate costumes, dance and a full orchestra performing classical, Chinese music.
If you are unfamiliar with Chinese culture, don’t worry. The performance speaks through “the universal language of dance and music,” taking audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese history.
Shen Yun features 15 dance pieces interspersed with performers completing flips, spins and twists to a live, 60-person orchestra, and four solo or vocal instrumental pieces that leave audiences wanting more.
MSNBC reviewed the performance as “incredible and groundbreaking.”
You can see the two-hour touring version live April 5-9 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. There are also shows April 21-23 at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach and April 28-29 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles.
Tickets range from $70-$180 and can be purchased on ShenYun.com.