- Classical opera or ballet performance attire is recommended. More FAQ
- Children under 4 are not admitted
A Divinely Inspired Culture Returns
EMBARK ONan extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world.
THROUGHOUTthe 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, martial arts techniques—tempered on the battlefield— were incorporated into classical Chinese dance in what has become a vast repertoire of jumps, spins, and tumbling techniques. Over the centuries, each dynasty instilled profound wisdom and different aesthetic principles into classical Chinese dance. Today, authentic classical Chinese dance is one of the most demanding and expressive art forms in the world.
of East & West
FROM THE MOMENTthe gong is struck to herald the beginning of the show, you know you are in for something memorable. The Shen Yun Orchestra masterfully blends two of the world’s greatest classical music traditions, Chinese and Western. Ancient instruments like the soul-stirring erhu and the delicate pipa lead the melody on top of a full Western orchestra, creating an exhilarating sound. A refreshingly new musical experience.
A Difference You
THROUGHOUT HISTORY,almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance.
“Mesmerizing! Reclaiming the divinely inspired cultural heritage of China.”
“Elegant—very athletic and very skilled!”
“Incredible... Groundbreaking… The number one way for New York families to celebrate the New Year!”
“An explosion of color and sound.”