Anything I should know before the show? Anything to read in advance?

You actually don’t need to prepare in any way. You will receive a performance program that introduces each piece and ensures that you can follow and get the most out of the experience. A pair of emcees briefly introduces each dance on stage, and tells you a little bit about classical Chinese dance, the composition of our unique orchestra, and other aspects of the performance and culture.

Still, if you would like to learn more beforehand, we encourage you to browse our website. The About section will give you a good overview of what to expect, the incredible art form of classical Chinese dance, and Shen Yun’s mission. The Explore section is a wonderfully rich portal with loads of information about the specific legends, historical figures, costumes, and dynasties featured in our performances; it’s also a great section to revisit after the performance to explore further whatever interests you most.