Shen Yun Artists Bring Ancient Art to New York Stage

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Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow this noble tradition. The result is a performance of consummate beauty and goodness. It is a show that nourishes the soul.

[Arts And Culture]

A Lost Treasure Now On Stage

China was once known as the Celestial Empire.

For 5,000 years, the Middle Kingdom was home to an unparalleled legacy of heroes, legends, and virtues that still resonate in the present. But in recent decades, under campaigns like the Cultural Revolution, this rich heritage has been almost completely eradicated in China. Where can you find authentic Chinese arts and culture today?

The answer is New York, because the world’s premier classical Chinese music and dance company, Shen Yun Performing Arts, is returning to Lincoln Center next month.

Shen Yun is the first company to present classical Chinese dance to the world on a large scale. It also features the only orchestra to combine both Western and Chinese instruments as its permanent members. Shen Yun has taken the globe by storm, performing in over 100 cities. Its January shows at Lincoln Center were sold out.

The show is a celebration of traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be experienced—a study in grace, wisdom, and virtues distilled from millennia of civilization. It is a glimpse into a long-lost world that exists nowhere else—not even in China today.

With mesmerizing choreography, colorful costumes, stunning animated backdrops, and tremendous athleticism, Shen Yun takes the audience on a journey through time and space to ancient lands, mountain peaks, and even heavenly paradises.

“If heaven is the way we saw it tonight, count me in,” said Academy Award-nominated producer Nathaniel Kahn after seeing Shen Yun.

Ancient Chinese artists cultivated virtue, believing that to create true art worthy of the heavens, there must first be inner purity. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow this noble tradition. The result is a performance of consummate beauty and goodness. It is a show that nourishes the soul.

Shen Yun will perform at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater April 18-22. For more, visit: ShenYun2012.com/NYC or call 1-800-818-2393.

CALENDAR LISTING
Shen Yun Performing Arts
Venue: The David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

(Nearest subway: Take the #1 local train to 66th Street / Lincoln Center Station)
Wednesday, April 18, 2012  - 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2012  -  7:30 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012  -  7:30 PM
Saturday, April 21, 2012  -  2:00 PM
Saturday, April 21, 2012  -  7:30 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012  -  2:00 PM
Event Prices
$80 - $200


Telephone number
Presenter (Shen Yun Promotions International):  800-818-2393
Venue (David H. Koch Theater):  212-496-0600

Website: http://www.ShenYun2012.org/NYC


Event Description
After enchanting royals in London; after performing for packed houses across Asia; after wowing a sold-out audience at Lincoln Center this past January, Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to Lincoln Center April 18-22 for a limited run.

Shen Yun Performing Arts features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be—a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of grandeur and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling, and unforgettable performance! Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to Lincoln Center April 18-22.
For tickets and more information:  800-818-2393 / www.ShenYun2012.org/NYC

Dates and Times
Wednesday, April 18, 2012  - 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2012  -  7:30 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012  -  7:30 PM
Saturday, April 21, 2012  -  2:00 PM
Saturday, April 21, 2012  -  7:30 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012  -  2:00 PM

For tickets and more information:  800-818-2393 / www.ShenYun2012.org/NYC

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“Incredible. Groundbreaking.”
- MSNBC News

"A beautiful show...fantastic!"
- Joy Behar, ABC's The View

"It was an extraordinary experience…the level of skill, but also the power of the archetypes and the narratives were startling."
- Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning Actress

“The show was absolutely beautiful. It was so inspiring. I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar."
- Robert Stromberg, Academy award-winning production designer for Avatar
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