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“It was food for my heart and for my soul. It was just excellent.” — Siegfried & Roy of illusionist duo “Siegfried & Roy”

“I will give this production 5 stars. That’s the top.”

“The orchestra is phenomenal. They are very very on top.”

— Richard Connema, critic for Talkin’ Broadway

— Roger Tallman, seven-time Emmy Award–winning composer

“It’s the best of both worlds... I think a lot of this is the historical significance of the music.” — Kenneth Melo, filmmaker

“I feel like it’s touched my life and changed my life in a way that I will never forget.” — Linda Eppinger, music teacher



hrough the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired. A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance.

a deep foundation of traditional aesthetics. Classical Chinese dance is rich with expressive power. Through expression of bearing and form, beautiful dance movements bring out the inner meaning of intrinsic thoughts and feelings, reflecting the peculiarities of human nature, the standard for human conduct, moral concepts, mental state, one’s value system, and so on.

Stunning Chinese Dance

Classical Chinese dance has a long history of thousands of years, passed down continuously within the imperial palace and ancient Chinese theater and opera. Soaking up profound wisdom from every era and dynasty, it has become a complete system of dance embodying traditional aesthetic principles with its unique dance movements, rhythms, and inner meaning. Dance is part of human culture. Classical Chinese dance is grounded in 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture, and is a dance art form built upon



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One-Of-A-Kind Orchestra

The Shen Yun Orchestra combines the spirit, beauty, and distinctiveness of Chinese music with the precision, power, and grandeur of the Western symphony orchestra. The result—two great traditions producing one refreshing sound.

Dazzling Handmade Costumes

Shen Yun’s costume artists collect countless de-

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signs of traditional attire, ranging from those of emperors, ministers, and generals to the everyday clothing of the common people. They use bright colors to tailor and recreate hundreds of new pieces each season. Every detail is given meticulous attention and is a result of artistic inspiration and careful polishing. The designers stress harmonic balance and contrast. Their objective is an authentic presentation of the attire that comes from China’s divinely inspired traditional culture, and a consummate stage effect. Audiences throughout the world have warmly welcomed Shen Yun. The values Shen Yun portrays belong to all of humanity. Bilingual emcees highlight each number in both English and Chinese.

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Applause Magazine, February 21-26, 2017  

In-theater magazine produced for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts