Shen 2017 Where to buy tickets
Shen Yun Performing Arts is a company based in New York which through its acts displays the tradition and culture of China. About 20 exquisite songs and dances bring the country’s rich history on stage. The main acts are ethnic dances, folk dances, dances based on stories and solo performances.
Shen Yun company was formed in the year 2006 by followers of the Falun Gong discipline living in America. Falun Gong is a religious practice established in China that combines physical exercise and meditation which is inspired in some ways by the Buddhism religion. In 1990s when the Falun Gong received massive followers and popularity the Communist Party of China started a repression campaign and prohibited the practice and also began to jail, torture and brainwash the thousands of followers.
The mission of the company is to bring the ancient Chinese culture to life again which it believes Chinese Communist government has destroyed. Their first performance was in the year 2007 with around 90 performers.
The performers now include around 200 people from four major art companies – The World company, The International company, The Touring company and The New York company. The performers travel to various cities in Europe, Asia, Oceania and America for seven months every year.
The shows are generally 2 hours each, including intermission, and comprise of classic dance, folk dance and singing. The dance performances are the center of attraction of the show. The dancers use several props and do difficult acrobatic poses and gymnastic postures. The performances are hosted by emcees in both the Mandarin language as well the regional language where the show is happening.
The performance generally comprises of fifteen short dance pieces with four vocal or music pieces. Each dance piece has its own story or theme and is different from one another. The performers wear beautiful, detailed ethnic costumes depicting the story they are playing on the stage. Various props like drums, silk scarves and fans are used. The background of the stage is usually a Mandarin village, temple or a mountain.
The shows are heavily advertised in the city by means of billboards, brochures and ads on television. All age groups are accepted to watch the show, however, kids younger than 4 years are not allowed. The Shen Yun performs in around 130 countries but doesn’t perform in China as the government there has more than once tried to cancel their tours.
Shen Yun 2017 Tours
Shen Yun 2017 is going to perform in various cities. The company starts its tours in America in January. You can visit the Shen Yun website to buy tickets for the upcoming tours in your city. The process is simple and you don’t require any brokers to get to see the performance.
Also, avoid purchasing tickets from any websites not listed on the Shen Yun page. Most likely, these tickets price would have been inflated and they might not also be valid for the show. People can wear formal or semi-formal clothes. They are supposed to be there at least half an hour before the show begins. People who come late would only be seated when there are pauses in the show. Also, recording the show or photographing it is banned.
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