The 2016 production of Shen Yun, the magnificent production featuring Chinese dance, music and art in a magical celebration of their 5,000-year-old culture, has added a live symphony orchestra for its 30 country world tour. The production features many aspects of Chinese culture that are disappearing in China today, as the communist government continues to erase an semblance of the proud nation’s spiritual past and proud traditions.
The touring production of Shen Yun has given hundreds of thousands around the world the opportunity to appreciate one of the world’s oldest cultures and has, since its first appearance in Kansas City several years ago, significantly grown its local fan base. Through a 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. Shen Yun cannot be seen in China today, where traditional culture has been nearly lost. Yet Shen Yun has become an international phenomenon, bringing the wonders of ancient Chinese culture to millions across the globe.
Though Shen Yun focuses on a spirituality outside of Christianity, it offers an insight into the Chinese as a spiritually hungry people, which has tremendous implications for Christianity itself and partly explains why Christianity is growing in China despite persecution of it and other minority faiths.
Shen Yun is a visual feast that you should not miss. It will be a the Kauffman Center in Kansas City April 1-3. Tickets are available at www.shenyun.com/KC or by calling 816-994-7222.