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Shen Yun: The dance company that brings 5000 years of Chinese heritage to life

Until 17th January 2016

Thanks to the universal languages of music and dance, the Shen Yun dance company brings 5000 years of Chinese civilisation to life on stage at the David H. Koch Theater in New York from 14th – 17th January 2016.

Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts is the leading Chinese classical dance troop in the world. Comprising four different companies, it has 200 dancers altogether. Formerly known as the Divine Performing Arts, Shen Yun has been producing shows of classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dances and since 2006, has appeared in nearly 130 cities across Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.

Travelling around the world, the Shen Yun Performing Arts company is appearing in New York from 14th – 17th January 2016 at the David H. Koch Theater in the Lincoln Center with its latest show. Through their breathtaking dances and music, Shen Yun brings to life in the show the magic of Chinese dance that has evolved over nearly 5000 years in China. It is an art form that is both graceful and powerful, known throughout the world for its incredible leaps and pirouettes. To the accompaniment of a symphony orchestra with both classical Western and traditional Chinese instruments, the dance numbers performed by the Shen Yun troop unveil the timeless art of Chinese classical dance which has now almost totally disappeared in China itself.

At the David H. Koch Theater, the best classically trained dancers in the world perform to music interweaving both East and West. With the help of dazzling costumes and stunning scenery, Shen Yun transports the audience to the fabulous world of ancient Chinese culture and immerses them in a fairy-tale universe filled with celestial kingdoms, old legends and more modern tales of heroism. The show also includes performances by sopranos, tenors and baritones such as Guan Guiming and Yuan Qu. Now an international phenomenon, the Shen Yun show is an absolute must for anyone wishing to understand the secrets of ancient Chinese culture through classical Chinese dance.

Amidst fairy-tale surroundings, the Shen Yun dancers take the audience on a fascinating spiritual journey full of beauty, poetry and grace.

For further details on this show

Place : David H.Koch Theater Lincoln Center

Address : 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

District : Upper West Side

Open hours : 7.30pm

Transport : Metro: 66 St-Lincoln Center

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