After a 6-year sell-out success at New York’s Lincoln Center, Shen Yun Performing Arts will make its debut in Palm Beach County on April 29 and 30 at the Kravis Center. Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in a colorful and exhilarating show. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from five millennia of the world’s most ancient civilization. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes, thunderous drums, and spectacular backdrops take you to another world. The energy of the dancers and orchestra is contagious; the entire performance, mesmerizing.
At the core of Shen Yun’s performances is classical Chinese dance with its explosive techniques, synchronized movements, and expressive powers. China’s numerous ethnic and folk dance styles round out the evening. In a collection of short pieces, audiences travel from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions; from the legends of the culture's creation over 5,000 years ago to contemporary tales of courage; from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom.
A one-of-a-kind orchestra, playing all-original compositions, blends East and West like no other. The distinctly Chinese sound of ancient instruments including the bamboo flute and pipa are bathed in a rich sea of Western strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass. The result: two great classical traditions producing one fresh, unexpected sound.