SAN JOSE, CA — Shen Yun Performing Arts presents a bold and high-energy new production in Northern California with 21 engagements in Fresno, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento and Berkeley, Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 14, 2018. [Click here for information about the San Jose performances]
The gong strikes and a journey across five millennia begins. From the mist, 60 dancers clad in traditional costumes emerge in front of a 30-foot tall video backdrop that morphs from the mountains of Tibet to the sprawling plains of Mongolia and points in between. A 40-piece orchestra rises with the sounds of western and ancient eastern instruments.
The all-new spectacular Shen Yun 2018 tells the banned-in-Communist China stories of when heroes split mountains and swam with dragons, when divine beings walked the earth and when dynasties ruled supreme. Since 2007, more than five million people in 30 countries on four continents have enjoyed Shen Yun. Each year, a new production is created, and five touring companies travel the globe.
“Shen Yun performs the essence of Chinese culture and the historical figures who have been nurtured by it,” says H. Sue Gao, Vice President of Shen Yun’s training school, Fei Tian College. “Shen Yun is using classical Chinese dance to present this culture on the world stage.” [Read More]