‘Dive into the action-filled stories embodying the wisdom and virtues of ancient China’
A New York based Performing Arts Company; Shen Yun’s touring grand production takes you on an unforgettable adventure through 5000 years of Chinese civilization.
Be prepared to travel across centuries, visit imperial palaces, and discover realms hidden to the human eye. Return to ancient China’s Middle Kingdom and experience a Divine Culture when Emperors ruled dynasties, heroes became legends and the world was full of magic and miracles.
China was once known as the Land of the Divine. Everyone, from the emperors to the common people, believed that their culture was a divine gift. They lived in harmony with the universe and saw a connection among all things. And authentic Chinese culture carried these principles for thousands of years – until it was lost.
Shen Yun Performing Arts Company invites you to visit this lost civilisation.
To make the journey possible, our company had to push the boundaries of performing arts. We combine ancient dance with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. We let classical Chinese dance do the storytelling, and share with you the beautifully diverse worlds of ethnic and folk traditions. Filled with an enchanting orchestral sound, this is a unique stunning visual and emotional experience.
HEROES. MISCHIEF AND MIRACLES.
Watch myths and legends come alive! Folk tales, legends, and timeless classics make up Shun Yen’s magical world of immortals and miracles. Its heroes – a quirky monk, a fearless general, or maybe a mischievous monkey – fly up to the heavens, split mountains, and visit deep-sea palaces. Dive into the action-filled stories embodying the wisdom and virtues of ancient China.
Classical Chinese dance, with its distinct elegance, vividness, and athleticism, is the perfect way to bring these stories to life. The dancers’ seamless interaction with grand animated backdrops puts you right inside the story, transporting you to another time and place.
Melodies that accompany the action are both soothing and captivating.
What do 5000 years of civilisation sound like? How can a melody capture the mystery of heavenly realms or the strength of an imperial army? Shen Yun’s orchestra has found the answer.
Shen Yun’s distinctive approach blends the singular beauty and expressiveness of Chinese instruments with the grandeur of a Western orchestra. The result is a gorgeous and vivid sound with great emotional range that is perfect for bringing to life the soul of an ancient civilisation. It takes musical storytelling to a new level.
There is a healing power in Shen Yun music.
The ancients understood that music has the power to heal. In fact, the Chinese word for medicine comes from the word for music. People believed that elegant, virtuous music has a pure energy that harmonises our body, mind, and soul. This ancient tradition is alive today with the music of Shen Yun. You can sample this music at ShenYun.com/music
ART THAT NOURISHES YOUR SOUL
The power of Shen Yun to nourish the soul is in its uplifting energy, which makes it truly different from other performance arts.
True art does more than make us smile. It is a universal language that knows no cultural boundaries. It speaks directly to our hearts. It inspires and uplifts us. In ancient China, artists believed that to create true art, they had to master their craft, cultivate goodness and inner purity, and create works with virtuous themes.
This very principle is at the root of Shen Yun’s artistic philosophy. The performance takes the virtues that nurtured Chinese culture for thousands of years – ideals such as loyalty, honesty, and compassion – and presents what is beautiful, good and upright in a powerful theatrical experience. Shen Yun’s artists emphasise moral character and include introspective study and meditation in their daily routines. You can see the result in the genuine joy with which they perform. You can feel it long after the curtain falls.
SEE WHY EVERY SEAT IS TAKEN
“The performance… presents what is beautiful, good and upright in a powerful theatrical experience”
Shen Yun has only been around for a decade, but these days, wherever it goes theatres are packed. Some people fly from other countries or drive hundreds of miles to see it. Others see the same show five times. Why? Many say there are no words to describe it – you have to see it with your own eyes.
Among the many comments we have received about the performance is one from Chang Fu-Sheng, Chairman of Tang Eng Iron Works.
He said: “This show can purify people’s souls. An extraordinary performance where every program disseminates the message of human compassion.”
Through the 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.
Venue: The Regal Theatre(474 Hay Street, Subiaco)