Saturday, December 28, 2013


Amidst its eighth annual world tour, Shen Yun Performing Arts will return to Lincoln Center, at the David H. Koch Theater, in January, 2014, for a limited two-week run of performances. Shen Yun has sold out performances at the David H. Koch Theater for the past two seasons.

At the core of Shen Yun’s performance 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.

The entire performance is accompanied by the Shen Yun Orchestra, which combines two of the world’s greatest classical music traditions, Chinese and Western. Ancient instruments like the soul-stirring erhu and the delicate pipa lead the melody on top of a full Western orchestra.

For me, this is a true experience for the entertainment senses.  It blew my mind!  Like nothing you've ever seen.  There will be only ten performances from  January 10 - 19, 2014, ending just a few weeks prior to the Chinese Lunar New Year.

For thousands of years, China was known as the Divine Land.  But under 60 years of communist rule, authentic Chinese culture, including traditional arts, have been almost lost. That is why you cannot see a performance like Shen Yun in China today.

Based in New York, Shen Yun is entirely non-profit. Its artists have come from around the world to revive this glorious heritage. Since its establishment in 2006, the company has become a global sensation, performing for over a million audience members across five continents around the world.

Featured is Queens resident Ms. Haolan Geng who has began studying music at the age of six, and is a graduate of the music department of the Guangdong Conservatory of Music. She went on to star with the Guangdong Provincial Opera, winning the gold medal (professional division) at the first music competition of the Guangdong Festival of Arts. In 2009, Ms. Geng earned gold medal honors at NTDTV’s third International Chinese Vocal Competition. She is currently a soloist with Shen Yun Performing Arts.

Ticket prices range from $80 to $300 available at

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