Shen Yun 2016 visits six Southern California locations from March 19 through April 24.
The Shen Yun Performing Arts company is set to appear in six Southern California theaters in downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, Thousand Oaks, Northridge, Costa Mesa and Claremont. The popular demand is even being met in some cities like Long Beach and Pomona with added dates. The traditional dance troupe returns to the area to tell over 20 Chinese tales through performance in their all new spectacular.
A monkey born from a stone acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices. A young woman becomes an honorable warrior. The death of a revered general inspires loyalty to generations. These are just some of that stories that unfold when you go to a performance.
More than five million people in over 30 countries all over the world have enjoyed Shun Yun. It’s been a hit since 2007, and in 2015 the show sold out all 23 performances in Los Angeles alone.
Annually a new production is created and performed by five touring companies traveling the globe. Composed of 60 authentically costumed dancers and a 40-piece orchestra, the ensemble performs before a 30-foot interactive video screen as projections transport you through time and place. You get to hear authentic sounds of imperial courts and folk songs handed down through the generations.
Before you is an experience that takes you to ancient dynasties such as the Tang and the Qin, the mountains of Tibet, the shores of a Dai village and the sprawling plains of Mongolia. It’s not to be missed!
The Shen Yun Orchestra epitomizes the beauty, distinctiveness and spirit of traditional Chinese music. It’s a celebration of the culture of disciplines of the attire and music believed to be a gift from the heavens by Buddhist and Taoist cultures.
The dignity and power of the tradition of China lives on around the world.
Shen Yun 2016 runs March 19-20 at Terrace Theater in Long Beach, March 22-23 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, April 8-10 at Bridges Auditorium at Pomona City College, April 12-17 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, April 19-20 at Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge and April 23-24 at Microsoft Theater.
Tickets are $60-$200 and are available by calling (800)- 880-0188 or at each theater’s box office. For more information, visit shenyun.com.