Shen Yun 2015
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National Opera & Ballet
National Opera & Ballet
Amstel 3, Amsterdam 1011 PN

Important Information

  • Classical opera or ballet performance attire is recommended. More FAQ
  • Children under 4 are not admitted
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  • The performance will begin promptly on time. Please be seated before the start of the performance.

Presented by Falun Gong Stichting Netherlands

A Divinely Inspired Culture Returns

EMBARK ONan extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world.

Chinese Dance

THROUGHOUTthe 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, martial arts techniques—tempered on the battlefield— were incorporated into classical Chinese dance in what has become a vast repertoire of jumps, spins, and tumbling techniques. Over the centuries, each dynasty instilled profound wisdom and different aesthetic principles into classical Chinese dance. Today, authentic classical Chinese dance is one of the most demanding and expressive art forms in the world.

Perfect Harmony
of East & West

FROM THE MOMENTthe gong is struck to herald the beginning of the show, you know you are in for something memorable. The Shen Yun Orchestra masterfully blends 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, creating an exhilarating sound. A refreshingly new musical experience.

A Difference You
Will Feel

THROUGHOUT HISTORY,almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance.

What Audiences are Saying
Lincoln Center Audience Reviews
2013 U.S. Audience Reviews
What Audiences are Saying
The Music of Shen Yun: Reviews


  • “Mesmerizing! Reclaiming the divinely inspired cultural heritage of China.”
    Donna Karan, creator of DKNY (New York)
  • “The standard of the performers was terrific … wonderful, skilled dancers, wonderful tenor and soprano … The dance is very elegant and very athletic."
    John McColgan, Riverdance producer
  • “Incredible... Groundbreaking… The number one way for New York families to celebrate the New Year!”
  • “An explosion of color and sound.”
    The Charlotte Observer
  • Amsterdam

    Witness the Divine
    Culture’s Return

    AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! With classical Chinese dance, live orchestra, dazzling costumes and animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world.

    Millions have seen Shen Yun. Standing ovations at sold-out
    theaters around the world have made it a global sensation.

    Experience a performance that will touch your soul.

    Chinese Dance

    FROM BATTLEFIELDS TO IMPERIAL PALACES. Classical Chinese dance has a history of thousands of years, sharing a common ancestry with martial arts. Its dramatic jumping, spinning, and flipping techniques are just part of the vast repertoire of movements that make classical Chinese dance—one of the most demanding and expressive art forms in the world.

    perfect harmony of east & West

    FROM THE MOMENT the gong is struck, you know you are in for something memorable. The Shen Yun Orchestra masterfully blends ancient Chinese instruments, like the emotive erhu and delicate pipa, with a full Western orchestra, creating an exhilarating new sound.

  • Ladies of the Manchu Court
  • Khata for the Gods
  • dazzling ethnic & folk dances

    FROM SNOWCAPPED Tibetan peaks down to boundless Mongolian grasslands, timeless ethnic and folk dances fill Shen Yun’s stage with color and energy, as resounding drums awaken the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom.

    Watch myths &
    legends come alive

    BRAVE GENERALS, heavenly maidens, mischievous monks, and even a flying pig! China’s 5,000 years have yielded an endless trove of legends, myths, and literary classics.

    A Difference
    You will feel

    A SOUL-STIRRING EXPERIENCE. In ancient China, artists valued integrity, meditation, and a mindful lifestyle. They took to heart the belief that to create inspiring art there must first be inner beauty. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow this noble tradition, incorporating study and meditation into their rigorous daily training.
    The result? A performance that moves audiences in beautiful and profound ways.

    YOU CANNOT SEEa show like this in China, where traditional culture has been devastated under 60 years of communism. But being based in New York, the non-profit Shen Yun is able to freely present these traditions on stage.