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Shen Yun

Hamilton  Jan 25–26, 2018

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A Heavenly Gift

SHEN YUN INVITES YOU to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the breathtaking art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun pushes the boundaries of the performing arts to make this possible, with a unique blend of colorful costuming, high-tech backdrops, and live orchestra. Be prepared for a theater experience like no other.

A Heritage Once Lost

The traditional Chinese culture Shen Yun presents cannot be seen anywhere else in the world—not even in China. There, the ruling communist regime has viewed China’s rich spiritual and artistic heritage as a threat to its ideology, and for decades sought to erase it. Chinese artists have suffered untold ordeals over the past century.

But in 2006, a group of Chinese artists came together in New York with a vision of preserving the best of China’s cultural heritage and sharing it with the world. They drew courage and inspiration from their shared practice of Falun Dafa (or “Falun Gong,” as it is also called)—a spiritual discipline common to all of Shen Yun’s artists. The company’s repertoire regularly includes important works shedding light on the plight of believers like themselves in communist China today.

Full Houses Everywhere

Shen Yun is now the world’s premier classical Chinese dance company. Some people fly from other countries or drive hundreds of miles to see it. Others see the same performance five or six times. Why? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s to experience Shen Yun yourself.

Shen Yun–Leaving Millions in Awe

  • Exquisitely beautiful. An extraordinary experience for us and the children.
    —Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning actress
  • Really out of this world! There is no word to describe it... If I had to, the words might be ‘divine,’ ‘reborn’ and ‘hope’... You have to see it to believe it.
    —Christine Walevska, world-renowned cellist, saw Shen Yun 4 times
  • Shen Yun demonstrates the highest realm in art and inspires the performing arts world.
    —Chi Cao, principal dancer of Birmingham Royal Ballet, star of Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Unique... Absolutely beautiful! So inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar movie.
    —Robert Stromberg, Academy-Award winning production designer for Avatar
  • The 8th wonder of the world. People have no idea what they're missing until they come here and see the show.
    —Joe Heard, former White House photographer, watched Shen Yun 6 times
  • Epic! One of the greatest performances ever existing on the planet. I will remember it for the rest of my life.
    —Arion Jay Goodwin, Veteran music producer
  • It’s a new realm of dance—there’s a lot of depth to it, and a lot of meaning.
    —Vanessa Harwood, Officer of the Order of Canada, former principal dancer of the National Ballet of Canada
  • The most extraordinary cultural show I’ve ever seen... It transported me back in time.
    —Dr. Cyril Dabydeen, author and professor, University of Ottawa
  • It was just brilliant, it was a brilliant production. I tell everyone, ‘You’ve got to see this.’ There’s nothing like it that I’ve ever seen.
    —Lee Meriwether, actress
  • It’s superbly designed and performed… there are surprises everywhere that are just beautiful... It’s incredible.
    —Joy Coghill, director, actress, producer, member of Order of Canada and recipient of Governor General’s Performing Arts Award
  • It’s very magical. ... I’m just impressed with the artistry and the agility of the dancers, the choreography, it’s all really a great experience... I’m going to insist that certain friends have to come, just to discover what they don’t know.
    —Michael Phillips, Academy Award-winning film producer
  • This is a very hopeful performance... and it’s all done through a magnificent choreography and artistry and dance. I’m leaving—inspired, ... Shen Yun will convey a very positive energy, a sense of hope.
    —Hon. Irwin Cotler, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
  • Presented in the various dances are the highest principles of human nature, of human culture and civilization.
    —Hon. Peter Kent, Member of Parliament, former Minister of the Environment, Canada
  • The ancient Chinese wisdom it conveyed will not only benefit the Chinese people, but also the whole world. ... A remarkable achievement.
    —Ted Kavanau, founding senior producer of CNN headline news
  • The performance is full of sincerity, compassion and beauty, and it also showcases stories about the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance.
    —Ko Wen-je, mayor of Taipei, Taiwan
  • This is the finest event I’ve ever been to in my life. ... I was in tears, because of the human spirit, the dignity, the power, the love, coming out of those people was astounding. ... This is the profound, quintessential end of entertainment. There is nothing beyond this. Nothing.”
    —Jim Crill, former television producer
  • I am completely enchanted.
    —Hrh Princess Michael Of Kent
  • I am so impressed. I felt as if I were in a dream, strolling in heaven.
    —Hong Lee, model, and great granddaughter of Korea’s Emperor Gojong
  • A great spectacle.
    —Victor Feldbrill, Officer of the Order of Canada, former resident conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • The orchestra is phenomenal. They are very very on top.
    —Roger Tallman, seven-time Emmy Award–winning composer
  • I would pay twice the money just for the music.
    —Larry Wilson, member of the National Board of the American Chamber of Commerce, Toronto
  • This is the ultimate performance. I felt like I was in heaven. If people watch this production, their inner souls will be purified. This really is a performance for the very fortunate.
    —Choi Yun Xi, Korean award-winning dance artist
  • Beautiful... A nimble mastery of traditional talents.
    —Chicago Tribune
  • A tantalizing and fascinating evening that made me want to stay and see more.
    —Opera Online
  • An explosion of color and sound... Chinese culture in its fullest flower.
    —Charlotte Observer
  • Entertainment of the highest order... An exemplary display of excellence.
    —Stage Whispers
  • Lavish production, colorful sets, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography... Simply gorgeous stage magic. A must-see!
    —Broadway World
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    SHEN YUN HAS only been around for a decade, but these days, wherever it goes theaters are packed. Some people fly from other countries or drive hundreds of miles to see it. Others see the same show six times. Why? Many say there are no words to describe it—you have to see it with your own eyes.

    BE INSPIRED. BE AMAZED.
    EXPERIENCE THE DIVINE CULTURE’S RETURN.

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