Shen Yun

Santa Barbara  Mar 29–31, 2019

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Shen Yun Shen Yun 2018
5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn

Santa Barbara  Mar 29–31, 2019

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A Heavenly Gift

The culture of ancient China was divinely inspired.
Shen Yun’s works reflect this rich spiritual heritage.

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
  • Exciting to watch and really inspirational!
    —Stewart F. Lane, six-time Tony Award–winning producer
  • 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 orchestra is phenomenal. They are very very on top.
    —Roger Tallman, seven-time Emmy Award–winning composer
  • 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
  • Demonstrating the highest realm in arts, Shen Yun inspires the performing arts world.
    —Chi Cao, principal dancer of Birmingham Royal Ballet, star of Mao’s Last Dancer
  • The waves of memory Shen Yun evokes from the deep sea of my mind shake my inner world...
    —Choi Jong-won, renowned Korean actor
  • 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
  • My heart was open and I started to cry. The spirit of hope, beauty, and blessing. It’s a fabulous gift to us.
    —Sine Mckenna, award-winning Celtic singer
  • I came here to drink in Shen Yun’s beauty as deeply as I could. The message is so beautiful and so deep, and it needs to be spread throughout the world.
    —Helen Cons, painter
  • 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
  • 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
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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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