New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts will bring its magical performances to West Palm Beach April 29 and 30 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
The premier classical Chinese dance and music company has three touring companies featuring “the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops,” as the website describes. Drawing on ancient legends and modern heroic tales, Shen Yun aims to revive 5,000 years of civilization.
In recognition of Shen Yun’s extraordinary performances and its mission of reviving China’s true culture, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio issued a proclamation: “In ancient China, artists emphasized virtue, study, and meditation because they took to heart an ancient Chinese belief that to create true art, there must be inner beauty and purity.
“Today, the artists of Shen Yun follow in this noble tradition, immersing themselves in meditation, study of the classics and adapting the virtues of the ancients into their daily lives. The result is a performance that moves audiences in beautiful and profound ways,” the proclamation states.
The document also recognizes Shen Yun performances for uplifting humanity “through messages of courage, virtue and harmony.”
Theatergoers who experienced a Shen Yun performance in Florida earlier in the season expressed similar sentiments.
Shen Yun Nurtures the Soul
Ms. Joanne Davis, supervisor of world languages for Duval County Public Schools, the sixth largest school district in Florida, said of Shen Yun after seeing a performance in Jacksonville, “It’s like a trip to the world of the divine.”
A sales manager for Disney World Resort who attended the opening night performance in Orlando, handed a staff person this note after the show: “Shen Yun lifted my spirit and nurtured my soul. Thank you.”
Ms. Rienan, a television producer and promoter, said she would recommend Shen Yun to everyone—“from small children to the oldest senior that you can find.” They should come, she said. “It would lift their spirits.”
One of Shen Yun’s three touring companies is currently engaged at New York’s David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center through April 28. David H. Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries and the theater’s namesake, attended the April 25 performance. “It’s inspirational—it put me in a good mood,” he said in an April 26 Epoch Times report. “I hope to see more of [Shen Yun] in the future.”
Florida has been included in Shen Yun’s world tours since 2008, but this will be the company’s first visit to West Palm Beach. Earlier this season, Shen Yun performed in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Fort Myers. The company performs at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg April 26–28.
The final Florida performance of Shen Yun’s 2012–2013 world tour will be in Melbourne, May 2, at the King Center for the Performing Arts.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.