Australia’s only capital city on the Indian Ocean will soon play host to the Shen Yun Performing Arts World Company, the New York-based company dedicated to reviving China’s traditional culture.
The people of Perth–a city of beaches, green parks and skyscrapers–will be able to experience an all-new performance taking audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of glorious history in the Middle Kingdom, from ancient times to the present day.
Shen Yun was founded and began touring in 2006 with its mission to revive the traditional Chinese culture and values that were almost lost after the Chinese Communist Party came to power in 1949.
“A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance,” says the official website.
Senators, federal members, and state members have sent welcome letters and greetings. Senator Joe Bullock, senator for Western Australia, said: “It is a joy and pleasure to welcome Shen Yun Performing Arts on this Australian tour, including to Perth.”
Senator Dean Smith, Liberal senator for WA, sent his welcome: “It is my honour to once again extend warm greetings to everyone attending the Shen Yun Performing Arts Tour 2016.” He hopes that “audiences and performers alike enjoy a rewarding and entertaining experience.”
Melissa Parke, federal Labor member for Fremantle, extended her welcome: “I am confident that this beautiful production, with its distinctive artistic combination of music, colour and light, will again create significant interest in Chinese culture, and will delight the many Australians who enjoy the diversity of high-quality performing arts companies, like Shen Yun, that visit our shores.”
Dr. Mike Nahan, state minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, wished the company success: “I extend my best wishes to all dancers, musicians and organisers of Shen Yun Performing Arts, and wish them a successful tour of Australia.”
Bill Johnston, state member for Cannington, sent his best wishes: “This classical Chinese dance showcases a variety of cultural folktales and themes, and takes the audience on a journey throughout the history of China. I hope you enjoy the performance, and my very best wishes to the group for a successful tour.”
Shen Yun’s first visit to Perth, in 2014, brought high praise from audience members with international ice skating judge Tony Jonikis commenting, “This has been an exciting experience, I’m glad I came.”
Vittorio Natoli, a professional photographer, saw much beauty in the performance, saying, “The balance! The colour! The movement! There were a lot of beautiful things.”
Mining consultant David Shoebridge and his wife and two children attended a sold-out matinee performance. Mr. Shoebridge expressed his appreciation for the orchestra accompanying the dancers: “It’s an interesting combination, to me, of Chinese and Western musical instruments.”
Shen Yun will be performing nine shows at the newly renovated 75-year-old historic Regal Theatre from Jan. 30 to Feb. 6.
The Regal Theatre
Sat Jan 30 1:30pm
Sat Jan 30 7:00pm
Sun Jan 31 1:30pm
Tue Feb 2 7:00pm
Wed Feb 3 7:00pm
Thu Feb 4 1:30pm
Fri Feb 5 7:00pm
Sat Feb 6 1:30pm
Sat Feb 6 7:00pm
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
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.