Prime Minister John Key Welcomes Shen Yun to New Zealand

February 10, 2016 1:43 am Last Updated: February 19, 2016 10:20 pm

AUCKLAND, New Zealand—Prime Minister John Key welcomes Shen Yun Performing Arts to New Zealand for their 9th time on Feb. 12 2016.

“I would like to welcome the Shen Yun Performing Arts group to New Zealand, ahead of their performances in Auckland and Wellington in February 2016,” said the Prime Minister.

“I’m sure New Zealanders will enjoy this impressive production and the opportunity to experience and gain a deeper appreciation of Chinese culture, dance, and music.”

Shen Yun Performing Arts World Company arrive in Auckland, New Zealand. (Epoch Times)
Shen Yun Performing Arts World Company arrive in Auckland, New Zealand. (Epoch Times)

Shen Yun was founded in 2006 by a group of world renowned artists, since then it has flourished, today they have four performing companies that tour the world simultaneously. It’s mission is to revive the traditional Chinese culture through classical music and dance which has been passed down through the imperial courts for thousands of years.

There are many unique elements to a Shen Yun performance—at its heart is classical Chinese dance, a unique orchestra featuring both Chinese and Western instruments and an animated digital backdrop that interacts with the performers. All in all creating a complete theatrical experience.

Shen Yun Performing Arts World Company's curtain call at Perth's State Theatre, on Jan. 31, 2016. (Epoch Times)
Shen Yun Performing Arts World Company’s curtain call at Perth’s State Theatre, on Jan. 31, 2016. (Epoch Times)

Previous audience members were enchanted with their experience of Shen Yun.

Business owner, Delma Heyder, said, “If I was to pass away tomorrow, I have seen something so spectacular that has touched my soul. I would be happy to go. That is how special that show [Shen Yun] was for me.”

Performing Arts teacher, Kovus Van Schalkwyk “It’s awesome! It’s wonderful!
It’s spectacular! It’s a must to see,” he said. Mrs. Van Schalkwyk felt people’s lives would be a little poorer if they miss the opportunity to experience Shen Yun.

Fashion designer, Rossalia Almeida said, “It was amazing, it was really one of the best shows I have ever seen. It was perfect! Everything, the screen, the timing, the dancers, everything came together so perfectly.

Four performances will take place at the Aotea Centre in Auckland on 12-14 February.

Fri Feb 12 7:30pm
Sat Feb 13 2:30pm
Sat Feb 13 7:30pm
SunFeb 14 2:30pm

After four performances at the Aotea Centre in Auckland Shen Yun Performing Arts World Company will perform in Wellington from the 16-17 February with 2 evening performances and one matinee.

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.