Shen Yun Performing Arts arrived in Auckland on Wednesday, 14 February 2018, a visit that many New Zealanders have awaited with excitement and anticipation. With three days to prepare for their first performance at Auckland’s Aotea Centre on Saturday 17, the company can momentarily breathe after wowing audiences in Australia with full house and sold out performances.
Typical of the reviews received from their last performances in Adelaide was that from Mayor Angela Evans, City of Charles Sturt.
“This is an energetic and passionate representation of life of people in the past … It transcends the cultural barriers that we often have between us and it’s a very relatable form of telling a story.”
More praise came from multi-award winning landscape designer, Margit Wright.
“I felt uplifted but it also made me feel emotional. I felt like crying sometimes, just because it was so beautiful.”
In Auckland, Shen Yun Performing Arts will bring sunlight to a city that has experienced more than its share of rain in recent weeks. The company has received greetings from the following New Zealand members of parliament.
David Seymour, member of parliament, Epsom, sent a warm welcome to the performers.
He writes, “I also congratulate you on the continued success of your shows as you enter your 12th year of performances around the globe. Please accept my very best wishes for a successful tour and I wish you all an enjoyable stay in Auckland.”
Further greetings were received from:
Hon. Nikki Kaye, member of parliament for Auckland Central: “We wish you all the best for the performances.”
Hon. Paul Bennett said, “We wish you a wonderful event.”
East Coast Bays member of parliament, Erica Stanford sent the company, “Best wishes for the production.”
A further greeting came from Simeon Brown, member of parliament, Pakuranga who sent his regards to the performers.
The company be giving three performances in Auckland at the Aotea Centre, ASB Theatre on Saturday 17 Feb at 7:30 Sunday 18 Feb. matinee performance at 2:30pm and evening performance at 7:30pm.