Experience the stunning secrets of a lost civilisation with Shen Yun
There are few places on Earth with as rich a history as China – from its ancient architecture to the intricate cultural practices of its people, this country and its secrets continue to inspire and fascinate those who observe from the outside. You may not know it, but much of China’s traditional culture has been silenced since the Communist Party came into power – the government saw the arts as a threat to its position as leaders. Thankfully, there are artists out there who are passionate about restoring this culture. On April 14 and 15, you can witness the magic of Shen Yun at QPAC as they share their story through the power of dance.
Here in Australia, we are lucky enough to live in a place where the arts are celebrated and supported – Shen Yun do not share this luxury. Since 2006, this group of elite Chinese artists has been working hard to ensure that the culture of their home country isn’t just doomed to the history books. Audience members fly in from mainland China to see this show, which cannot be performed in their homeland. Shen Yun has truly revived a culture that was on the brink of extinction – the group combines ancient legends with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops to tell the story of another time.
The catalyst for Shen Yun may seem impossibly heavy, but the performance is anything but. Shen Yun use the universal language of music and dance to carry powerful narratives, leaving audiences feeling uplifted and inspired. The backing orchestra combines sounds from the East and West to create a unique soundtrack, working with stunning animated backgrounds to enhance the storytelling experience. The dancers explore heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey with their bodies through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. All of these elements combine to create a sensory experience that is quite simply inspiring.
To witness this once in a lifetime event, you can purchase tickets to Shen Yun exclusively through QPAC.