ancient culture reborn
F OR 5000 YEARS IN CHINA, CULTURE WAS HERALDED AS A DIVINE GIFT. ITS GLORY WAS THE INSPIRATION OF COUNTLESS ARTISTS AND POETS, UNTIL THIS HERITAGE WAS NEARLY LOST… Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts seeks to revive this once majestic tradition by creating a production worthy in its beauty of this noble history— something that enriches the lives of audiences in powerful, lasting ways. The New York-based Shen Yun is the first company to present classical Chinese dance on a global scale and has taken the world by storm, performing in over 100 cities. In a collection of vignettes, audiences journey from ancient legends to contemporary tales of courage, from the highest heavens to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. Shen Yun is traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be experienced. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. China’s ethnic and folk dance styles fill the stage with colour and energy. A full, live orchestra blends East and West like no other. Thunderous battle drums, masterful vocalists, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. Six shows only at The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Concert Hall, QPAC from 31 Jan to 4 Feb. Tickets on sale now.