Louisville, KY, November 04, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Kentucky Asian Culture Association brings Shen Yun Performing Arts back to Louisville, the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Whitney Hall on Feb 7-8, 2011 with a whole new program.
A performance by Shen Yun is traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be: a study in grace, wisdom, and all the virtues distilled from millennia of Chinese civilization. The classically trained dancers, musicians, and singers of Shen Yun Performing Arts share a vision: to revive and restore Chinese culture to its former, glorious state.
Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts is distinguished by its conscious effort to remain independent of China’s communist regime, which has abused and impoverished the arts for decades. In fact, a show like Shen Yun’s can no longer be found in China today. As one well-traveled New Yorker noted: “I’ve seen China before with my eyes, but this show had me experience China with my soul.”
According to the Shen Yun website, "perhaps no other art form in the world can boast such strong expressive qualities and diversity of technique as classical Chinese dance. Shen Yun Performing Arts' choreography ranges from grand imperial processions to legions of thunderous drums, with gorgeously costumed dancers moving in stunning synchronized patterns." It takes years of rigorous training to master the many leaps, flips, and delicate gestures. Dancers must also be versed in Chinese culture to achieve the bearing needed to bring ancient legends and heroic figures to life.
In addition to the classical forms, Shen Yun features the distinctive colors and styles of ethnic and folk dance. Choreographers draw upon over 20 dynasties and 50 ethnic groups to create pieces that range from the northern steppes of Mongolia to the lush forests of Yunnan. Among the most impressive elements of any Shen Yun show are the large-scale ensemble pieces in which dozens of dancers appear to move as one body across the stage.
Shen Yun has also created its very own brand of story-based dance, which often deals with universal, thought-provoking themes. As one distinguished ballet dancer noted, “There’s a lot of depth and meaning. It’s a new realm of dance.”
Months of training and preparation culminate each winter when Shen Yun debuts a spectacular original production with all new dances, costumes, and music.
To date, Shen Yun Performing Arts has performed in over 100 cities, playing in notable venues like the Lincoln Center (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), War Memorial Opera House (San Francisco) and Palais de Congres (Paris).
Experience the extraordinary.
Feb 7, 2011 7:30PM
Feb 8, 2011 7:30PM
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Whitney Hall
501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
The Kentucky Center Box Office (501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202)
Hotline: (502) 584-7777 or (800) 775-7777
Presenter's website: www.kyshow.com
More information: www.shenyunperformingarts.org