TGPR is proud to welcome its newest client to the roster: Shen Yun Performing Arts. Since 2007, more than 5 million people in 30 countries on four continents have seen Shun Yun.
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun 2015 weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales, taking the audience on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.
Sixty dancers take the stage in front of a 30-foot tall video backdrop as audiences embark on an adventure to long-ago dynasties.
Shen Yun Performing Arts creates a new production every year with five separate casts that tour the world and will appear in Hollywood, Northridge, Costa Mesa, Thousand Oaks, and Long Beach this January and February for its ninth annual production in Southern California. In the past three years the show has sold out every Los Angeles area performance.
What’s interesting is Shen Yun cannot be seen in China today, where traditional culture has been nearly lost. Yet Shen Yun, a nonprofit organization, has become an international phenomenon bringing the wonders of ancient Chinese culture to millions across the globe.
Original music performed live by a 40-piece orchestra is created for each production by artists from around the world. Shen Yun recruits top composers and musicians from around the world to join the company. Leading the melody amidst a Western ensemble, instruments like the pipa and erhu ground the sounds in a Chinese style. Resounding voices of bel canto soloists heighten impassioned songs throughout the show.
“Shen Yun uses a symphony orchestra as the core and integrates Chinese instruments into a form that all nationalities can accept,” said Jing Xian, a Shen Yun composer.
Here are details about the upcoming shows:
Tickets are on sale now for $50 – $200 and are available by calling 800-880-0188, or in person at the each theater’s box office. More information is available at www.shenyun.com/la.
6801 Hollywood Blvd.; Hollywood, CA 90028
Thursday, January 22 at 7:30pm
Friday, January 23 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 24 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, January 25 at 1:00pm
Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street; Northridge, CA 91330
Tuesday, January 27 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 28 at 7:30pm
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive; Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Thursday, January 29 at 7:30pm
Friday, January 30 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 31 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, February 1 at 12:00pm
Thousand Oaks Civis Arts Plaza
2100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd.; Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Tuesday, February 3 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30pm
300 E Ocean Blvd.; Long Beach, CA 90802
Saturday, February 7 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, February 8 at 1:00pm
-Dan Grody, TGPR