Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun Performing Arts presents classical Chinese dance and music in a gloriously colorful and exhilarating show. Over 100 of the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, choreographers and musicians seek to revive Chinese culture while providing an experience of sublime beauty.

Masterful choreography ranges from grand imperial processions to legions of thunderous drums, with gorgeously costumed dancers moving in stunning synchronized patterns. Spectacular visuals take you to another world, with blossoming landscapes and celestial palaces appearing on beautiful animated backdrops. Groundbreaking music seamlessly combines the best of the East and West, giving each dance an unmistakable flair. Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by dozens of dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience. For the official website, click here. Read more under About the Show. Watch video clips.

March 3 - 4, 2012 Carol Morsani Hall

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Show Dates & Times

Sat. 8 p.m. Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m.

March 3 and 4

Pricing

Regularly priced tickets start at $50.

Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount. Call 813.222.1018 for more information.

There is a maximum ticket allotment of eight tickets per account/household/business for paid, ticketed events. (For some shows, it may be less.) Applicable service charges added at point of purchase. There is no maximum for free, non-ticketed events.

For ticket purchases via the phone or ticket office, service charges are waived for current annual Straz members at the $400 level and higher, although special handling fees may apply to some shows. Service charges for online transactions apply to all members. 

Pursuant to s.817.36, Florida Statutes, no Straz Center ticket may be offered or resold for more than $1 over the face value of the ticket.

About the Show

In a collection of short pieces, audiences travel from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions; from the legends of the culture’s creation more than 5,000 years ago through to the story of Falun Dafa in China today; from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom.

Tenors, sopranos and other award-winning vocalists perform piano-accompanied solos, along with a regular favorite — the stirring melodies of the two-stringed erhu, also known as the Chinese violin.

Shen Yun’s one-of-a-kind orchestra, with its all-original compositions, blends East and West like no other. The distinctly Chinese sound of ancient instruments like the erhu and the pipa are bathed in a rich sea of Western strings, percussion, woodwinds and brass. The result — two great classical music traditions producing one fresh, unexpected sound.

Animated backdrops transport the audience to another world. Projected behind the dancers, the hi-tech images lift the stage and set it amidst blossoming landscapes, deep forests, Mongolian prairies or celestial paradises.

One of the features that strikes audience members most is Shen Yun's colorful costumes. These hundreds of gorgeous, hand-made garments span China’s dynasties, regions and ethnic groups. “I wish I could wear that” is a common reaction. Even leading fashion designers leave the show excited with new inspiration.
 

Run-time: Approximately 135 minutes including intermission