2014 Shen Yun Performing Arts
January 2 - 4, 2014
NAC Southam Hall | Running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with intermission.
All-New Show, with a Live Orchestra
Presented by Falun Dafa Association of Ottawa
Every year, Shen Yun Performing Arts unveils an entirely new lineup of dances, songs, and musical scores that offers an exhilarating world-class production on a grand scale. Its exquisite performances celebrate the excellence and grandeur of classical Chinese dance and music inspired by the myths, legends, and divine beauty of 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture.
Since 2007, Shen Yun has dazzled millions of show-goers in more than 100 cities around the world—including 13 in Canada. In January 2010, the NAC had to offer standing room tickets for every show after all shows sold out.
The New York-based Shen Yun features three touring companies, each with some 100 exceptional artists, including winners of top international competitions in dance and music.
For thousands of years, Chinese artists cultivated virtue, believing that to create true art worthy of the heavens, there must first be inner purity. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow this noble tradition. The result is a performance of consummate beauty, purity, and goodness. It is a show that nourishes the soul.
Weaving wondrous stories of heavenly realms, enchanting dreams, and the classic battle between good and evil, the breathtaking pageantry evokes themes of virtue, compassion, and courage at the heart of China’s divinely inspired culture—from ancient tales of valour to modern-day epics such as those of Falun Dafa.
Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Enjoy a unique orchestra that embraces Chinese and Western instruments in a masterful fusion. Be spellbound by stunning costumes, brilliant choreography, and state-of-the-art dynamic backdrops.
Experience the extraordinary! Shen Yun is truly a can’t-miss.
“I have reviewed over 3,000 shows. None can compare to what I saw tonight. … Five stars ... the top! … Go back and see it six times!”
—Richard Connema, renowned Broadway critic
“It’s a new realm of dance—there’s a lot of depth to it, and a lot of meaning.”
—Vanessa Harwood, Officer of the Order of Canada, former principal dancer of National Ballet of Canada
“Absolutely beautiful ... so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
—Robert Stromberg, Emmy and Academy Award winner, production designer for “Avatar”
“Everything was impressive. ... It’s a breath of fresh air.”
—Elvis Stojko, world figure skating champion
“This is the finest thing, the finest event I’ve ever been to in my life. ... I was in tears, because of the human spirit, the dignity, the power, the love, coming out of those people was astounding. ... This is the profound, quintessential end of entertainment. There is nothing beyond this, nothing.”
—Jim Crill, producer
“Demonstrating the highest realm in arts, Shen Yun inspires the performing arts world.”
—Chi Cao, principal dancer with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, lead actor in “Mao’s Last Dancer”
“A marvellous evening ... I am completely enchanted.”
—Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent
“This is absolutely the No. 1 show in the world, absolutely the best! No other company or of any style can match this.”
—Kenn Wells, former lead dancer of the English National Ballet
“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”
—New York Times
“Lavish production, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful.”
“A dazzling show. ... The production values are grand.”
—The Globe and Mail
Shen Yun’s performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring children, the NAC recommends this production for ages 5 and up.
Classical opera or ballet performance attire is recommended.
|Thurs Jan 2, 2014
||Fri Jan 3, 2014
||Sat Jan 4, 2013
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