The gong strikes the start of the journey. From the mist, 60 dancers clad in traditional costumes emerge in front of a 30-foot tall video backdrop that morphs from the mountains of Tibet to the sprawling plains of Mongolia and points in between. A 40-piece orchestra rises with the sounds of western and ancient eastern instruments. The all-new spectacular Shen Yun 2016 tells the banned in Communist China stories of when heroes split mountains and swam with dragons, when divine beings walked the earth and when dynasties ruled supreme.
Cherished stories from China’s 5,000-year history like the tales of the heroine Mulan and General Yue Fei are told through large scale dance numbers featuring authentically detailed period costumes. The vibrant video backdrop transports audiences through time to ancient dynasties such as the Tang and the Qin, to the mountains of Tibet, the shores of a Dai village and the sprawling plains of Mongolia. The interactive video allows dancers to jump in and out of the screen delighting the audience.
Tickets on sale October 2 through www.shenyun.com
The show will return also to Phoenix at the Orpheum Center, March 31 – April 6, 2016 and then to Seattle at the Seattle Center, April 8-10, 2016.
SOURCE:Shen Yun Performing Arts/ Business Wire