There are platoons of dancers, video projection, and a live orchestra, all dedicated to bringing to life 5,000 years of Chinese cultural traditions. The critic for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote of a recent performance, “The costumes were stunning, and most, particularly with the women dancers, were integral in the eye-popping movements. Sleeves contracted and unfurled, while dresses helped the dancers look like colorful pinwheels. The men displayed impressive acrobatic stunts.”
There’s also a political, pro-Falun Gong and anti-Chinese government point of view in a few of the set pieces.
So, now that you know what you’re getting into, why not join more than 100 artists wearing 400 costumes and a full orchestra tonight and experience the sights and sounds of a long-lost age—and a continuing cultural tradition.
Shen Yun will be presented tonight (Thursday, May 9) at 7:30 PM on the Mainstage at Proctors (432 State St., Schenectady). Tickets are $50-$120. For more info, call the box office at 346-6204.