One thing is for sure, you won't be able to break out of your reverie for a while after the last performer has taken a bow. Such is the magic of the awe-inspiring Shen Yun Performing Arts.
A celebration of 5000 years of rich Chinese culture and heritage, these shows have become a global success after being showcased in more than 100 cities around the world. Now, Shen Yun is coming Down Under with shows in Melbourne from May 25 to 30 at the Arts Centre, State Theatre, 100 St Kilda Road.
This New-York based non-profit organisation aims to revive artistic traditions of China. After forming in 2006, the company has grown leaps and bounds in terms of popularity and the shows have claimed extraordinary reviews from leading international newspapers, TV, theatre and other media organisations.
In a nutshell, She Yun is a blend of glorious costumes, stunning performances, spectacular jumps and spins, ace vocalists, spellbinding music, breathtaking backdrops, seamless, flowing patterns, all combined in a visually bedazzling show.
But don't just form a lopsided impression here. Shen Yun is as much soulful as it is colourful. Themes such as courage, compassion, valour, benignity and ancient legends are brought to life through stunning choreography, heartfelt vocals and inspiring visuals. The stimulating dance sequences invigorate and elate human spirit.
Each season, Shen Yun presents several new dances and songs while the highest level of animated digital technology used therein creates surreal landscapes and ethereal backgrounds. The orchestra adroitly combines classical Chinese and Western instruments to create spellbinding, original compositions.
Don't miss this opportunity to bask in a sublime portrayal of authentic Chinese arts and fables.
You can book your tickets online or contact Shen Yun Performing Arts at 1300 182 183. Price range: $58 for C Reserve, $88 B Reserve, $128 A Reserve, $188 Premium. There is a 15% discount for group booking and concession. But don't get put off by the cost of the tickets, the show will bewitch you such that you won't even think of how much you spent.