Performers Explore Dynasties of China In All New Shen Yun 2015

Mike Lawson • News • January 3, 2015

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As a gong strikes, sounds from 5,000 year old Chinese instruments rise to blend with a 40-piece Western orchestra. Sixty dancers take the stage in front of a 30-foot tall video backdrop as audiences embark on an adventure to long-ago dynasties through the all-new Shen Yun 2015. Shen Yun Performing Arts creates a new production every year with five separate casts that tour the world. Shen Yun returns to Las Vegas this March.

From the Tang and Qin dynasties to Tibetan and Mongolian folklore, Shen Yun 2015 presents timeless myths and legends that were passed down from generation to generation. Original music performed live by a 40-piece orchestra is created for each production by artists from around the world. Leading the melody amidst a Western ensemble, instruments like the pipa and erhu ground the sounds in a Chinese style.
Shen Yun 2015 features choreography by Yungchia Chen and Michelle Ren, and original music by Jing Xian and Junyi Tan. The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Milen Nachev and William Kuo. Tickets are on sale now from $50-$200 are available by calling 1-800-880-0188. Performances will take place on Monday, March 2, Tuesday, March 3, and Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.

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