Lakeland, FL – One of the largest events to perform on the Youkey Theatre stage, SHEN YUN invites you to experience 5,000 years of China’s cultural history with two incredible performances at the RP Funding Center Sunday, March 18th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm.
Through the universal language of music and dance, SHEN YUN weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture with stunning beauty and tremendous energy. A SHEN YUN performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance.
SHEN YUN cannot be seen in China today, where traditional culture has been nearly lost. Yet SHEN YUN—a non-profit organization—has become an international phenomenon, bringing the wonders of ancient Chinese culture to millions across the globe. For more information, please visit www.shenyunperformingarts.org.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 11th at 9:30am. Ticket prices are $158, $128, $108, and $88. (service charges will apply) and are available by visiting the RP Funding Center Box Office or toll-free 863-397-0100 and online at www.rpfundingcenter.com.
Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts was established in 2006 with the mission of reviving 5,000 years of divinely inspired Chinese culture.
After more than 60 years of Communist rule in China, and especially after the Cultural Revolution, Chinese traditional culture has been all but completely demolished. However, the deeper spiritual core of the ancient culture, with its values of benevolence, honor, propriety, wisdom, and sincerity, as well as a reverence for the gods and the heavens, cannot be destroyed.
In order to restore and revive Chinese traditional culture, a group of overseas Chinese artists established Shen Yun in New York in 2006. About 90 artists embarked on Shen Yun’s tour in 2007 in the first year, including a dance troupe, an orchestra, solo singers and musicians, emcees, and production staff. By 2009, Shen Yun had already grown to three performance troupes and orchestras of comparable size. Today, Shen Yun counts many winners of international dance and vocal competitions among its artists, and the orchestras include many musicians from world-renowned symphonies and conservatories.
Shen Yun Performing Arts’ rapid growth has enabled it to reach all corners of the globe. The group will only continue to expand, and in the not-too-distant future, Shen Yun will have many companies touring around the world simultaneously.