301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
ALL-NEW 2012 SHOW | WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA
At the core of Shen Yun’s performances is classical Chinese dance with its explosive techniques, synchronized movements, enchanting elegance, and expressive powers. China's numerous ethnic and folk dance styles round out the show. In a collection of short pieces, audiences travel from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions; from the legends of the culture's creation over 5,000 years ago to contemporary tales of courage; from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom.
Award-winning vocalists perform piano-accompanied solos, along with a regular favorite—the stirring melodies of the two-stringed erhu. Shen Yun’s one-of-a-kind orchestra, with its all-original compositions, blends East and West like no other. The distinctly Chinese sound of ancient instruments like the bamboo flute and pipa are bathed in a rich sea of Western strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass. The result—two great classical traditions producing one fresh, unexpected sound.
Animated backdrops transport the audience to another world. Projected behind the dancers, the hi-tech images lift the stage and set it amidst blossoming landscapes, deep forests, Mongolian prairies, or
Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts is a triumph of collaboration, bringing together over a hundred of the world's foremost classically trained Chinese dancers, choreographers, musicians, and vocalists. The group aspires to create original performances that not only entertain, but more deeply educate, enrich, and inspire. The company's rich repertory is drawn from the pages of history, universal themes, and the world around us. All the choreography and music are original.
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301 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco Opera House Shen Yun Schedule:
Tuesday 7:30 PM Wednesday 2:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 PM Friday 7:30 PM
Saturday 2:00pm & 7:30pm
San Francisco Opera House Shen Yun Tickets:
$220, $200, $180, $150, $110, $80, $70, $60
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About San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
From the moment the gong is struck to herald the beginning of the show, you know you are in for something musically memorable. The Shen Yun Orchestra masterfully blends two of the world's greatest classical music traditions, Chinese and Western. Ancient Chinese instruments such as the soul-stirring erhu and the delicate pipa lead the melody on top of a full orchestra of Western strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass. The Western orchestra with its energy and grandeur, and the Chinese instruments with their distinct tones and styles, create a dramatic new sound.
The resounding voices of bel canto soloists are an integral part of the Shen Yun experience. Each program is heightened by several moving selections from our singers. Their impassioned songs give voice to hopes that have shaped Chinese culture for centuries.
In just a few short years, Shen Yun has expanded from a single dance company to multiple dance companies with full orchestras that tour the globe simultaneously. They have now graced some of the most celebrated stages in the world.
In 2011, Shen Yun enchanted royals in London, performed for packed houses across Asia, and received standing ovations at Lincoln Center in New York.
Now, in 2012 season, Shen Yun will embark on yet another world tour with its
This season you can see Shen Yun at the following venues:
LINCOLN CENTER, NEW YORK
THE KENNEDY CENTER, WASHINGTON DC
WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE, SAN FRANCISCO
PALAIS DES CONGRèS, PARIS
NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE, OTTAWA
From the legend of Yellow Emperor to the tale of the Terracotta Army, from the plateau of Tibet to the forests of Yunnan, from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom ... Shen Yun takes you on a magical journey through ancient dynasties and ethnic regions. Immerse yourself in sublime beauty and grace, and experience the true China you've never known of...
Shen Yun returns to San Francisco War Memorial Opera House on January 3-8, 2012.
Tue 1/3, 7:30pm, Wed 1/4, 2:00pm, Thu 1/5, 7:30pm, Fri 1/6, 7:30pm, Sat 1/7, 2:00pm & 7:30pm, Sun 1/8, 2:00pm
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|“It was an extraordinary experience... the level of skill, but also the power of archetypes and the narratives were startling. And of course it was exquisitely beautiful.”
– Cate Blanchett,
Academy award-winning actress
|"The show was absolutely beautiful. It was so inspiring, I think I might have found some new ideas for the next Avatar."
– Robert Stromberg,
production designer for Avatar
|"I am completely enchanted."
– HRH Princess Michael of Kent
|"It was inspirational and educational –
a performance that I encourage everyone to see and all of us to learn from."
– Donna Karan, Creator of DKNY
|The Shen Yun Orchestra
|Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company receives a standing ovation from a sold-out house at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Sunday Jan. 16, 2011.
(Dai Bing/Epoch Times Staff)
Shen Yun is brought to you by San Francisco Falun Buddha Study Association
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