Wang Theatre | Boston, Massachusetts
On Tuesday, December, 27th, 2023, Shen Yun Performing Arts, comes to Wang Theatre. This is a United States-based non-profit performing arts and entertainment company. This touring company, founded in 2006, tours and entertains internationally, producing dance performances and symphony concerts. Based exclusively on Ancient Chinese culture and traditions from the time before Communist rule. Seven companies make up the Shen Yun Performing arts, with a total of nearly 480 performers, and as at the end of 2010, over 10 million viewers had watched the performances of this performing and touring company.
Shen Yun is composed of seven performing arts companies. Shen Yun was founded in 2006 and is a non-profit performing arts and entertainment company, based in the United States. It tours internationally, producing traditional and acrobatic dance performances and symphony concerts. With a total of approximately 480 performers, Shen Yun has since 2010, performed in front of 10 million people and has toured more than 130 cities world-wide. Each touring company perform mainly classical and traditional dances, making extensive use of acrobatic and tumbling techniques. Each company consists of about 40 male and female dancers.
The stated purpose of the company was to revive Chinese culture and traditions from the time before Communist rule. Controversially, the 2018 and 2019 performances have unfortunately included lyrics and digital displays receiving audience and critic criticism for promoting sectarian doctrines and negative views toward evolution, atheism, and homosexuality. Many viewers and reviewers complained that the misrepresentation of the advertising was a show that in the end "feels more like propaganda than straightforwardly presented cultural heritage. However, that may have changed since their revival after covid. The Shen Yun has been banned from performing in China by the Chinese government and considers the group to be an "anti-society cult".