Wang Theatre | Boston, Massachusetts
At Wang Theatre on Friday, December 30th 2022, Shen Yun Performing Arts will be performing. This company, based in the United States, is a performing arts and entertainment touring unit. The non-profit company, founded in 2006, tours and entertains internationally. With performances, based almost exclusively on Chinese culture and traditions, from the time before Communist rule. The Shen Yun Performing arts are made up of seven separate companies, boasting almost 480 performers, and also boasts that almost 10 million viewers have seen their shows.
Founded in 2006, there are seven separate companies that make up the performing arts company of the Shen Yun Performing Arts. Shen Yun is a non-profit performing arts and entertainment company, employing almost 480 performers, is based in the United States. Its internationally renowned performances are based largely on traditional and acrobatic dance routines, and symphony concerts. Since 2010, Shen Yun boasts it has performed in front of 10 million people and has toured over 130 cities world-wide. Each company performs mainly traditional and classical dances, making full use of the infamous acrobatic and tumbling techniques.
The company is wanting to revive the Chinese culture and traditions from the time before Communist rule. Unfortunately, pre covid performances drew complaints from audiences, that the lyrics and digital displays seemed more to promote sectarian doctrines and negative evolutionary, atheism, and homosexuality views. Many patrons felt the show was misrepresented, and that the show "felt more like propaganda than straightforwardly presented cultural heritage". It is hoped, however, that this perception may have changed since their revival after covid.