Wang Theatre | Boston, Massachusetts
Shen Yun Performing Arts comes to Wang Theatre on Wednesday, December 28th 2022. This is a performing arts and entertainment company based in the United States. The non-profit touring company, founded in 2006, tours and entertains internationally. 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, with almost a total of 480 performers, and as at the end of 2010, the shows have been seen by over 10 million viewers.
Seven separate performing arts companies make up Shen Yun Performing Arts. Shen Yun was founded in 2006. It is a non-profit performing arts and entertainment company, based in the United States. Its international performances are based on traditional and acrobatic dance and symphony concerts. With a small army of almost 480 performers, Shen Yun has since 2010, performed in front of 10 million people and has toured over 130 cities world-wide. Each touring company performs mainly traditional and classical dances, making use of the infamous acrobatic and tumbling techniques.
The company states its purpose as that of wanting to revive Chinese culture and traditions from the time before Communist rule. Controversially, pre covid performances drew complaints and were unfortunately seen to included lyrics and digital displays from audiences and critical criticism for promoting sectarian doctrines and negative evolutionary, atheism, and homosexuality views. Many viewers and reviewers complained that the show was mis-advertized, and that in the end, "felt more like propaganda than straightforwardly presented cultural heritage". However, it is hoped that this may have changed since their revival after covid. The Chinese government has banned The Shen Yun from performing in China.