Shen Yun Performing Arts at Eccles Theater

Shen Yun Performing Arts Tickets

Eccles Theater | Salt Lake City, Utah

Over 10 million people IN more than 130 cities internationally have seen the performances of the Shen Yun Performing Arts Company, and now you can too! The Shen Yun Performing Arts company comes to Eccles Theater On Friday, February, 24th, 2023. Seven companies comprise the make-up of the Chinese performing arts company Shen Yun. Formed in 2006 as a non-profit performing arts and entertainment company, it is based in the United States. With nearly a total of 480 performers, they generally perform symphonic concerts and Chinese dance routines, relying heavily on the old Chinese cultures and traditions.

Shen Yun Performing Arts at Eccles Theater

Old Chinese customs and classical Chinese traditional dance routines and acrobatics, are the basis of the performances of the Shen Yun Performing Arts musicians and performers. Seven performing arts companies comprises the Shen Yun Performing Arts Company, and together they accommodate about 40 male and female dancers in each company, totaling nearly 480 musicians, dancers and acrobats. The performances rely heavily on extensive use of tumbling and acrobatic techniques, all depicted as traditional customs and dances dating back to pre-communist rule.

The Shen Yun was founded in 2006, and is based in the United States as a non-profit arts and entertainment company. Touring the States fairly widely and extensively internationally almost 10 million people, in 130 cities across Europe, North America, and Asia have seen these performances. The Company openly expresses its desire to try to revive some of the old Chinese culture and traditions.

Some performances, however, have not been without their share of controversy. The 2018 and 2019 performances drew some attention from audiences and critics alike, that some performances included lyrics and digital displays and negative views toward evolution, atheism, and homosexuality. Complaints and comments to the effect that some felt the performances promoted sectarian doctrines. Other viewers commented and complained that the shows were misrepresented and that the advertising of the shows "felt more like propaganda than the expected straightforwardly presentation of a cultural heritage". The Chinese government considers the group to be an "anti-society cult", and has banned Shen Yun from performing in China.

Shen Yun Performing Arts at Eccles Theater

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