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Shen Yun Performing Arts
The National Theatre of Catalonia (TNC) will host this dance spectacle from April 9th through 12th from the prestigious classical Chinese dance company Shen Yun Performing Arts. The show (never before performed in Spain) opens in Barcelona as part of the company’s European tour, it will also travel to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and Milan. Shen Yen has become an international sensation, selling out shows in theatres all over the U.S. The company has performed in some of the world’s most emblematic venues, including Lincoln Centre in New York, the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington, the Chicago Civic Opera House, San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, the Capitol Theatre Sydney and the London Coliseum (English National Opera).
The work is based on a journey through the ancient traditions of China, a journey that covers over 5,000 years of culture associated with the Empire of the Sun which aims to revive the stories and legends which were lost since the Cultural Revolution in China. Two full hours of energy and emotion with breathtaking acrobatic stunts and choreography, delight and inspire the public with four unique functions.
Shen Yun Performing Arts was founded in 2006 by a group of Chinese artists who wanted to re-discover and promote the wealth of China’s 5,000 years of traditional culture and history. The company which is based in New York benefits from the artistic freedom that the West provides to represent their works. Each year, three sub-companies tour simultaneously during six months through more than 100 cities in North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia to spread the word.
Shen Yun (Shen Zhou), which means "Land of the Divine", includes some of the best trained dancers and choreographers working in the world of Chinese dance with artists dancers who have been awarded international prizes in dance, choreography and music.
- From 09 April to 12 April
- Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (TNC)
- C/ Plaça de les Arts, 1 Barcelona