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Shen Yun Performing Arts Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 188



2.0 star rating John Buchser from Santa Fe, nm


Albuquerque two years ago. Our local orchestras are much better. They have multiple sets of performers and orchestras, some may be better. They were clear they were presenting 'a perspective' of China. Having lots of performers of mediocre quality is not the way to impress the public. Some of the costuming interesting. Astounding amount of TV advertising in advance. Granted that I'm spoiled by high quality events in Santa Fe including world-class opera. Shen Yun might be interesting if you live in a very small town with no alternatives.

2.0 star rating D. Rigoni from Chicago, Illinois


Seating was not great. We were in a balcony section that had a cross bar at eye level which disrupted our view of half the stage. I am not prone to negative reviews but must say advertisements for Shen Yun are rather misleading. Show was not as energized, athletic or fast paced as marketing would lead one to believe and the spiritual/religious/political messages peppered throughout the performance were clearly the primary agenda. I was not prepared for that. Costuming is lovely but numbers did seem repetitious and less challenging than expected. Tickets were pricey. I would not recommend this unless one understands and is interested in the true message and agenda of Shen Yun.

2.0 star rating KDdid from Phoenix, Arizona


Background: "Falun Gong," a Chinese religious practice, was introduced in 1992 by Li Hongzhi. Shen Yun is simply a collection Falun Gong dogmatic 'finger-pointing,' with (albeit entertaining) interspersed choreographed musical numbers. At best, condescension, at worst, disguised indoctrination.

2.0 star rating Julie from Tucson, Arizona


Maybe it was because my seats were on the aisle, maybe my expectations were too high, maybe what they showed in the commercials seemed really impressive, I don't know. My friend and I have wanted to see this for years and we finally accepted the price and got tickets. Again, maybe that anticipation built up our hopes too high. Well, bottom line, we were bored. Dancing, impressive leaps, mind blowing flexibility...None of that! A lot of quick walking and arm movements. The costumes were pretty and they were uniformed in their performance but again, not at all impressive and truly boring. Supposedly the choreography changes every year and maybe this must wasn't their year but I would never invest that ticket price again and take the chance that it could be better next time. I'm sorry for the bad review but we were highly disappointed.

2.0 star rating EWD from Winnipeg, MB


The performers were in great shape, but the routines were sort of the same throughout. The show was promoted at China's history, arts and music. I heard NO historic instruments from China. The seat price is three times what the show is worth.

2.0 star rating Piper Hall from Las Vegas, Nevada


I think the promotions are very misleading. Most of the dances were very boring. The plot was very childish. Then, all of a sudden at the end, communism is brought up and even religion which I could not help but laugh at its gall to have a hidden message, promoting their own means rather than the art of the various Chinese dances. Don't spend too much money buying good seats. It's not worth it.

1.5 star rating AvidTheatreLover from Charlotte, North Carolina


The use of a massive background movie screen showing cartoon characters literally bouncing around during a series of repetitive dance routines, 5000 years of Chinese history is not. I kept thinking a Monty Python type cartoon character of God was going to pop up and make some farcical statement to us. The male and female MC's were uninteresting and boring while constantly referring back to their Falun Gong religion - which this show is essentially all about, and which no mention is made prior to arriving. I am not accustomed to having to Google and verify a ballet performance prior to attending it, but after this experience, I realize I will now have to do so. There were a couple musical pieces that helped avoid making this a total waste of time and money. We have attended and enjoyed ballet, opera, comedy, plays over the last 30 years - Over all this was simply awkward and unimaginative with few bright spots - none of which came close to the quality of past theatre experiences.

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