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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



1.0 star rating Jim from New York, New York


‘Shen Yun’, a performing arts company founded in 2006, gradually expanded over the years and their tours around the world are in the name of traditional Chinese culture, but have been controversial in China. It is regarded as a microphone of ‘Falun Gong’ in China, engaged in the anti-government propaganda. After viewing the performance of ‘Shen Yun’, some audiences in western country assumed that it carried a rude political motive with a low artistic level. “After the intermission, everything was crystal clear. Shen Yun is nothing more than a podium for Falun Dafa/Falun Gong.” On March 26, 2017, Michael Duell, a reader from Phoenix, Arizona, wrote a letter to after watching the show, which referred to ‘Falun Gong’ Shen Yun perform was a deceptive show, and argued that Shen Yun was behind the show, and the so-called art director, was the leader of ‘Falun Gong’, Hongzhi Li with an alias of D.F.. He said: “After the intermission, everything was crystal clear. Shen Yun is not

1.0 star rating Rebecca C from New York, New York


Only one dance kept my attention. Found myself wanting to leave a few minutes in but stayed because my daughter was so excited to see it and I didn’t want to ruin her day. The religious aspect was in your face and annoying. The dancing was only okay.

1.0 star rating Jessica Price from Chicago, Illinois


First, I'd like to point out the preponderance of positive reviews that so not appear to be written by native English speakers, which, after last night's show, leaves me reply suspicious about their authenticity. If that sounds a bit paranoid, you'll have to forgive me, but I just saw sat through three hours of what amount to a lot of twirling and backflips interspersed with horrendously pointed religious propaganda all set before an underwhelming projection to unintentionally comical effect. I'm annoyed that my mother forked over $300 for tickets and that my sister flew in from out of state for something that ended up being not what was advertised. Light on culture, heavy on propoganda. This was perhaps most directly evidenced by the young man holding the banner proclaiming, "Falun Gong is Good".

1.0 star rating P.B. Zimmerman from Los Angeles, California


I rarely write reviews, but for this show i feel it's my civic duty to warn people. This is a complete and utter sham. I'm so disappointed that I spent over $500 (for three of us) to see a performance that wasn't up to the quality I've seen at my Granddaughter's high school dance performances. The advertisement for Shen Yun features phenomenal computer generated images that are projected onto a screen. In actuality the dancers disappear into trapdoors behind props and then appear in cartoon form on the screen. The dancing itself was uninspiring: mostly a lot of twirling that looked exciting because of the long flowing costumes. Same dance with different costumes and a different propaganda story repeated a dozen times. We left at intermission. I've been to hundreds of different kinds of performances in my life and have never, ever, left. Shen Yun has done a great job of marketing and I am sorry I didn't do my homework before buying tickets. Buyer beware....boring and mediocre.

1.0 star rating Alberto Silva from Miami, Florida


I never expected to see such a bad show at the Arsh Center. I hope Shen Yun is erased from 2019 programming and on. This show have almost no artistic quality and does not reflect the exquisite Chinese culture. Besides that, the spectator is subjected to an undesired religious propaganda. I attended the show with seven other family members and we all have the same opinion.

1.0 star rating Asian American (4th Generation American) from Seattle, Washington


What they aren't telling you is that Shen Yun is the primary financial income for a Chinese cult. The dance routines are definitely not authentic. It's easy to see modern ballet moves and typical dance routines. The costumes are not authentic. They're made to Ooh and Ahh the gringos with lots of flowing sleeves and bright colors. There is usually only one Chinese instrument playing at a time being accompanied by several musicians playing violins and other modern instruments to provide it's western appeal. My first red flag was the noticeable absence of any Chinese in the audience. The second red flag was the constant reference to their god and how he ascended from heaven. The third red flag were all the volunteers at the exit doors trying to get you to give them written and video testimonials for use as marketing materials for future shows. As I discovered later, this show is a blatant fund raiser for a Chinese Religious Cult. We Americans are gullible and easily duped.

1.0 star rating Anatoliy Krougliak from Venice, Florida


The show was not like one piece that you watch from the beginning to the end on one breath (like for example cirque du soleil "O"). Two hosts after each dance number were so boring bringing all dynamics of this concert so down. The technical part of the show was also poor and outdated, may be 10 years ago this video projection of poor quality was great. The orchestra sound must be better - this is 2018 and they should use microphones to make a perfect sound to connect to the "show". There are some ridiculous dance numbers with cell phones and all these communist anti-propaganda. There is no leitmotif and logically developed direction - just chaos. And stage also looked poor because there were no decorations and they relied on this poor projection on a screen. Bottom line - we are very disappointed. Lost money and time. If you think that we are the only people who complain on this show, see "Shen Yun 2018 in south san francisco yelp"

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