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Reviving 5,000 years of civilization

Reviving 5,000 years of civilization Shen Yun Type: Theatre Children under four not admitted., See Shen Yun Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music. More details Date and time January 10 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Add to my calendar Location Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia Vancouver Contact 1.888.974.3698 Shen Yun captures the spirit of a culture long lost. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world.     It is a grand production with nearly 100 artists, 400 costumes, and the only orchestra in the world featuring both classical Western and Chinese instruments as permanent members. Shen Yun is the first company to present classical Chinese dance to the world on a large scale. And it has taken the globe by storm, performing in over 100 cities. Shows in top venues, like New York's Lincoln Center, are sold out. Think of it as a journey into a long-lost world you cannot see anywhere else—from ancient legends to heavenly palaces to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. You cannot even find a show like this in China, where this ancient heritage has been destroyed. But now you can experience it live on stage. Find out why artists and theatergoers around the world are calling Shen Yun "breathtaking," "mesmerizing," "a miracle," and "inspiring." Allow yourself to be taken away to distant lands and ancient legends. See Shen Yun and discover how you, too, can be inspired.  . Event Details. Location: 630 Hamilton Street