The tour includes a large number of cities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

From Shen Yun’s website:


Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.

A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance.


Upon Seeing Shen Yun

By Evan Mantyk

How they fly now through the air
With such poise and splendid flair
With a grace and force unique
As if fueled by pure mystique!
What’s the tale that they unfold
Costumed bright and bravely bold
Backdrops grand of landscapes vast
From what milieu was this cast?

When I leave the brilliant show,
I can feel a soft light glows,
Lifts my feet each step I go,
Carries me upon its flow.

What lifts them up lifts me now;
Art is real, I don’t know how.


Evan Mantyk is an English teacher and poet living in New York.

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  1. Damian Robin

    Have you looked at the 30 second vid at the top of Evan’s poem, Sharon?
    It may give an idea how his feet rose.


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