Shen Yun to Begin 2014 Tour The Society November 30, 2013 Performing Arts 4 Comments The tour includes a large number of cities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. From Shen Yun’s website: REVIVING 5,000 YEARS OF CIVILIZATION 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. Related Post ‘The Voices of Shen Yun’ by Daniel Magdalen Your steps, unequal, hasten, departing from the race Where dust’s all that’s awarded, where just the fit survive, Pursuing trifles, anguished, forge... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 4 Responses Sharon F. Kissane, Ph.D. November 30, 2013 Your poem lifted my spirits- very well composed. Delightful. Reply Sharon F. Kissane, Ph.D. November 30, 2013 Your poem lifted my spirits- well composed- delightful. Reply The Society December 1, 2013 Glad I could brighten your day! Reply Damian Robin December 7, 2013 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. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.