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The Chinese dance performance group Shen Yun will be at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Dec. 27-29. (click for larger version)
December 11, 2013
COBB COUNTY, Ga. Why would someone who is not Chinese go see a Chinese show? Maybe because it is so mesmerizing that it transcends nationalities, so beautiful that it speaks a universal language and so inspiring that it touches upon something shared by all cultures.

Shen Yun Performing Arts provides just such an experience, and the company is bringing its unique production to Atlanta at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Dec. 27-29.

With breathtaking dance numbers, gorgeous costumes, a special orchestra, world-class vocalists and dynamic backdrops, Shen Yun resonates themes of courage, hope and triumph of good over evil.

How do people feel after watching the show?

"Tranquility, peace and harmonious synchronization," said one spectator after watching Shen Yun in Argentina.

"Absolutely spectacular," said Joyce Brooks, editor-in-chief of Black Tie Magazine, "An uplifting experience that doesn't have to deal with words."

Shen Yun derives its content from ancient Chinese culture, but audiences of all backgrounds easily connect with the fundamentally human culture.

The performance includes a series of short, energetic dances depicting Chinese legends and traditions, including the connection between heaven and earth. The music and dance expressively tell the stories, and two narrators fill in any cultural gaps with brief introductions.

At the core of Shen Yun choreography is classical Chinese dance. This is a richly expressive art form passed down and refined in imperial courts throughout many dynasties. Today, it has evolved into one of the most comprehensive dance systems in the world.

Shen Yun is now touring the globe with a brand new production. This holiday season, it brings an all-new show to Cobb Energy Centre on Dec. 27-29. To find out more, visit www.shenyun.com/atlanta or call 678-681-1868.

If you go:

What: Shen Yun

When: 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 27-29

Where: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339

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