Fuquay Varina invited to touch the past

January 2, 2014 by  

In just over a week’s time, the people of Fuquay Varina will have a unique opportunity to witness Shen Yun 2014, an evening of dance depicting over 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. Chinese dance has gentle elegance along with jaw-dropping spins and flips, which make it among the most expressive and rigorous of the world’s art forms.

The classical Chinese dance performance is accompanied by a live full western music orchestra and animated scenery. Vibrant costumes, graceful movements, and displays of amazing strength blend with the hypnotic sounds of ancient Chinese musical instruments (such as the erhu and pipa.) The sets and costumes will no doubt make interesting subjects for stationery printing.

Shen Yun Performing Arts is an independent, non-profit music and dance company based in New York. In 2006, a group of talented Chinese classical dance artists organized the company with the mission to revive the divinely inspired true Chinese culture and disseminate it throughout the world. This dream has come to fruition as every year the company travels to 100 cities in 20 countries. From the gong at the beginning of the performance to the final curtain call, the charm, grace and beauty of China is at the forefront of the show.

The first performance of 2014 will be Friday, January 10, at 7:30 pm at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 East South St. in Raleigh. There will also be two performances the following day at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm.