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Shen Yun Performing Arts Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 188



1.0 star rating from Toronto, Ontario


It’s all about Falun Gong. It’s all about politics. This show does not reflect anything about chinese culture. Do NOT go.

1.0 star rating M. Morgan from Boise Id


I was VERY disappointed. I saw the show several years ago and loved it. The costumes and dancing was amazing. So I was excited to go see it again last night. But I was VERY disappointed. The dancing was not good and only a few pretty costumes. The price was reasonable several years ago when I saw the production, but this time the prices were outrageous!!! Do not waste your time or money!!!!!

1.0 star rating Celia Heady from Boise, Idaho


My grown daughter and I attended the show this afternoon and left at the intermission. I will be kind and say this isn’t for everyone and in retrospect cannot believe many of the positive reviews were not fabricated. We were trying hard not to laugh and left as soon as possible. Save your money.

1.0 star rating from Toronto, Ontario


This show was among the worst performances I have ever seen of any kind. The set was non existent except for an interesting digital background that wore thin after a few of the numbers. The 'tenor' was a joke. His voice is reminiscent of a bleating sheep. The dancers were athletic, but artistically boring. With 2 exceptions (the Fairy Dance and Lost in Art), the performances were uninspired and not deserving of any credit. Finally, the political and religious (especially during the last 2 performances) of the evening were offensive. I wouldn't recommend this garbage to anyone and very much regret having wasted my time and money.

1.0 star rating Chris from Victoria, British Columbia


If you’ve seen the trailer you have seen more content than is in the actual show. Yes, colours are dazzling and the first two or three scenes capture your attention. Are there pretty moments, yes. Are there athletic moments, yes. However, the dancing is extremely basic covered by flowing fabric. There is intense political messaging and even a torture scene that would be troubling for many. The biggest problem is it’s just not worth the money. The video screen behind the acts suffers from terribly antiquated graphics and odd political messaging. And the between scenes commentary is highly contrived and needs work. We love performance arts and regretted going. More than 10 people around us simply left. Staying to the grand finale? Don’t. The last scene is the worst of the bunch.

1.0 star rating Elisa from Seattle, Washington


With the cheapest tickets being around $100pp, there's no reason for anyone to go see this performance. The message they seem to get a cross is the Falun Gong is the way, for everyone. Although, not for people who drink, to those who have premarital sex (especially with the same sex!) or to those who have "modern thought and acts". All in all, I felt like I was witnessing a religious cult selling it self as the true way because it is based on ancient teachings. They did try modernizing of the message in one act, which felt mormon-like with their crisp uniforms and praising of the gold covered book.

1.0 star rating TLC from Salt Lake City, Utah


I thought I was being super disrespectful when I laughed inside thinking maybe it’s just me, however by intermission half of my section was gone and a few more didn’t come back after. They advertised beautifully choreographed artful dances, and what we got was a joke. There was maybe 2 dances close to worthy but the rest was a JOKE. Wished I would have looked up reviews before purchasing.

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