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Shen Yun: 5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn

May 7 - 8, 2019 Des Moines Civic Center

BACK IN ANCIENT CHINA, people once held that their magnificent culture was a gift from the heavens. Art was a way to explore this connection between humankind and higher realms. Today, Shen Yun is reviving this tradition. Through the universal language of dance and music, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of celestial paradises, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture.

Shen Yun cannot be seen in China today, where traditional culture has been devastated under decades of communist rule. Yet Shen Yun, a nonprofit based in New York, is now bringing the wonders of this ancient civilization to millions of people across the globe. The stunning beauty and tremendous energy of the performance are leaving audiences uplifted and deeply inspired.

Experience art that connects Heaven and Earth.
Experience Shen Yun!

SHEN YUN is a renter of the Des Moines Civic Center and is not affiliated with Des Moines Performing Arts. The views and opinions expressed in this performance are those of the show’s creator(s) and do not necessarily reflect the sentiments of Des Moines Performing Arts or its staff. 

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Running Time 2 hours, 15 minutes
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.
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