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Merrill Auditorium|20 Myrtle Street, Portland, ME | Map

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EXPERIENCE The Beauty of Ancient China Before Communism | SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, deeply moving journey. Featuring one of the world’s most ancient and richest dance systems—classical Chinese dance—along with dynamic animated backdrops and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. Shen Yun Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization based in New York. Its mission is to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. Traditional Chinese culture—with its deep spiritual roots and profoundly optimistic worldview—was displaced by communism in China. While Shen Yun cannot perform in China today, it is sharing this precious heritage with the world. * “This is the best I have ever seen. It was so uplifting. It spoke to everything that is good in this world.” —Glen Duncan, Grammy Award-winning musician * “It makes you dream of a heavenly world. It’s something that really restores you, regenerates you.” —Filippa Giordano, famous Italian-Mexican Singer * “I am so blessed to watch it. I felt a very strong, beautiful energy.” —Paige McNamara, dancer * “Shen Yun brought something most needed in this world—hope: hope for a better world, hope for a better future, hope for a better life.” —Jesse Miranda, producer * “Shen Yun is a transformative experience for body, soul, heart, and mind. This is the wisdom of all the ancient lineages.” —Douglas Beechwood, producer * “Absolutely the greatest of the great! The words to describe it might be ‘divine,’ ‘reborn,’ and ‘hope.’ You have to see it to believe it.” —Christine Walevska, master cellist Shiana Ferng "What is essential is invisible to the eye." —Antoine de Saint Exupéry