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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: 201



1.0 star rating Former member of Shen Yun Performing Arts from Chicago, Illinois


I am writing this fair review to warn many Americans against the total mistake of spending big bucks on tickets and not getting what they expect. I know this deceitful company inside and out. I've seen all these idiotic shows and public reactions for years. I know idiots who run this whole deception. This is, of course, the great (as he calls himself) Master Li Houngzhi, the creator of the world and the universe, as well as the great savior of humanity and all living beings, also D.F., Shifu. The second number is his wife, simply Shimu. But sometimes she decides much more. The senile insanity of both is simply transferred and reflected in complete degradation in each show. Just find the biography of the Master ... and we will all understand this mediocre and uneducated person.The majority of the participants are absolutely unprofessional, like the Teacher himself, who surrounds himself with mediocre ones. But there are still professionals. The Americans themselves practically do not work in this company ... only the most mediocre ones. There are a lot of students from China and Taiwan. They come to America to improve their everyday and material problems. The master simply uses them. Each student costs the Academy quite decent money. Some even receive scholarships. And all these incompetent ones cannot organize high-level shows. Shen Yun follows the path of deception. The low-cost product has high-quality advertising throughout America and the world.

1.0 star rating Max Bilash from San Francisco, California


Lies in everything ... Shen Yun deceives the viewer with repeated advertising. The entire show consists of one Falun Dafa propaganda, religion and politics. Forcibly fed heresy ... if you do not read the book, then you will not be saved. There are now some YouTube videos ... where Shen Yun dancers try to move in the 1920s style. Are they ready to betray their ideals? Just to make the products sell better? They are very similar to prostitutes who are ready to be sold cheaper and cheaper. Don't fall for these tricks. Shen Yun has always been and will remain a heretical company. Tickets are always very expensive. Too low quality and level does not match the price of the tickets. Better to save money and spend on something else than ruin your evening. Very boring. I do not recommend it to anyone.

1.0 star rating Ivan from New York, New York


You never see all that was in advertising, because the most purpose this show is collecting money for a chinese cult. One very rich chinese family each year try collecting money. Now they save on everything, just to earn more. Therefore not need wait very high quality. The level all this Shen Yun show drop dawn every year. I was very sad. I guess too this organization have one professional group for recording videos and for recording advertising. Rest other groups just amateurs... but they take participation in show too. This is probably why lately many have rightly criticized Shen Yun. In general, all these shows resemble a feast during the plague. Mediocre and boring show. I cannot recommend for all and I want beware all American citizens not waste the money.

1.0 star rating Mary from Milwaukee, WI


This is the first and only time I’ve ever left at intermission. I was honestly embarrassed being there because it was so bad. The dancing was comparable to a middle school performance and the choreography was so boring I almost fell asleep. My sister and I had to refrain from laughing at the MCs because the were so boring and corny. The singers were terrible and I really think I could have practiced for a day and sounded better than them. I also could have gone out there in my slippers and been able to keep up with the dancers. It wasn’t even worth paying one dollar let alone the exorbitant amount of money they charged. This was a scam and I’d like my money back. The best thing about the show was being able to look back and joke about how awful it was. This was really something to see so you can understand what bad art is. What a joke.

1.0 star rating Lyung from Houston, Texas


this show is not worthy for a penny not even close to free ticket . very disappointed expecting any chinese's cultural dance but no! deceitful advertisement . i want my money esp my valuable time back

1.0 star rating Dawn Martinez from Chicago, Illinois


It appears that we should have looked at the reviews prior to purchasing tickets for the show. We were expecting a glorious production of artistic dance. This was the most Ridiculouslychoreographed show ever. I have seen better performance in a high school talent show. America‘s got talent has better performers. We left after the first three acts. We were hoping things would get better. But seeing a bunch of silly performers twirling napkins on the stage and doing acrobatic monkey tricks was ridiculous. We could not even believe that we spent money on the show. Please do not go to the show. It is absolutely the worst production we have ever seen.

1.0 star rating Jessica Kim from Denver, Colorado


My wife and friends often attend more renown performances, circuses, and broadways in Denver and Vegas. Sadly Shen Yun was only great for the first few scenes and the last, but everything in between became a monotonous display of duplicative movements and dances for 2.5 hours. Highlights of the show were the vivid colors, beautiful outfits, and highly effective lighting. Unfortunately, most of the stories were too short to fully indulge in, resulting in anticlimactic and rushed series of dance scenes. Also disappointing was that Shen Yun doesn't allow wine or alcoholic beverage sales per a bartender at the show. I get that its their show (but my tickets!) but I have never spent hundreds on a classy show before without enjoying a mid-show wine toast with friends. This was a first. They should mention it on their ticketing site so we could go elsewhere with our hard earned money. Lastly, the orchestra played a very muddled style almost as if they were holding back. Not impressed.

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