“SHEN YUN, Reviving 5000 Years of Chinese Civilization” will be presented in the auditorium of the Silas Bronson Library Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.  The public is invited and admission is free to this colorful slide and video presentation of classical Chinese dance, which is one of the most comprehensive dance systems in the world.  Passed down from dynasty to dynasty among the people, in imperial palaces and ancient plays it has been refined into a distinctive dance system embodying traditional aesthetics.

    Shen Yun presents traditional colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music – a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization. 

    This program also includes a hands-on experience of dance props such as long ribbons, fans, and drums as it introduces the stories and legends of ancient China.

    The program is being presented by the Connecticut Chinese Culture Association, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote cultural exchange and service to Asian communities and to the general public.  Founded in new Haven in 2002, CCCA’s volunteers are dedicated to bringing together Chinese people from Mainland-China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Chinese-Americans with the ideal that all the Connecticut Chinese communities, including all social, cultural, scholastic and religious groups, be united to promote the grandeur of Chinese culture, and to better serve and contribute to the cultural diversity of American society.

    Members devote their talents, wisdom and effort to bridge the gaps between Chinese communities, to promote Chinese culture, and to assist newcomers in adjusting to the American community.