Ren and Shen: Chinese Humans and Superhumans
Presented by Atlanta Chinese Dance Company
Ren and Shen: Chinese Humans and Superhumans explores Chinese beliefs, traditions, and lifestyle through many angles -- from heaven to earth, from rural to urban, from young to old, from ancient to modern, from work to school to play, and through the lens of "Wu Xing" (the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water). Ren (human being, person, or people) captures the joys and sorrows of human relationships among Chinese people. Shen (god, deity, supernatural, or spirit) introduces supernatural beings in Chinese mythology.
Featuring professional guest artists from the acclaimed Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company in New York, over eighty Atlanta Chinese Dance Company dancers, and a selected group of teenage refugee girls from all over the world from ACDC's educational outreach program with the Global Village Project!
Founded in 1991 by Hwee-Eng Y. Lee, the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company entertains and educates audiences on Chinese history and culture through the art of Chinese dance. The company has a proven track record of enchanting Chinese and non-Chinese audiences alike. In the words of an audience member from ACDC's 2013 sold-out production, "This is a phenomenal, world-class, first-rate astounding show. It is spectacular! The dancers are totally committed and professional. Amazing attention to all details -- slides are gorgeous and fun! It is complex in a stimulating way. It is beautiful and cinematic. It has perfect rhythm and flow. It is moving and dynamic. A million 'thank you's!' I only wish the whole world could see it!"