Mark your calendars, classical Chinese dancers coming to Ogden

Shen Yun, a professional troupe of classical Chinese dancers, acrobats and musicians is coming to Utah.

Performances are March 12 & 13 at the Val A. Browning Center at Weber State University in Ogden. Ticket prices range from $50 – $120.

The show is sold as a family-friendly spectacular but gets mixed reviews with some theater critics calling it propaganda cloaked in art. Most of the troupe’s members are Falun Gong, a religious group persecuted under Chinese communist rule.

It’s possible that chilly receptions to the show’s less-than-subtle message speaks to western/eastern cultural differences in the consumption of art and media.

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