Shen Yun ‘Exquisitely Beautiful’ Says Cate Blanchett

SYDNEY—Academy Award winning actress, Cate Blanchett and her husband, playwright and director Andrew Upton, took their children to see Shen Yun’s Sunday matinee at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, Feb. 20.

The New-York-based Shen Yun is the world’s foremost classical Chinese dance and music company. Shen Yun seeks to revive and restore China’s 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture, including the spirit and values of the culture.

Mr. Upton and Ms. Blanchett, who are both artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company, saw Shen Yun with their three sons, Dashiell, Roman and Ignatius.

“It was an extraordinary experience for us and the children,” Ms. Blanchett said. “The level of skill, but also the power of the archetypes and the narratives were startling.”

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