Chester Fritz Auditorium to present Shen Yun in classical Chinese dance performance

"China Before Communism" show blends one of the world oldest art forms with innovative multimedia and original orchestral works

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The Shen Yun Performing Arts company's show "China Before Communism" is described as "a brilliant artistic revival and celebration of China's rich cultural heritage," by promoters.

GRAND FORKS — The Chester Fritz Auditorium will present the Shen Yun Performing Arts company’s show, “China Before Communism,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24.

The performance will feature one of the world’s oldest art forms, classical Chinese dance, along with innovative multimedia and all-original orchestral works.

The company’s performers present a unique artistic vision that expands the theatrical experience into a multidimensional and deeply moving journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures, the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture, according to the auditorium website.

“Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of profound wisdom and divine beauty,” promoters say. “Prepare for an experience that will take your breath away.”

The Shen Yun Performing Arts company last performed at the Fritz Auditorium in May 2019, said Betty Allan, director of the Fritz Auditorium.


Tickets, priced at $83 to $183, may be purchased online at or in person at the Fritz Auditorium box office, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On the day of the performance, Monday, Jan. 24, it will be open through the show’s intermission.

The auditorium is located at 3475 University Ave.

For more information, call Allan at (701) 777-4090.

Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at or (701) 780-1107.
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