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If you’ve driven around the city, you’ve likely noticed the familiar Shen Yun billboards promoting the world-renowned dance performance. But how has this production acquired so much visibility in Pittsburgh through the years?
We’ve pulled this story out of The Incline archives to share the scoop on why you can’t seem to escape Shen Yun, and the backstory behind why you may not want to.
Back in the halcyon days of 2019, then-Incline Co-Director Colin Deppen dove deep into the trenches to discover where the troupe’s endless marketing budget came from and why it’s so interested in finding an audience in the western hemisphere. In the process, he snagged memes of the highest quality from the miasma of the internet, our favorite being: A Shen Yun Billboard Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. (By the way, if you’ve never seen the film it’s referencing — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri — we highly recommend you give it a go!)
Get the full scoop on why you can’t escape Shen Yun billboards in The Steel City here.
And shout out to Incline reader Stacy F. for reminding us about this great piece when she shared it on Facebook to acknowledge the return of the performance this month.
Out of curiosity, have any Incline readers ever attended one for themselves? By all accounts, it’s a stunning show, and tickets are on sale now for its Jan. 21-23 run at The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts.