Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts seeks to breathe new life into traditional Chinese culture, blending beauty, energy and grace. Dancers dressed in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns while a live orchestra and thunderous drums shake the stage, against stunning, otherworldly backdrops. Presented by New Tang Dynasty. Thursday, Aug. 26, through Saturday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Also Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29, at 1:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets are $79 to $150. Call 202-467-4600 or visit kennedy-center.org.