After a business trip to Beijing, you’ve found yourself increasingly interested in China, mostly but not exclusively because of your mainland energy investments. In any case, while the post-Cultural Revolution economy may be bolstering your bank account, you want to go deeper into the country’s cultural heritage. You had to cancel that bespoke silk-road cycling trip two years ago (damn bird flu) and aside from bimonthly client lunch dates at Au Mandarin you have relatively little knowledge of the country’s culture. Fortunately, Shen Yun is back in town! The performance, within the familiar confines of the David H. Koch Theater (irony duly noted), highlights traditional Chinese customs and religions. You’ll enjoy the perfectly choreographed spectacle of song and dance, all the while gaining a deeper understanding of the world’s newest superpower.
Shen Yun, The David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, from $80, available at http://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/shenyun2012/city/new-york.