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Colorful Journey to the West   

From Monkey’s extraordinary birth out of a mystical mountaintop boulder to his rollicking adventures in the Dragon King’s underwater palace, each new season of Shen Yun brings an unforgettable rendition of a Journey to the West episode to stage! Read More…

Dynamic Technique Collection   

Shen Yun’s rising stars present the athletic range of classical Chinese dance.

A Look Back at Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra’s Asia Tour

Last Autumn, the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra traveled to Asia, without dancers, during its own world tour. Filled with interesting food and warm applause, Shen Yun percussionist Tiffany Yu’s video blog reminds us of what it’s like for our musicians on the road.

Our musicians are currently accompanying Shen Yun’s dancers on the 2018 World Tour. No matter where you watch Shen Yun, don’t forget that the magic melodies filling the air don’t just make themselves. Take a peak in the orchestra pit!

Will Non-Chinese Speakers Understand the Show?

The Shen Yun performance is enjoyed by people of all backgrounds from around the world. Every show is hosted by two bilingual emcees (speaking in Chinese and English, or the local language) who guide you between the programs, briefly introducing each piece and providing helpful background information. Throughout the performance, they fill you in on different aspects of Chinese dance, music, culture, and history.

Dance and music are universal languages that transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries. Top that off with the help of our emcees, and you’re bound to be in for an experience like no other.

Fourteen Sold-Out Performances at Lincoln Center

New Yorkers and out-of-state visitors alike were treated to an evening of music and dance derived from five thousand years of culture. Some said they had journeyed far, flying in and booking a hotel, exclusively to attend a Shen Yun performance.

“I absolutely adore it. It shows a side of Chinese culture that I didn’t know anything about,” said one audience member, herself a dancer.


Lunar or Solar—Why the Chinese and Western Calendars Differ So Greatly

Moon Festival is just around the corner, but which day does it fall on exactly? We’ve got you covered here

With the Moon Festival (also known as Mid-Autumn Festival) coming up, you probably want to know how to calculate the day it falls on as it appears on a different day of the calendar every year. 

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Is There Spirituality in Chinese Culture?

China was once known as the Divine Land. This profound name describes a time in China’s ancient history when deities and mortals coexisted, and a belief that the divine transmitted a rich culture to the people of the Earth.

For thousands of years, Buddhism, Taoism, and other disciplines were at the heart of Chinese society. People lived by principles such as benevolence and justice, propriety and wisdom, respect for the heavens, and divine retribution. Calligraphy, music, medicine, attire, and much more were said to have been passed down from the heavens.

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New York’s Love Affair with Shen Yun Continues—Company Performs to Sold Out Shows

Shen Yun Performing Arts came back to New York’s Lincoln Center with an enthusiastic response from their home state. The classical Chinese dance and music company was set to perform just 10 shows at the David H. Koch Theater in Manhattan, but ended up adding another four shows when the first 10 sold out. Their last one ended Sunday, Jan. 21.

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Graceful Steps in Toronto

Here is a sneak peek of what’s to come! Next week, we will share a stunning album of behind the scenes photos taken at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Posing here exquisitely upon the stairs are Principal Dancers Michelle Lian, Hsiao-Hung Lin, Angelia Wang, and Evangeline Zhu (L to R). (Picture taken by Principal Dancer Kenji Kobayashi)

First Weeks of Shen Yun 2018

Join us for a look behind the artists’ lens. These photos were taken this past week by Shen Yun performers while on the road during the 2018 tour.

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