Shen Yun
03/21/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
"Dance has taken me to so many places. It has given me a chance to explore and do things I never would have done in life. It has taught me how to escape my limitations so that I may breathe in the vastness of all that is around me—the sky, the air, the earth. Sometimes when I dance I can barely feel where my physical form begins and where it ends. It's a state of pure potential. It's a state...
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03/19/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Grazie, Milano for a wonderful weekend. Our 2017 Europe tour is off to a favoloso start with all three of our performances sold out at the stylish Arcimboldi Theatre.

It was a joy to perform in one of the design and fashion capitals of the world—we knew you would appreciate the vibrant colors of our costumes and backdrops. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Next stop: Bruges,...
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Shen Yun
03/17/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
The ancients believed that beautiful music could actually place a person’s internal organs in harmony, therefore having a healing effect on the body.

Ancient Chinese doctors found that the different frequencies of different musical notes could harmonize the five elements—Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth—inside the body. So it is no surprise that Chinese music happens to be a five-tone, or...
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Shen Yun
03/16/2017 at 14:34. Facebook
Shen Yun
03/16/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
Chinese Mythistory is full of fantastic tales of the first emperors who ruled the Earth. Yandi is one of them.

Yandi was one of a kind: he had a man’s body, an ox’s head, and a transparent abdomen. He is better known as Shen Nong, the Divine Farmer, and this is his story:

Yandi was a benevolent emperor who, after not being able to help a dying man, was determined to find a way to cure...
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03/15/2017. Facebook
While perusing your photos taken at Shen Yun shows, we noticed a subtle theme—matching!

From matching outfits, matching colors to matching smiles! Keep your lovely pictures coming. We’ll notice them faster if you use the hashtag #ShenYun2017!

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03/14/2017. Facebook
“The beauty of the heart and the mind, and the spirit… that’s what flows from the Shen Yun performers.” — Jim Crill, producer.

In classical Chinese dance, as in all great art forms, real beauty comes from within. The origin of each movement stems from the heart, and flows outwards through one’s bearing and techniques. To achieve this, our performers follow an ancient ideal, namely that...
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Shen Yun
03/12/2017. Facebook
Hey Europe! We’re back! This year, again, we’ll be performing in historic theaters (sorry, theatres) in equally-historic cities across the Old Continent. We start our tour in Italy, in a city once home to Guiseppe Verdi and Leonardo da Vinci. Can you tell us which city that is?

We’ll be visiting Bruges, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Birmingham, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Winterthur, Bregenz, Geneva,...
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Shen Yun
03/11/2017. Facebook
Join us for another look behind the artists’ lens. These photos were taken this past week by Shen Yun performers while on the road during the 2017 tour.
Shen Yun
03/10/2017. Facebook
If variety is the spice of life, then Shen Yun is scorching on the Scoville scale for spiciness.

Broadway’s great. You can see herds of galloping wildebeest, visit the magical world of Oz, or hear the music of the night. Some shows can run for over 20 years. But sometimes you just want fresh and new.

Shen Yun is your solution. Besides presenting authentic Chinese culture, our show is new...
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Shen Yun
03/09/2017. Facebook
“This is a total life commitment… it’s just so well connected. It’s fabulous.”

Before Shen Yun premieres its new performance each year, the orchestras rehearse, and the composers fine tune, until everything is as perfect as can be. Tight, in sync, and powerful is what they aim for.

See what one audience member, a violinist, has to say:
Shen Yun
03/08/2017. Facebook
Can you touch your toes and go down into the splits? If so, then maybe it’s time for you to level up by trying out a cháo tiān dèng (朝天蹬)!

A cháo tiān dèng is a test of a dancer’s flexibility and balance. You can choose from three variations:

1.Bring your leg up from the front, until your thigh is against your chest and your shin is next to your ear.

2.Raise your leg up to the side until...
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Shen Yun
03/07/2017. Facebook
Chinese Idiom—神機妙算(shén jī miào suàn)
“Superb Strategy and Wonderful Insight”–or Clairvoyance?

Alexander the Great seemed to be born with it. Hannibal nearly toppled the Roman Empire with it. General Washington exuded it at every turn.

They each had that… well, just what do you call it? Fear not, the Chinese have a term: “shén jī miào suàn.” (Pronounced “shun-gee-meow-swan.”) It describes...
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Shen Yun
03/04/2017. Facebook
“I’m not doing this for myself...” Find out what gives dancers Daisy Wang and Madeline Lobjois the strength to tour for months on end, year after year.
Shen Yun
03/03/2017. Facebook
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 2017 tour.
Shen Yun
03/02/2017. Facebook
“The environments, the background, the use of color, the use of color and costume together—those types of things were very unique and inspirational,” said Robert Stromberg upon seeing Shen Yun. Robert Stromberg is the Emmy and Academy Award-winning production designer for Avatar and Alice in Wonderland.

Many audience members praise Shen Yun’s use of color, particularly the brilliant colours...
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Shen Yun
03/01/2017. Facebook
Sipping hot water in summer? Dancers Daisy Wang and Madeline Lobjois share some unlikely insights for a healthier, happier, more balanced life.
Shen Yun
02/28/2017. Facebook
Shen Yun’s 2016 classical Chinese dance story, Defending the Throne, tells the story of the showdown between the young Qing dynasty emperor Kangxi and his nemesis, Aobai. The young Kangxi was someone who cultivated a deep sense of forbearance, allowing him to choose the perfect moment to defeat Aobai. He became the longest ruling emperor of ancient China, with a glorious reign that lasted 61...
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02/26/2017. Facebook
Kick away the calories! Discover the secrets of dancers Daisy Wang and Madeline Lobjois for keeping lean and limber. What’s your secret?
Shen Yun
02/25/2017. Facebook
In the heart of Taipei stands a statuesque figure: straight, upright, with toes pointed directly upwards, body perfectly aligned with the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper.

Principal dancer Angelia Wang is demonstrating the zǐ jīn guān (紫金冠), a.k.a. the gold standard crown. A dancer kicks or swings her leg backward until she is able to grasp it with her hands, and then holds it above her head like...
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