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yesterday at 02:00. Facebook
There are yellow wheat fields, the purple hue of the sunset, red flowers, green trees, the black soil of the land, and the crystal clear blue sky.

Are you imaging a collage of beautiful photographs? No, this is the beautiful dress of Chinese ethnicity known as the Yi. Each dress uses 30 feet of fabric, dyed with this spectrum of colors. When Yi dancers layer these colors on their bodies, and...
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Shen Yun
02/19/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
Perhaps you’ve heard of “piques,” “pirouettes,” and “fouettes”, but have you heard of “kua tui zhuan,” “sao tang,” or “tanhai zhuan?”
In both ballet and classical Chinese dance, dancers twirl on stage using a variety of spinning techniques. For most ballet turns, your body has to be upright, your bottom leg needs to be straight, and you need to stay on your toes (or on your pointe shoes)....
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Shen Yun
02/18/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
Perhaps you’ve heard of “piques,” “pirouettes,” and “fouettes”, but have you heard of “kua tui zhuan,” “sao tang,” or “he ye zhuan?”

In both ballet and classical Chinese dance, dancers twirl on stage using a variety of spinning techniques. For most ballet turns, your body has to be upright, your bottom leg needs to be straight, and you need to stay on your toes (or on your pointe shoes)....
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Shen Yun
02/17/2017 at 01:54. Facebook
If you’ve been to our performance before, you’ll know that ethnic dances—sourced from the 55 ethnic minorities that live across China—are featured in our pieces. The multitude of styles and the extensive range of colors one finds in the dances originate in the multitude of contrasting Chinese geographies and climates. This is also evident when one considers the vast array of costumes on...
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Shen Yun
02/16/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
Dancer Kaidi Wu warming up, illuminated by a warm glow, at Cleveland's State Theatre in Ohio, USA. Photo by Emily Pan.
Shen Yun
02/15/2017 at 03:19. Facebook
Chinese 101 - 喜 (xǐ) Joyful, be fond of

The Book of Songs is the first known collection of Chinese folklore, collecting works from the 11th to the 7th century BC. Its first poem was written by King Wen of the Zhou Dynasty who wrote for his wife, “I play the Guqin to be your friend. I play the bell and drums to make you happy.”

If we look closely at the character 喜 (xǐ), we see that the upper...
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Shen Yun
02/15/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
Chinese 101 - 喜 (xǐ) Joyful, be fond of

The Book of Songs is the first known collection of Chinese folklore, collecting works from the 11th to the 7th century BC. Its first poem was written by King Wen of the Zhou Dynasty who wrote for his wife, “I play the Guqin to be your friend. I play the bell and drums to make you happy.”

If we look closely at the character 喜 (xǐ), we see that the upper...
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Shen Yun
02/14/2017. Facebook
Chinese Fans

In China past, fans were as versatile as they were breezy. While many merely envision fans as cooling devices, ancient artists and poets used fans as their creative canvases, often carrying around blank bamboo fans in case of sudden inspiration while on imagination-probing journeys roaming through foreign cities or distant mountains.

Like the ideal ancient Chinese man who...
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Shen Yun
02/11/2017. Facebook
A Shen Yun dancer’s training is highly systematic and rigorous, and dancers spend many hours each day in rehearsal, stretching, and practicing choreographed dances. Our dancers also have to attain a deep understanding of traditional Chinese culture, and live its principles in their daily lives. For Shen Yun principal dancer Alvin Song, this strict training regimen really pays off, especially...
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Shen Yun
02/09/2017. 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
02/09/2017. Facebook
"It’s not your usual performance… It fundamentally suggests to you, really, that in the most dire periods in one’s personal life, when you are in the middle of conflict, one thing that is almost always valuable and always can defeat violence, is essentially a sense of internal peace, and using of compassion and care for each other.”—Dr. Mustafah Dhada, Professor of History

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Shen Yun
02/08/2017. Facebook
Many audience members have said that watching Shen Yun is like being in a dream. And for many of our artists, Shen Yun is the place where dreams come true. Dreams both big and small!

Alongside her dream of dancing with Shen Yun, dancer Betty Wang is still chasing a small, but very special dream. She wants to visit China, her homeland, to get a taste of a very special dish, the elusive tang hu...
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Shen Yun
02/07/2017. Facebook
Illustrious names and titles are common among Chinese rulers, but very few actually earned the coveted epithet, “the Great.” To earn this honorable distinction, not only did a man named Yu manage to quell some devastating floods, but he also established China’s first hereditary dynasty, the Xia.

Around 3,000 BC, torrential rain plagued the Middle Kingdom (China), creating extreme flooding....
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Shen Yun
02/03/2017. 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
02/03/2017. Facebook
“It was an unforgettable experience.”

“The performance showcased the long history and its spiritual implications. It transcended national boundaries and touched the very bottom of people’s hearts,” said jewelry designer Ikue Waki (2nd from right) after watching Shen Yun in Kyoto, Japan, with some friends.

We are performing in Nagoya now, the last Japanese city before our next Asia tour stop,...
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Shen Yun
02/01/2017. Facebook
So you’ve got your tickets! Now you’re thinking, “What should I wear?” Well, here’s your chance to come looking your best (it makes your experience that much more special). Pull out your evening wear - dresses, heels, suits, tuxedos (if you dare) - and come enjoy a lovely evening at the theater!
Shen Yun
01/31/2017. Facebook
Chinese Idiom: 聞雞起舞, wén jī qǐ wǔ — To Start Practicing at the First Crow of the Rooster

Roosters are known to crow at the first sign of dawn. In ancient times, a rooster crowing in the middle of the night typically signified a bad omen. Not everyone, however, believed that to be true.

During the chaos of the Western Jin Dynasty, there lived a young man named Zuti. War had led the Jin...
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Shen Yun
01/30/2017. Facebook
Celebrated by most of East Asia and many other communities around the world is something completely different from the New Year celebrated in the West. For starters, it doesn’t even happen on January 1st (Gregorian calendar)!

Traditional Chinese follow the lunar calendar, and New Year preparations and festivities can last a full month. In the old days, families prepared a huge spread of food...
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Shen Yun
01/28/2017. Facebook
Once upon a time, long, long ago, there lived a monster that would come out on cold winter nights, terrorizing the world. Villagers spent sleepless nights with their doors sealed tight as they waited for the darkness to pass. One day, they discovered that the monster was afraid of fire and loud noises. Inspired by this, they lit up fireworks and firecrackers, driving the monster away. This day...
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