Wed, 15. Apr 2020, 14:00
5000 years of high culture awakened again
Shen Yun Performing Arts is the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company. Shen Yun was established in New York in 2006 by elite Chinese artists. They came together with a shared vision and passion—to revive the lost world of traditional Chinese culture and share it with audiences worldwide.
Chinese dance is at the heart of what Shen Yun does. Known for its incredible flips and spins, and its gentle elegance, it is one of the most rigorous and expressive art forms in the world. China’s deep cultural traditions are contained in classical Chinese dance, allowing its movements to be richly expressive, such that the personalities and feelings of characters can be portrayed with unparalleled clarity.
While folk and ethnic dance might whisk you away to the plains of Tibet or the shores of a Dai village, story-based dances give dramatic portrayal to the cherished dramas and legends of past and present. Figures from 5,000 years of Chinese culture embody the most exalted virtues of Chinese civilization, and convey a message that is still relevant today—such as in the tales of heroine Mulan or general Yue Fei.
The Shen Yun Orchestra combines the spirit, beauty, and distinctiveness of Chinese music with the precision, power and grandeur of the Western symphony orchestra. The result—two great traditions producing one refreshing sound. Shen Yun takes musical storytelling to a whole new level. Written exclusively for the performance, the music features historic melodies as well as dramatic narratives.
With state-of-the-art graphics technology, Shen Yun’s digital-backdrop team creates vividly animated settings, extending the stage and transporting the audience to a world where heaven and earth are one. Shen Yun’s stunning costumes are inspired by the designs of traditional attire, with brilliant colors used to tailor hundreds of new pieces each season.
Based in New York, Shen Yun is completely independent from mainland China, and is a must-see cultural experience across Europe, North America and Asia.
You can find here further information about SHEN YUN, SHEN YUN Performing Arts and SHEN YUN Symphony Orchestra.