Category: Traditional Chinese Culture

‘I Came to See Shen Yun With My Eyes, but I See With My Spirit,’ Audience Member Says

CALGARY, Canada—Shen Yun Performing Arts is delighting its audiences with five millennia of Chinese traditional dances and music. The colorful dances depict the true story of China’s ancient culture, one that has been largely lost since the present communist regime came to power. The Southern Albert Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary was the stage for Shen…


‘I Came to See Shen Yun With My Eyes, but I See With My Spirit,’ Audience Member

CALGARY, Canada—Shen Yun Performing Arts is delighting its audiences with five millennia of Chinese traditional dances and music. The colorful dances depict the true story of China’s ancient culture, one that has been largely lost since the present communist regime came to power. The Southern Albert Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary was the stage for Shen…


Spokane Audience Touched by Shen Yun’s Portrayal of the Persecution of Falun Dafa

SPOKANE, Wash.­—­Shen Yun Performing Arts is a nostalgic experience for audience members who have already visited China. It is a poignant moment to be able to admire the beauty of China’s traditional culture through a repertoire of classical Chinese dance and music, artforms which draw on China’s 5,000-year-old civilization. Terry Carlson, a semi-retired business owner,…


Shen Yun’s Dancers Delivered a ‘Spark of Light,’ Says Online Blogger

SYDNEY, Australia —When Shen Yun Performing Arts performed at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, Tim Perera’s immediate reaction was one of incredulity. “It’s beautiful. Unbelievable. I was really moved,” said Mr. Perera, an online blogger and computer programmer. The repertoire of story-based classical and folk dances and music illustrates the true beauty of China’s five millennia…


Shen Yun’s Story-Based Dances Are Immensely Pleasurable and Meaningful

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Chinese traditional culture was known as a divinely inspired culture, originating under the auspices of deities who shared their knowledge with mortals through the arts. Dance, music, painting, and writing were considered to be channels of knowledge that came from heaven. The mission of Shen Yun Performing Arts is to revive authentic Chinese…


Shen Yun ‘Is Like a Work of Art’ Says Photographer at a Seattle Performance

SEATTLE—Photographer Michael Doucet had wanted to see Shen Yun Performing Arts for many years, and when the world’s premier Chinese classical dance and music performance came to Seattle, he didn’t hesitate. “It’s so beautiful. Everyone … comes here to see the beautiful lines and the design. And I love seeing the traditional Chinese dance. It’s…


Photographer: Shen Yun Would Be a Dream to Capture on Film

SEATTLE—Photographer Michael Doucet had wanted to see Shen Yun Performing Arts for many years, and when the world’s premier Chinese classical dance and music performance came to Seattle, he didn’t hesitate. “It’s so beautiful. Everyone … comes here to see the beautiful lines and the design. And I love seeing the traditional Chinese dance. It’s…


Shen Yun Is Bringing People Together, Say Seattle Audience Members

SEATTLE, Wash.—It was a large family group that had come with Joseph Wamsley to see Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in Seattle. Perhaps as many 18 family members, said Wamsley. “It was great for the educational value, for the kids to see, to watch it and to hear the music,…


Birds in Chinese Painting

In traditional Chinese culture, the following idioms are often used to describe a perfect marriage: lute and zither playing in harmony, flowers blooming under the full moon, dragons soaring and phoenixes prancing, mandarin ducks playing in water, and swallows and nightingales flying in pairs. These metaphors are inspired by objects in nature, among which bird-related…


Shen Yun Makes Everything Right With the World: Former Navy Assistant Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world’s foremost traditional Chinese dance and music company, once again delighted an audience haling from all walks of life and all ages at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington on Feb. 15, many of whom were not watching the performance for their first time, or their last. The Honorable B.J. Penn…