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Petal Power

Petal Power – Language of Flowers in Chinese Performing Arts

Chinese people are noted for attaching meanings to certain things. Flowers, for instance, hold special meanings.In the realm of dance & music, blooms convey more than beauty. The Shen Yun Performing … [More...]

Classical Chinese Dance

Classical Chinese Dance

Classical Chinese dance can entrance audiences everywhere. Yet few people realize how training plays a critical role in perfecting the graceful moves shown by classical Chinese dance performers.Apart from … [More...]

Shen Yun Ethnic Dance: Dai dance

Dance Creation – How a Shen Yun Dance Comes to Be

September is off-season for the Shen Yun Performing Arts. On the other hand, it is the time of year when the Shen Yun Performing Arts groups are in the midst of their "first draft". A big show is on its way … [More...]

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Shen Yun Couture Behind the Scenes – An Experience of the Making of Shen Yun costumes

Aside from the outstanding performance, another great thing you will remember after seeing the Shen Yun performers on stage is their costumes. Cindy Liu, a principal dancer of the Shen Yun Performing Arts could … [More...]

Live Dance Performance: Kong Fu Monk Shaolin temple

Live Performances: More Value Than You Think

Shen Yun Performing Arts Live Performance Samples:When was the last time you enjoyed a live performance? Well if it’s been longer than you can remember, you’re really missing out on the wonders of an … [More...]

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Performing Arts: The Vital Role It Plays In Our Lives

Have you ever tried to express yourself without the use of your body or voice? Is it even possible? To understand the vital role that the performing arts will play in our lives, you'll need to understand more … [More...]

Fish Light

“Fish light”—The Dancer’s Magical Dance Weapon

"Fish light" is a magical weapon you can use in dance. Fishes have eyes on the sides of their heads helping them to always be on the lookout. Fishes can sense objects by detecting small vibrations around them … [More...]

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Aerial Work of Art – Ms. Lin-Jieh Huang (Artist Profile)

Lin-Jieh Huang, adorned in her beautiful peacock costume, leaps into a 180 degrees plus split in the air in her solo performance. Her gracefulness and control of movement could defy gravity. She pauses in … [More...]

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Shen Yun Artist: Ms. Jun Zhu ‘Lily’ Wang, Dancer Playing Multiple Lead Roles In Several Shen Yun Performances

Discover how a Chengdu, China native, Jun Zhu 'Lily' Wang, who started dance training at age 3, completely switches into opposite complicated roles in just one evening on the stage.Ms. “Lily” Wang at one … [More...]

Shen Yun Dancer: Mr. Cao Yongxin

Strength and Honor Depiction through Dance Mr. Cao Yongxin (Artist Profile)

The male dancers were spectacular with their classical Chinese dance performance at The London Coliseum. Cao Yongxin was fortunate to have danced in practicum with the Shen Yun Performing Arts. Truly, the male … [More...]

Shen Yun Dancer: Caroline Sercombe

Communicating Ideas through Dance Portrayals – Caroline Sercombe (Artist Profile)

A dancer can share an idea or tell a story even when the audience cannot see her facial expressions. Caroline Sercombe, a dancer performing with Shen Yun Performing Arts shares her expertise…Shen Yun is a … [More...]

Shen Yun Dancer: Wei-Ming Kao

Capturing Characters – Mr. Wei-Ming Kao (Artist Profile)

Wei-Ming Kao can depict even the most complex character development through his dance performances. In “Sand Monk Is Blessed,” Mr. Kao played a divine being banished to the human world then turned into a … [More...]

Shen Yun Dancer: Yangmuye ‘Ben’ Chen

Noble Dance Portrayals – Mr. Yangmuye ‘Ben’ Chen (Artist Profile)

Yangmuye ‘Ben’ Chen moved from Beijing to the UK when he was 9 and went to school in London. Most of his classmates were non-Chinese and came from all over the world, and his mind was opened to new things. … [More...]

Shen Yun artist: Chen, Tao Yung

Shen Yun Artist: Cheng Tao-yung found fulfillment in classical Chinese dance

Classical dance performers who connect with audiences are a special breed of people.A good example is Cheng Tao-yung, a talented Taiwanese dancer who has performed in numerous performing arts venues across … [More...]

Artist James Prosek

Artist James Prosek: Why Categorize and Limit Nature into File Cases?

Remember memorizing taxonomy in our biology classes? - “Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus …” But why do we really try to name and categorize every species our eyes lay on? Why do we attempt to label … [More...]

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