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 amazing cultural experience. Whether you are listening to a free community band or symphony, enjoying a college or university ensemble […]

How to Watch Classical Chinese Dance as a Non Chinese Dancer

  In China, dancing is an extremely diverse form of art that consists of several traditional and contemporary dance genres. These dances cover an extensive range, starting from folk dances up to performances in ballet and opera, and might be utilized in ceremonies, rituals and public celebrations. Also, there are 56 officially renowned ethnic groups […]

Is Shen Yun Live Performance Worth Seeing? ( Video)

Is Shen Yun Show Worth Seeing? Shen Yun Performing Arts  is a New York based classical Chinese dance and music company.  They specialize in bringing to life  Chinese arts and traditional Chinese culture. Why can’t  Shen Yun be seen anywhere in China or DVD? China is too uptight.  It’s either you submit to heavy regulation […]

Which Came First – Classical Chinese Dance Or Ballet?

Aficionados of classical music often love seeing live performances of their favorite pieces accompanied by traditional dance acts. While ballet may have been the gold standard of classical music, it’s not necessarily the oldest of the classical dance genre. Here’s a brief history on both, as well as the overall verdict as to which is […]

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 learning the basic components like expressing innermost feelings, classical Chinese dance performers must also master the dance acting element. Classical Chinese dance may be distinguished […]

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

400 plus elegant Chinese costumes used in each of Shen Yun performances. All the costumes are handmade, each piece takes 8-15 hours to make.

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 come December, the peak of the winter season where everyone gathers to see yet […]

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 about the need for self-expression, as well as the need to see this self-expression in others. Here […]

The Five Greatest Classical Compositions Ever

Classical music has had a lot of hits throughout the centuries, and unlike the hits of today, their music is still recognized throughout the world today. Though there are many compositions that could be called masterpieces, these five have managed to earn the universal acclaim of just about every critic in history. 1. Symphony No. […]

Are Opera And Classical Music Still Important Today?

With the rise of pop music, jazz, and electronica, both opera and classical music started to fade away from the public eye. By 2013, people are beginning to wonder whether opera and classical music are still relevant to the modern world of music. Granted, you will not typically see today’s teenagers bopping their heads to […]