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 […]

Shen Yun at the Lincoln Center in 2013

Shen Yun performing artists has gotten a lot of raves from their  performance at the Lincoln Center (New York) in 2013. These raves come from no less than classical musicians, choreographers, academicians, television personalities, etc. BTW, 11 shows were nearly sold out which is no small feat for a venue this big. The Artists Most […]

How Was the 2013 Season for Shen Yun Performing Arts?

How Was the 2013 Season for Shen Yun Performing Arts? Simply put, it was hectic! 3 groups travelled 18 countries and totaled 354 shows. This was in the span of 6 months. So is it worth seeing for the next season? Return Trip Overseas Every year, Shen Yun increases its international audience. They visit more […]

Classical Music And Miss America

The Miss America pageant is one of the few beauty pageants that really has a major impact on pop culture. It is a pageant that first got people to associate tiaras, sashes, and plastic surgery with American beauty. What many people don’t know is that this famous pageant is that many of the judges which […]

Top 10 Greatest Classical Composers Ever (video)

Top 10 Greatest Classical Composers Ever: A survey was conducted with more or less 115 respondents on whom they think are the greatest classical composers. Listed here at what people think as the top 10 greatest classical composers ever. Some results didn’t come as a surprise, actually. 10. Gustav Mahler, 1860-1911 An Austrian composer and […]

An Extraordinary New Musical Experience at Carnegie Hall

Watch the 2013 trailer. Watch now Go Behind the Scenes with Shen Yun’s Musicians Shen Yun has attracted an array of top musicians from around the world. Hear the musicians talk about how Shen Yun has given them not only an avenue for excelling in their art, but also an unforgettable life experience. Watch now […]