Classical Chinese dance Shen Yun show returning Phoenix Arizona on world tour

Shen Yun 2015 Preview trailer Shen Yun, the classic Chinese performing arts company is coming for their 2015 world tour, arriving Phoenix Arizona with stops at the Ikeda Theater in Mesa Arts Center, beginning on the eleventh of February; and ending at the Phoenix Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix Convention Center on the llth of February, […]

Shen Yun Brings ‘Journey to the West’ Tales to Life

Discover the epic tale Journey to the West as it shines in this entertaining and timeless dance performance. This work was published in the 16th century by Wu Cheng’en and is performed at Shen Yun Performing Arts, the critically acclaimed music company and introduces the world to the fantastical tales of the Monkey King as […]

7 Differences between Ballet and Classical Chinese Dance

Much like classical ballet, classical Chinese dance is one of the most complex forms of dance in the world. Relatively unheard of in the world of Western dance until a few years ago, this dance has become more popular since Shen Yun Performing Arts opened in New York in 2006. You may be surprised to […]

Hollywood is in for a treat with Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun 2015  will return to  Los Angeles , California this Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 22-25, for five shows at  the  famed venue,  Dolby Theatre, that will host the Oscars next month. Shen Yun creates a new production every year with Sixty dancers and a 40-piece Western orchestra taking the audience on a journey through 5,000 years […]

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2015 World Tour

Prepare to be enthralled and fall in love with this ancient and timeless view of Chinese culture and dance as Shen Yun hits a stage near you. Watch for them as they take their journey and bring more than 400 performances to over 100 cities across North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. If you’ve already seen […]

Classical Chinese Dancer & Choreographer: Michelle Ren

In Michelle Ren’s years with Shen Yun she has captured the hearts of audience members everywhere with her grace and ethereal performances. This dynamic, stunning, and beautifully trained dancer’s desire to share in the revival of Chinese dance is guaranteed to leave you enthralled when she performs with Shen Yun on a stage near you. […]

How to Enjoy Dance Shows at Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center

The Ikeda Theater at the Mesa Arts Center sits at the heart of downtown Mesa, Arizona and is owned by the charming city. This award winning theater is part of the Mesa Art Center, which has 14 art studios, five art galleries and four theaters. It is a beautiful complex and has interesting architecture which […]

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 Arts, a premier dance and music company, has used various blooms to signify an important component of Chinese culture. Some of the floral […]

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.