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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]