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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
“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 which is especially useful when trying to swim in schools. It’s important for fishes to stay […]
Dancing & touching people’s hearts
The New York-based performing arts company Shen Yun has exemplary artists in its roster. Taking pride in touring various parts of the world with the renowned Chinese dance company is Sebastien Chun. The talented dancer’s parents survived the atrocities during the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. They then resided in Paris, where Sebastien was […]
Aerial Work of Art – Ms. Lin-Jieh Huang (Artist Profile)
Lin-Jieh Huang, 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 midair like an elegant peacock.
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 time plays a costumed graceful lady of the court, and later, changes character into a strong noble woman general. One […]
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 dancers of Shen Yun are exceptional. Their performances exhibit power and energy that are at the same time moving and graceful. Mr. […]
Communicating Ideas through Dance Portrayals – Caroline Sercombe (Artist Profile)
Caroline Sercombe, a classical Chinese dance has been a favorite choice for several lead roles because of her incredible talent to convey profound emotions through body movements alone. She can share an idea or tell a story even when the audience cannot see her facial expressions.
Capturing Characters – Mr. Wei-Ming Kao (Artist Profile)
Wei-Ming Kao, principal dancer, can depict even the most complex character development through his dance performances.