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A DECADE OF SHEN YUN
Ten years ago, Shen Yun took a first step onto the world stage. That unforgettable holiday season at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, we met our first audiences. Perhaps some of you were among the festive number and remember?
From that show on, season-by-season we’ve bloomed and boomed. Ten years later—via our trademark classical Chinese dance and East-West infused music—Shen Yun has become a household name in umpteen nations.
From one company to four and counting, from a nine country-tour to 30-plus toured and counting, Shen Yun’s now hundreds of artists (and counting) will continue sharing our message and the beauty of traditional Chinese culture with the world.
So let’s take a glance back at our journey. And join us, for a dazzling dance into the future.
Chinese artists from around the world gather in New York with a vision. We form our first company (Shen Yun Touring Company) and launch our first production and touring season.
Debut in cities across North America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
Following the inaugural season’s huge success, a second company is added to the world tour, called Shen Yun New York Company.
Debut in 16 European cities.
A third company is added—Shen Yun International Company is formed.
First rendition of a Journey to the West episode.
Debut in South America (Argentina and Chile).
New website launched with news, multimedia, and the Shen Yun-pedia called Learn.
Debut at New York’s celebrated Lincoln Center, David H. Koch Theater.
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, which combines the smaller orchestras that tour with the dance productions, debuts at Carnegie Hall.
Shen Yun World Company is formed, making it four equally large companies touring the world simultaneously.
First Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra tour includes concerts in seven U.S. cities.
Shen Yun debut in Mexico.
Seven Shen Yun dancers receive top medals at the 6th New Tang Dynasty Television International Classical Chinese Dance Competition.
Shen Yun artists create the on-tour Photos of the Week project.
Shen Yun celebrates its tenth world tour!
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra debut in Asia (13 cities in Japan and Taiwan).
More companies, more cities, more shows!
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