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  • The Beauty of
    Divine Beings Dancing

    The gong resounds, the curtain opens, and a heavenly scene is right before your eyes. Fairies emerge from a sea of billowing clouds. Mongolians ride on horseback across grasslands as vast as the sky. Classic stories of love and loss, of humor and heroic deeds, come to life. You will be amazed by how vibrant, exciting, and profound classical Chinese culture can be.

    “An explosion of color and sound... Chinese culture in its fullest flower.”
    — Charlotte Observer

    A Divine Culture—Lost

    Through breathtaking dance and music, Shen Yun’s artists tell of a time when divine beings walked upon the earth, leaving behind a culture that inspired generations. Ancient Chinese wisdom, infused with Buddhist and Taoist spirituality and values, gave birth to everything from medical innovations to opera, dance, architecture, and even martial arts. But after decades of communist rule, much of this divinely inspired culture has been destroyed or forgotten.

    What's in a name?
    Shen means divine. Yun is personal bearing, or inner charm. Together, the name Shen Yun means the beauty of divine beings dancing.

    5,000 Years of
    Civilization Reborn

    Shen Yun is a brilliant artistic revival and celebration of China’s rich cultural heritage.

    Each performance consists of about 20 pieces, quickly moving from one legend, region, or dynasty to the next. Themes range from the delicate elegance of Tang court ladies to the battlefield heroics of valiant generals, from the timeless philosophical works of Lao-Tzu to spectacular scenes of magical realms. Some pieces also touch upon the topic of today’s China, shedding light on the oppression many experience for their spiritual beliefs, such as Falun Dafa. These tales of courage are often what audience members find the most touching and uplifting.

    Shen Yun’s works convey the extraordinary depth and breadth of genuine Chinese culture, and bring the magnificence of five thousand years of civilization back to life on stage.

    A Global Sensation

    Shen Yun tours to some 150 cities around the world each year. From Tokyo to Paris, Sydney to New York, Shen Yun’s live performances garner thunderous applause and accolades from full houses everywhere.

    Some audience members fly from other countries or drive hundreds of miles to see it. Others watch the same performance five or six times. Why? There are simply no words to describe it—you have to see it with your own eyes to find out.

    Join us for the experience of a lifetime.

    “Life affirming and life-changing… It’s an experience that will stay with you long after the final curtain.”
    — Stage Whispers

    One Million Audience Members Each Season

  • Exquisitely beautiful. An extraordinary experience for us and the children.
    —Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning actress
  • There is a massive power in this that can embrace the world. It brings great hope... It is truly a touch of heaven.
    —Daniel Herman, former Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic
  • I think it’s just magical. This is the fourth time I’ve seen the Shen Yun company, and I just can’t believe how perfect they are... The technique is flawless!
    —Athol Willoughby, Medal of the Order of Australia, ballet teacher & senior examiner
  • Exciting to watch and really inspirational!
    —Stewart F. Lane, six-time Tony Award–winning producer
  • I just feel blessed. I come away with feeling like a better human being for having experienced this magnificent event. It speaks not only to my intellect but to my heart.
    —Omega Medina, former senior manager of Classical Awards for the Grammy Awards
  • Enormously uplifting. The diversity and the quality of the performance was really first class.
    —Kate Reilly, artistic director of Melbourne School of Classical Dance
  • The most extraordinary cultural show I’ve ever seen... It transported me back in time.
    —Dr. Cyril Dabydeen, author and professor, University of Ottawa
  • Really out of this world! There is no word to describe it... If I had to, the words might be ‘divine,’ ‘reborn’ and ‘hope’.
    —Christine Walevska, Master Cellist
  • It was just brilliant, it was a brilliant production. I tell everyone, ‘You’ve got to see this.’ There’s nothing like it that I’ve ever seen.
    —Lee Meriwether, actress
  • Beautiful... A nimble mastery of traditional talents.
    —Chicago Tribune
  • A tantalizing and fascinating evening that made me want to stay and see more.
    —Opera Online
  • An explosion of color and sound... Chinese culture in its fullest flower.
    —Charlotte Observer
  • Entertainment of the highest order... An exemplary display of excellence.
    —Stage Whispers
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