Shen Yun is a classical Chinese dance and music performing arts group from New York, set on reviving the almost lost, divine Chinese culture and traditional arts.
They started in 2006, and tour the world with a completely new show each year, refining the performances and taking the show to a higher level as each year passes.
Watch the Shen Yun trailer for 2016:
Below are some of the highlights of the audience reactions to Shen Yun Performing Arts over the years.
Chi Chao (Principal dancer from Birmingham Royal Ballet & actor from Mao’s Last Dancer):
“The coordination amongst dancers is excellent, hence, the dances presented are very harmonious and graceful. This aspect is especially rare and precious.”
Cate Blanchett (Award winning actor):
“It was an extraordinary experience for us and the children,” Ms. Blanchett said. “The level of skill, but also the power of the archetypes and the narratives were startling.”
“And of course it was exquisitely beautiful,” she added.
Valentine Palmer (Producer, voice coach, actor, and former singer, who has previously performed at the London Coliseum):
“Some of the pieces were so exciting that I was emotionally moved,” said Mr. Palmer, “I felt I wanted to cry, and I don’t cry easily.”
“I would say, if you’ve never been to China, come and learn some of the truths about China. And if you have been to China, come and see a China you don’t know about.”
Robert Stromberg (Oscar winning Production Designer for Avatar and Alice in Wonderland):
“It was so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
Lynn Pentz (Producer of Hands Across America and Live Aid):
“This is a real representation of what real power is… as you develop your life force, you purify and you embody virtues, and real power comes to you. Both in terms of consciousness and in terms of grace, and in terms of your ability to impact the physical world. Hopefully, to uplift it,” she said.