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Celebrating 10 Years of Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun Performing Arts, which presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, has turned 10 this year. To celebrate, they have released a commemorative video.

Dance movements based on 5000 years of divinely inspired culture bear the artists inner-world. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Dance movements are based on 5,000 years of divinely-inspired culture and bare the artists’ inner-self. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

In the video, the performers are shown sending birthday greetings, which reflect on how being part of Shen Yun has shaped them as artists and human beings.

Chinese history is filled with hundreds of deities, taoist immortals and Buddhas who play different roles in China's colorful history. These ancient stories are revived in Shen Yun. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Chinese history is filled with hundreds of deities, Taoist immortals, and Buddhas. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

The following is a selection of greetings from musicians, singers, dancers, and composers as they reflect on their experiences and what they have gained over the past 10 years as part of the Shen Yun family:

Artists have had to sacrifice a lot and leave behind their life in China for freedom of belief and to uphold their traditional culture. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Many artist had to leave their life in China for their beliefs and to preserve their traditional cultural heritage. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Shen Yun artists joining their hearts to work on the same goal to uplift and inspire their audience. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Shen Yun artists join their hearts to uplift and inspire their audience. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Artists practice meditation exercises of Falun Gong. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Artists practice the meditation exercises of Falun Gong. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

The Erhu (Chinese Violin) has a history of over 4000 years. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

The erhu (Chinese violin), has a history of over 4,000 years. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Shen Yun brings to life virtues from the stories of past dynasties where it was believed all lands were under the watch of Heaven, and belonged to no earthly king. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Shen Yun brings to life the virtues of past dynasties where all lands were under the watch of Heaven and none belonged to earthly kings. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Pure beauty and pure compassion have to come from the heart - Cindy Liu / Shen Yun Dancer. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

“Pure beauty and pure compassion have to come from the heart.” — Cindy Liu/Shen Yun Dance Performer (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Bringing to life a profound culture that was almost destroyed in China throughout the cultural revolution. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

Shen Yun brings to life a profound culture that was almost destroyed during China’s cultural revolution. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via YouTube/Screenshot)

The 2017 World Tour is about to begin, here is the trailer:

To find out more, please visit: Shen Yun Performing Arts official website.

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