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What You Need to Know About the Chinese Dance ‘Water Sleeves’

In traditional Chinese dance, water sleeves refer to extensions to the cuff of garment sleeves. Their name comes from the fact that the performers...

Taiwanese Businessman Gifts Shen Yun Tickets to Australian Firefighters

The 2019-2020 bushfire season was one of the worst in history for Australia. Firefighters around the country worked round the clock to put an...

The African-American Ballerina Bringing Ballet to the Streets of New York

Aesha Ash is a ballerina from the U.S. For most of her career, she was the only African-American ballerina dancing with the New York...

Is There a Link Between Chinese Shen Yun and Ballet?  

Some people think that the style of dance presented in a Shen Yun performance is similar to ballet. However, the truth is that Shen...

Audiences’ Hearts Synchronize With Theater Performances

Watching live theater performances often engages people more than a TV show largely because everything happens live, right in front of their eyes. The...

History & Culture: The Oldest Working Opera House in the World

In Naples, Italy, there is a theater that holds the record for being the oldest continuous venue for opera in the world. The "Teatro...

The 30th Anniversary Memorial Concert for the June 4 Tiananmen Massacre

Dr. Fengshi Yang, a well-known composer, conductor, and pianist, has been holding a yearly memorial concert for the past three decades in remembrance of...

The Monkey King Is a Superhero!

Sun Wukong, or the Monkey King, is a household name in Asia. Even a 3-year-old knows the story of this supernormal monkey being imprisoned...

Move Over Prozac, Shen Yun’s in Town

Could Shen Yun Performing Arts be an antidote for depression? I had planned to go see Shen Yun Performing Arts for the first time and...

Japanese Composer Joe Hisaishi

Ask any Japanese adult under 35 what their favorite childhood movie is and they’ll most likely mention My Neighbor Totoro, the film by legendary...

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