Pushing the Boundaries of Art
Shen Yun’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, deeply moving journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.
This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms—classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a glorious civilization of unrivaled beauty, artistry, and inspiration. We invite you to a realm where philosophers and poets alike sought harmony with the Dao, or “Way,” of the universe. Where maidens danced with ethereal grace and generals fought with explosive athleticism. Where timeless tales of valor and virtue were born. Where heaven and earth intersected, and even magic was possible.
Traditional Chinese culture—with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots—was displaced by communism in China. Today, only the New York-based Shen Yun is keeping this precious heritage alive on stage. And it’s an experience that will take your breath away.
Shen Yun Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization based in New York. Its mission is to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture, which under decades of communist suppression was left deeply scarred and impoverished. Shen Yun cannot perform in China today.
“There is a massive power in this that can embrace the world. It brings great hope… It truly is a touch of heaven.” —Daniel Herman, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic “The ancient Chinese wisdom will not only benefit the Chinese people, but also the whole world.” —Ted Kavanau, founding senior producer of CNN Headline News
“Mesmerizing! Reclaiming the divinely inspired cultural heritage of China … I encourage everyone to see and all of us to learn from.” —Donna Karan, fashion designer
“There was something pure and
bright and very dignified about them. The show gave me a real sense of goodness and meaning in life.” —Anna Liceica, soloist, American Ballet Theater