The Higher Ori­gins of Tra­di­tional Beauty

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CHINA WAS ONCE known as the Land of the Di­vine. Leg­end has it that each dy­nasty came from a unique heav­enly par­adise. Over the course of five mil­len­nia, deities de­scended to Earth and took on hu­man form—play­ing roles from em­per­ors to heroes and from sages to gen­er­als. Their wis­dom and virtue laid the ground­work for China’s rich cul­ture. It is even said that clas­si­cal Chi­nese dance and at­tire mir­ror those in the heav­ens.

China’s dy­nas­ties have come and gone, and much of this her­itage has been lost. Shen Yun strives to bring this an­cient and myth­i­cal cul­ture to life on stage, re­viv­ing five thou­sand years of pro­found wis­dom and di­vine beauty.

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