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Magical Inspiration for all Ages: Shen Yun Performing Arts

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

Perhaps you have seen the poster for an artistic performance featuring a beautiful dancer leaping gracefully into the air. Dressed in vibrant silk colors, the enchanting dancer beckons us with her sublime artistry and elegance, inviting us to enter into a purer, more wonderful realm.

The poster is for Shen Yun Performing Arts, a New York-based group with a mission of reviving 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. Established by overseas Chinese artists who wished to portray authentic culture, free of Chinese Communist Party influence, Shen Yun has toured hundreds of cities, astounding the world with its beauty and artistry.

Since its founding in 2006, it has grown from one company to eight, each consisting of internationally renowned dancers, a masterful orchestra that combines Eastern and Western instruments, and astounding vocalists.

From the costumes to the animated digital backdrop, Shen Yun is a feast for the eyes. The performance is not only stunning to watch and listen to, but the pure beauty and goodness it emanates touches our hearts, tapping into a place filled with wonder and magic—a place that was perhaps always hidden in our hearts.

On stage, as the female dancers transform into heavenly beauties and the male dancers turn into mighty soldiers, we witness the fairy tales of old come alive. Everything we have been yearning for—a harmonious world, enchanting realms, and divine grace, unfolds before our eyes in a demonstration of pure beauty, pure goodness, and pure artistry.

Shen Yun travels through Chinese history, portraying timeless stories through the incredible medium of classical Chinese dance, an art form that is thousands of years old. Through such tales, parents have the opportunity to introduce children to concepts of right and wrong, of good and evil, all while enjoying a performance of boundless beauty and artistry. It's no wonder that Shen Yun continues to be an experience that we can cherish for years to come.

And that is why we at Phoenix Journey Books appreciate this performance so much and also recommend it heartily to all of you.

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