Happy New Year and Lunar New Year from all of us to you! A brand new season has begun and all five Shen Yun companies are currently touring the globe. Plus: Test your Lunar New Year trivia, hear from our star dancers, see photos from the first weeks of tour, and more!
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Photos of the Week
Photos of the Week
Check out performers’ photos from the first leg of tour.
Lunar New Year Quiz
Lunar New Year Quiz
Do you know your firecrackers from your dumplings? Test your Lunar New Year smarts!
Mythistory and Yu
Mythistory and Yu
According to legend, Yu the Great was the founder of dynastic rule in China and the virtuous tamer of floods.
Star  Survey
Star Survey
We asked our principal dancers: who is your favorite character to portray?
What’s the inspiration behind Shen Yun’s story dances?
Shen Yun’s short story dances are like little excerpts from Chinese history—from the Yellow Emperor of antiquity through the millennia of dynasties and all the way to the modern day. A unique feature of Chinese civilization is that its history has been recorded and passed down uninterrupted for 5,000 years, sometimes in vivid detail. This provides Shen Yun with vast source material, making it possible to revive this ancient culture on the twenty-first century stage.
In under ten minutes each, Shen Yun’s mini dramas recount timeless legends, bygone heroes, literary classics, celestial paradises, and more. Every dance embodies and celebrates the virtues that were at the heart of Chinese civilization for thousands of years: loyalty, courage, compassion, piety, and veneration for the divine.
Coming Up:
Next month, discover the all-new story dances of Shen Yun 2017!