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Read What These Celebrities Say After Watching Shen Yun

Shen Yun is a classical Chinese dance and music performing arts group from New York, set on reviving the almost lost, divine Chinese culture and traditional arts.

They started in 2006, and tour the world with a completely new show each year, refining the performances and taking the show to a higher level as each year passes.

Watch the Shen Yun trailer for 2016:

Below are some of the highlights of the audience reactions to Shen Yun Performing Arts over the years.

Chi Chao (Principal dancer from Birmingham Royal Ballet & actor from Mao’s Last Dancer):

“The coordination amongst dancers is excellent, hence, the dances presented are very harmonious and graceful. This aspect is especially rare and precious.”

Chi Chao "Watching Shen Yun is just like embarking on time travel, reflecting on one's life and artistic experience," he said. (Image via Mao's Last Dancer trailer Screenshot/YouTube)
Chi Chao says: ‘Watching Shen Yun is just like embarking on time travel, reflecting on one’s life and artistic experience,’ he said. (Image: Mao’s Last Dancer trailer Screenshot/YouTube)

Cate Blanchett (Award winning actor):

“It was an extraordinary experience for us and the children,” Ms. Blanchett said. “The level of skill, but also the power of the archetypes and the narratives were startling.”

“And of course it was exquisitely beautiful,” she added.

Cate Blanchett. (Image via wickimedia commons)
‘And of course it was exquisitely beautiful,’ Cate Blanchett said after watching Shen Yun.  (Image via wickimedia commons)

Valentine Palmer (Producer, voice coach, actor, and former singer, who has previously performed at the London Coliseum):

“Some of the pieces were so exciting that I was emotionally moved,” said Mr. Palmer, “I felt I wanted to cry, and I don’t cry easily.”

“I would say, if you’ve never been to China, come and learn some of the truths about China. And if you have been to China, come and see a China you don’t know about.”

Robert Stromberg (Oscar winning Production Designer for Avatar and Alice in Wonderland):

“It was so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”

Lynn Pentz (Producer of Hands Across America and Live Aid):

“This is a real representation of what real power is… as you develop your life force, you purify and you embody virtues, and real power comes to you. Both in terms of consciousness and in terms of grace, and in terms of your ability to impact the physical world. Hopefully, to uplift it,” she said.

Cloud Maidens from Shen Yun Performing Arts. (Image via Screenshot/YouTube)
Dancers from Shen Yun Performing Arts. (Image via Screenshot/YouTube)

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Jessica Kneipphttp://www.jessicakneipp.net
Jessica grew up in the tropics of North Australia. She writes about films, and occasionally gets to write and direct them. She has a love of silent films, they are the closest she will ever get to "time travel." However, on some real travels she spotted a polar bear while visiting the Arctic, and has enjoyed the view of the Mongolian plains on a train from Russia to China. Her favorite fruit is pomegranate and her most memorable gift is a Super 8 camera from her husband, which she is keen to shoot some footage of Antarctic icebergs on one day.  

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