Shen Yun Performing Arts

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Shen Yun Performing Arts, formerly known as Divine Performing Arts, is a performing-arts and entertainment company based in New York.[1] It performs classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dance, and story-based dance,[2] with orchestral accompaniment and solo performers. The Shen Yun website translates the phrase shen yun as "the beauty of divine beings dancing".[3]

Shen Yun was founded in 2006 by practitioners of Falun Gong, the spiritual discipline,[4][5] with the mission of reviving "the essence of 5000 years of Chinese culture," which it states to have been nearly destroyed by the Chinese government.[6] Performances around the world are hosted by local Falun Dafa Associations.

The group is composed of three performing arts companies: The New York Company, The Touring Company, and the International Company, with of a total of over 200 performers. For seven months a year, Shen Yun Performing Arts tours to over 130 cities across Europe, North America, Oceania, and Asia.[7] Shen Yun's shows have been staged in several leading theaters, including New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,[8] London's Royal Festival Hall, Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center, Paris' Le Palais de Congrès.[5] The company has performed extensively in Taiwan,[9] but has yet to perform in Mainland China or Hong Kong. The show's acts and production staff are trained at Shen Yun's headquarters in Cuddebackville, in Orange County, New York.[7]

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