Traditional Cultural Revival

Reviving Traditional Chinese Culture


Aristotle once said: “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”  We believe that at the heart of any touching artwork is surely artists with passion and inspiration connected to something greater.

In ancient China, artists looked to the divine for inspiration. They would meditate to seek virtue and harmony. They believed that to create art that uplifts, they must first cultivate goodness and be one with nature.

Chinese culture is also known as “divinely inspired” culture, and is the only culture in the world to have a continuous recorded history of 5,000 years. It has left behind valuable literary classics, historical documents, cultural relics, and national records reflecting its immense scope.

Furthermore, alongside martial arts endures a long legacy of different performing arts, including different forms of Chinese opera, a wide kaleidoscope of dramatic traditions, a musical tradition featuring many unique instruments, and a plethora of dance forms, including the sublime, Classical Chinese dance.

We believe that genuine traditional Chinese culture has great value for our society and people today. Our mission is to revive this rich cultural heritage through art and performance. We wish to highlight artists with a heart to inspire and uplift their audiences and create new classics while honoring our divinely inspired traditions.


Shen Yun is a brilliant artistic revival and celebration of China’s rich cultural heritage. Their works convey the extraordinary depth and breadth of genuine Chinese culture and bring the magnificence of five thousand years of civilisation back to life on stage through Classical Chinese dance and music. 

In the West, we are familiar with ballet and performances like the Nutcracker or Swan Lake. But there’s another classical dance form with a long history that has only recently burst onto the world scene. It is called classical Chinese dance. 

Classical Chinese dance was once passed down among the people, in imperial courts, and through ancient plays. Over thousands of years, it was constantly refined and eventually developing into this incredibly beautiful and expressive dance form Shen Yun presents today. Alongside ballet, it is also one of the most comprehensive dance systems known to humankind.

Each year Shen Yun tours some 150 cities around the world. From Tokyo to Paris, Sydney to New York, Shen Yun’s live performances garner thunderous applause and accolades from one million audience members each season.

Join Shen Yun’s Scandinavian tour 2023 for a memorable and inspiring experience.


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