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Shen Yun  The world’s premiere classical Chinese dance company, Shen Yun brings to life a lost culture through profoundly beautiful art. Tag #ShenYun

Dancers Johnny Cao and Allen Li are "heels over head" about Mexico's Guadalajara City. Here they pose at the beautiful Conjunto de Artes Theater, where Shen Yun held four sold-out performances.

Framed by Barcelona's Gran Teatre Del Liceau, Principal Dancer Kenji Kobayashi demonstrates a cháo tiān dēng (朝天蹬) translated as “vertical leg hold.” Shen Yun held two sold-out performances in Barcelona. This illustrious opera house, built in 1847 and located on the famous La Rambla Boulevard, has a fascinating history of which Shen Yun is now a part!

As professional dancers touring the world, Shen Yun performers don’t waste a second. Here, between eight sold-out performances in Washington, DC, some of our female dancers keep themselves in top form. We want to give audiences nothing but the best!

Shen Yun Debuts in Israel!

We had four sold-out performances in Israel's second largest city—Tel Aviv. Take a peek at our photos to experience our first ever visit to Israel!

In Korea, our Japanese emcee Xiangmei and erhuist Linda Wang dress in ancient Korean style while visiting Gyeongbokgung's Northern Palace. What classical elegance!

We sold out at the Pomona’s Bridges Auditorium in Claremont, California – March 30 to April 1. Nevertheless, we took time out for a quick photo shoot. The camera’s focus here is on Principal Dancer Liz Lu as she so nimbly and ably poses.

In the second picture, Liz Lu is blending beautifully with the natural environment.

All roads lead to Rome, so it was inevitable that one day we would arrive here. We loved sightseeing but, as another old saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day—alas, we found out that it also can't be seen in a day. But rest assured, we will be back. In these pics, dancer Felix Sun, captures beautiful new angles of many classic landmarks.

Principal Dancer Angelia Wang warms up before the show at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome. This explosive midair movement is called Firebird and is an essential technique for female classical Chinese dancers. It is a back leg kick that requires a fusion of flexibility, strength, and coordination.

Shen Yun held two sold-out performances at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Italy on March 19. Since Rome is the home of some of the greatest European art, it is not surprising that Shen Yun’s artistic beauty resonated with many audience members, who noted the original designs of the spectacular hand-sewn costumes, the magnificent original art on the 30-foot tall interactive background, and of course, the exquisite grace of the dancers. Rome is also a spiritual and religious center that includes Vatican City, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. The spiritual themes from China's 5,000 years of culture also resonated with audience members. “The performance had an absolute force of attraction that came from the omnipotent Lord,” said Giovanni Aldobrandini, a professor and member of an Italian noble family.

Caroline Haffner Murat, a pianist and member of the noble Murat family of France, said, “Shen Yun is a profound revelation from higher beings. We can feel it. I was very touched.”

They love Taiwan! Principal Dancers Elsie Shi (left) and Olivia Chang backstage at a theater in their homeland, Taiwan.

After shooting some incredible pics of his fellow dancers, we get to see one of the dancers behind the lens, Principal Dancer Kenji Kobayashi!

Here we see him performing the hawk spreading its wings while balancing on a railroad track in Denver, Colorado. These poses look easy when Shen Yun dancers are performing them, but to execute them with grace and precision requires years of intense training, both physical and mental.

"Halfway there!" said Principal Dancer Ben Chen, who is now halfway through our 20-show run at the Merriam Theater, in Philadelphia. As you can see from this photo that Ben Chen took, the dancers are still just as merry as ever, even amidst the snow. Tonight we're preparing for another sold-out performance and 7 more to go!

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