Shen Yun Performing Arts Website Features the Performers Over Top Brass

Shen Yun Performing Arts Promo

Shen Yun Performing Arts, a New York-based company bringing traditional Chinese culture to the concert stage, is currently on its 2011 world tour. As it turns out, they actually have three companies which helps explain their ability to impress audiences simultaneously in London and San Jose.

The company’s website states that Classical Chinese Dance is not a form of ethnic or folk dance but is part of the traditions formed in the imperial court, much as ballet developed in Europe, and eventually absorbed Western influences which helps explain the contemporary look of their work.

Unlike many dance company websites where company members may or may not get a headshot or bio, Shen Yun Performing Arts seems to have information on just about everybody involved with their productions. An additional nice touch is an Artists Blog that features contributions from dancers, musician and a couple of Masters of Ceremonies.

Actually, this is the first time I’ve ever seen a dance company’s website that emphasized company members over choreographers, administrators and/or artistic directors!

Official Site: Shen Yun Performing Arts