April 2011 Newsletter

April 27th, 2011   •   Comments Off   
The London Colliseum

Shen Yun Performing Arts performs to a packed house in The London Coliseum.

SHEN YUN WAS RECEIVED by royalty and enchanted a packed house at the London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera, on April 5. Members of the British royal family sent their best wishes to the company. Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent was in attendance, expressing her deep feeling of connection with Chinese culture.

"Thank you so much for bringing Shen Yun to us here in London," said the Princess, who said she especially loves the erhu, also known as the Chinese violin. Lord Parkinson, an esteemed British politician, said, "Absolutely beautiful, very elegant, and very full of energy. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing."


Taiwan's National Theater

Shen Yun performs in Taiwan’s most prestigious venue: the National Theater.

How do you know the best Chinese restaurant in town? Your best bet is the one that attracts ethnic Chinese people themselves. For Chinese classical dance, there is no better barometer for an authentic and exquisite feast of the senses then Taiwan, the seat of traditional Chinese culture and an Asian economic powerhouse.

Shen Yun just wrapped up a 38-show run in Taiwan, almost completely sold out. The finale was held at Taipei’s National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall on April 21.

"The synchronization was perfect. The musical expression matched the dancers’ movements excellently. Absolutely top-notch," said the Conductor of the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Tien-chi Lin.


Returns to New York City

David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

June 23-26       Buy Tickets Now


Pasadena, California    April 28 – 30

Vienna, Austria    May 1 – 4

San Diego, California    May 3 – 5

Los Angeles, California    May 6 – 8

New Brunswick, New Jersey    May 6 – 8

Bratislava, Slovakia    May 7 – 8

Audience Remarks

HRH Princess Michael of Kent

“A marvellous evening…I am completely enchanted.”

HRH Princess Michael of Kent

Stephen L. Norris

“It’s a performance that truly nourishes and lifts the spirit.”

— Stephen L. Norris, Co-founder of The Carlyle Group

John McColgan

“The dance is very elegant and very athletic, very skilled … it’s a pleasure to watch.”

— John McColgan, Riverdance Producer


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Box Office Opens May 2

Purchase Tickets Now for Best Seats

Shen Yun Returns to Lincoln Center in JuneFOLLOWING THE
enthusiastic reception for its January run, Shen Yun Performing Arts is returning to Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater on June 23-26. Performing the very best selections from the company’s vast repertoire of music and dance, the June performance will delight fans of Shen Yun past and present.

With only five performances, seating is limited. The box office opens to the public May 2.

To ensure the very best seats, order your tickets today online or call 800-818-2393.

Timothy Wu

Shen Yun Principal Dancer

AT THE TOP of his field, Timothy Wu is among the most highly regarded Chinese classical dancers in the world and is a principal dancer for Shen Yun Performing Arts.

"Chinese classical dance has its own unique set of techniques; it has its own set of dance movements that are completely different from other dance forms," said Timothy. "It emphasizes not only your outer figure, but also what’s on the inside."

Timothy studied classical Chinese dance at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, where his skills and technique excelled. He has been performing for large audiences in New York and internationally since 2004. In 2008 and 2010, he was a gold medalist in the men’s division of New Tang Dynasty Television’s International Chinese Classical Dance Competition.

View online profile of Mr. Wu.

Timothy Wu competing in the NTDTV International Dance Competition
Timothy Wu competing in the NTDTV International Dance Competition, which brings together the world’s foremost classical Chinese dancers.


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