An Ancient Art Form
How is an art form thousands of years old still so amazing and fun to watch?
Grace. Beauty. Energy. Thrilling leaps and spins. Classical Chinese dance has it all.
Classical Chinese dance is extraordinarily diverse and boasts a wealth of techniques. It has been cultivated over millennia to become the comprehensive dance system we know today—one that is both elegant and exceptionally athletic.
Performers of classical Chinese dance must connect every movement with their innermost feelings. With a steady gaze following an outstretched arm or the swift point of a finger, dancers can vividly convey emotions and breathe life into the historical figures they portray.
Classical Chinese dance is a window into traditional Chinese values and aesthetics, and the perfect way to preserve precious traditions. That is why it’s the art at the heart of Shen Yun.