Submitted by: Jessica D. Russo, Psy.D., Corporate Partnership, Greater Philadelphia Asian Culture Center

The Greater Philadelphia Asian Culture, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is proud to support Shen Yun Performing Arts, a classical Chinese dance and orchestral company that has been enthralling audiences around the world since 2006. With stunning choreography, sublime music and state-of-the art backdrops, Shen Yun presents a unique opportunity for organizations to reach a diverse clientele.

The company has scheduled four performances for the 2012 season in Philadelphia:

January 6:  7:30 p.m.

January 7:  2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

January 8:  2:00 p.m. 

Shen Yun, based in upstate New York, seeks to revive the true 5,000 year old artistic tradition of China that thrived before decades of suppression by the Chinese communist state, to breathe new life into traditional Chinese culture and to provide an experience of sublime beauty in the form of performing arts.

Shen Yun has experienced phenomenal growth and ever increasing popularity since its inception. Beginning in only a handful of cities with a single company, it has since expanded into three dance companies and three orchestras and has toured in over five continents. Shen Yun performances have graced many of the world’s greatest stages, including New York’s Lincoln Center, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, and Paris’ Le Palais de Congrès. Shen Yun’s success has been miraculous, and artists and critics alike are saying its productions are among the best in the world.

Shen Yun’s performances are unique in being not only tremendously enjoyable, but also educational and inspiring. The company’s rich repertoire is drawn from the pages of history, universal themes, and the world around us. Every year, the company presents an entirely new line up of dances, vocal compositions and orchestral scores. Innovative choreography, reflecting ethnic, folk and of course traditional Chinese dance, gorgeous hand-made costumes, and vibrant digital backdrops transport audiences to another world.  Traditional Chinese instruments such as the erhu and pipa, combined with Western instruments and composition, help to produce a delightfully serendipitous experience.

What audience members are saying about Shen Yun:

“This is spectacular—absolutely the greatest of the great…Everything was wonderful.” — Christine Walevska, world-renowned cellist and master musician

“It’s fabulous, it’s beautiful, and I suppose this is the kind of show that was given at