Artist vows to remake anti-communist sculpture after suspected arson attack
A controversial artwork that accuses the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of starting the worldwide CCP Virus pandemic burned down on July 23. Artist Weiming Chen will remake his anti-communist sculpture from scratch. A suspected arson attack destroyed his 20-foot-tall work, which depicts Chinese leader Xi Jinping with "spike" proteins from the ...
How Shen Yun Performing Arts Makes Us Historians
Shen Yun Performing Arts is as much history as anything else. Just as in texts depicting Chinese history, Shen Yun brings history to life. (Shen Yun Performing Arts) Something too often overlooked when we discuss Shen Yun Performing Arts is how its stories make history tangible. For music lovers, Shen Yun moves ...
General Rengui Xue was one of the most decorated generals during the Tang Dynasty.He was an honest man who rose from poverty to become one of the most famous military generals in Chinese history. Emperor Taizong once said he was more excited about appointing Rengui Xue as his general than ...
International figure painting competition restores traditional aesthetics
New Tang Dynasty Television's (NTD) 5th International Figure Painting Competition was held at the Salmagundi Club in New York from November 24 through November 30, 2019. This year's figure painting competition received more than 400 submissions from 258 artists in 46 countries. The judging panel then selected 103 of these works ...
Ancient music hides the laws that govern Heaven and Earth
Music has always been considered a cultural heritage of humankind. In ancient times, Chinese scholars figured out the correlation between music and the human body.
What is the higher purpose of art?
In modern art, be it poetry, painting, music or dance, magnificent and overwhelming works that can withstand the test of time and carry a deep and thorough meaning to humanity are hard to find.
Like a Fairy Tale
Half Caucasian and half Chinese, dancer Yi Li grew up on a farm in southern Germany. Horseback riding, fairytales, and sports filled her childhood. Then one day after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts, her mother suggested she try dancing, setting in motion a magical new life.
The beauty and hidden charm of Chinese folding fans
Once regarded as a symbol of imperial power in Chinese history, folding fans have slowly emerged from being a possession exclusive to the royal family to becoming a common item during the Mid-Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). At that time, folding fans were an indispensable accessory for the scholar-official community, also known ...
Dante’s Divine Comedy
Divided into three parts – Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso – the lengthly epic poem traces the journey of Dante, who is both the author and the main character of the trilogy, from the darkness and terror of hell to purgatory and on to the revelation of the divine light of ...
Shen Yun reclaims humanity’s lost heritage
I have watched the Shen Yun Performing Arts performances in both Taiwan and America and often found audiences leaving the show in tears of joy, excitement, amazement, and thrill. Many shared in the interviews that their hearts were uplifted, their bodies refreshed and energized and their minds purified.
Mona Lisa- the mysterious smile yet to be decoded
A mong Leonardo Da Vinci ‘s outstanding collection, the “Mona Lisa" is deemed to be the most special one with a uniquely enchanting smile and other unresolved features.
The enchanting features of the Shen Yun symphony orchestra
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra features the perfect harmony of classical music East and West. The distinct sound of Chinese instruments is accentuated on the foundation of Western orchestra. The perfect arrangement and blend of the beauty and spirit of Chinese music with the power of the Western orchestra has made ...
The romantic legends behind Beethoven’s iconic Moonlight Sonata
The Moonlight Sonata is said to be the piece that marked a change in Beethoven’s composition style. It features an air of regret and loss, while simultaneously echoing the murmur of hushed prayers and the fierce sound of an approaching storm. It is a piece shrouded in romantic mythology but ...
Technique, tenacity, and talent: Niccolò Paganini, history’s most accomplished violinist
Paganini was an extraordinary 19th-century composer and violinist. The Italian musician could play three octaves across four strings in a hand span, a skill, amongst many, that elevated him from his contemporaries.
The effect of music on shaping the soul
Music is a reflection on the essence of life, and when carrying the universal values of the universe and of nature, music can become the best treatment for societies "mental diseases."
“Sonata and Fugue VI” by William Herschel: the great hymn ‘presented’ on the organ
Sonata and Fugue VI was an excerpt from a collection that included six versions of Sonata and Fugue by William Herschel for the organ solo. It was also the sixth and the last in the set, which resembles a great hymn “sung” accompanied by an organ. With the typical chant of ...