Performing Arts

Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization: Shen Yun Performing Arts Returns to Lincoln Center in January

“Flowing Sleeves,” from the 2009 Shen Yun Performing Arts program. (2009 Shen Yun Performing Arts)
“Flowing Sleeves,” from the 2009 Shen Yun Performing Arts program. (2009 Shen Yun Performing Arts)

China was once known as “Shen Zhou”—the Divine Land. The ancients believed that their glorious culture was a gift from the heavens, a transcendent treasure...

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  • Eugene Sarbu (Courtesy of Eugene Sarbu)

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