Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts was established in 2006 with the mission of reviving 5,000 years of Chinese culture. After more than 60 years of Communist rule in China, and especially after the Cultural Revolution, Chinese traditional culture had been completely demolished. However, the ancient culture, with its values of benevolence, honor, propriety, wisdom, and sincerity, as well as a reverence for the Gods and the heavens, was not destroyed. In order to restore and revive Chinese traditional culture, a group of overseas Chinese artists established Shen Yun in New York. About 90 artists embarked on Shen Yun’s first tour in 2007 and by 2009 Shen Yun had grown to three performance troupes and large orchestras. Today, Shen Yun counts many winners of international dance and vocal competitions among its performers and the orchestras include musicians from world-renowned symphonies and conservatories. For more information, please visit