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Classical Chinese Dance

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7 Differences Between Ballet and Classical Chinese Dance

7 Differences Between Ballet and Classical Chinese Dance

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7 Differences Between Ballet and Classical Chinese Dance

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In the West we are familiar with ballet and performances like the Nutcracker or Swan Lake. But there’s another classical dance form with a long history that has only recently burst onto the world scene. It is called classical Chinese dance.

7 Differences Between Ballet and Classical Chinese Dance

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Although the 2014 Nutcracker ballet season has come to a close, the 2015 Shen Yun season is just beginning, with an ancient art form taking center stage: classical Chinese dance. Classical Chinese dance is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Chinese ballet, yet classical Chinese dance and ballet are actually two distinct dance systems. Who says you need to be a dance aficionado to spot the differences? See if you can name all seven stark differences before clicking into this mini-crash course

Come cheer on our dancers at the NTD International Classical Chinese Dance competition this Friday-Sunday! Head to the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center—tickets available at the door and online (you can click on the image)

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New Tang Dynasty Television’s fourth International Classical Chinese Dance competition

Dancing Your Heart Out - Shen Yun Performing Arts

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Angelia Wang began the focused study of dance at the age of eleven, and went on to study at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts. She has since performed with Shen Yun Performing Arts on its global tour and in its Holiday Wonders production. In 2008, Ms. Wang was awarded the bronze medal in her division at NTD’s Chinese Classical Dance Competition, and in 2009 and 2010 won the event's gold medal.

Dancing Your Heart Out - Shen Yun Performing Arts

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Rocky Liao, Shen Yun principal dancer and gold medalist of this year's adult male division, portraying great poet Su Shi of the Song Dynasty. Read more here: sypa.us/WfPOEu

Dancers Star in Competition Finale - Shen Yun Performing Arts

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Jeff Sun, Shen Yun lead dancer and silver medalist of this year's adult male division, portraying the loyal general from Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Dance Competition: Shen Yun Dancers Star in Finale

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Shen Yun principal dancer, Melody Qin, gold winner of the adult female division, performs "A Beauty Next to the Autumn Water."

Melody Qin - Principal Dancer with Shen Yun Performing Arts

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Olympics Gymnastics and Chinese Dance – Did You Notice Something

Olympics Gymnastics and Chinese Dance – Did You Notice Something?

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Feature Interview: Principal Dancer Cindy Liu

Shen Yun's French-Chinese star finds East-West harmony. Feature Interview: Principal Dancer Madeline Lobjois

Shen Yun principal artists will join talented dancers from around the world in New York City next month for New Tang Dynasty Television’s 5th International Classical Chinese Dance Competition. The competition is part of NTD’s series of nine global competitions promoting the best of traditional cultures East and West.

Chinese Dance Competition Comes to New York

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The ladies of the Qing Dynasty palace display their exceptional grace. Photo: Manchurian Elegance, 2011. #dance

In Chinese culture, the plum blossom is a symbol of courage; it blooms in the midst of winter, braving frost and bitter cold, reminding us that even during the darkest hour, spring is just around the corner. Photo: Plum Blossom, 2011. #dance

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    Maria Banks

    Exquisitely beautiful- beyond words to describe.

Tremendous athleticism and thunderous battle drums are set to animated backdrops that transport you to another time and place. Photo: Tang Court Drummers, 2008. #dance

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    Maria Banks

    2012's performance of Heaven's Drums reached the bottom of my soul. I struggled to hold back tears.

A window to another world -- one moment you’re on the dusty plains of an ancient battleground, the next you’re soaring high up in the heavens with celestial fairies. Photo: Cloud Maidens, 2011.

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Classical Chinese dance, built on profound traditional aesthetics, is a dance system tempered over thousands of years. In this video, learn more about one of the most vigorous and expressive art forms in the world today. (© Shen Yun Performing Arts, English subtitles)