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March 08, 2017

Culture and Community: Shen Yun 2017

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“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Every person is a new door to a different world. Celebrate it every day."—  Author Unknown

At Hammond, we don’t measure our success by dollar signs, listings, or square footage. We understand that success is derived from more than selling homes – it forms over years of building and nurturing relationships that become part of our expansive, trustworthy, and robust network. Embracing diversity and understanding different perspectives has allowed us to enjoy many successful years of working with buyers and sellers from all parts of the world.

 Part of our commitment to unrivalled white-glove service is our thorough understanding of the importance of engaging within our community. These initiatives include partnering with internationally recognized affiliations and brands, that share the same mantra of diversity and inclusion as we do. This also includes hosting and sponsoring various cultural events and traditions, in order to voice and show our support for the many ethnic and diverse clientele we deal with. 

That’s why we invite you to relive a magical night of classic Chinese traditional dance, sponsored by our very own Verna Debono at this year’s annual Shen Yun! 

On February 28, Verna Debono participated as a diamond sponsor at this year’s Shen Yun, held at the ultra-affluent Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts. Right from the go, there was an uncanny energy of inclusiveness and tradition, radiating throughout the entire reception.    

Besides the electrifying atmosphere and cheerful banter that engulfed the reception area, the wide range of cultural and diverse delicacies and cuisines had our eyes wide and our stomach’s full. From traditional seafood dishes to soft and flakey Chinese pastries – the cuisine was an unrivalled reflection of the deep-rooted customs and practice’s that make the Chinese culture so unique and aw-inspiring.   

Shen Yun combines ancient legends with technological innovations and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. It lets classical Chinese dance do the storytelling, and shares with you beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions. Filled with an enchanting orchestral sound, this is a mesmerizing experience you won’t find anywhere else.

The authentic Chinese culture Shen Yun presents can’t be seen in another show or even in China. There, the Communist Party sees traditional culture as a threat to its power and for decades has tried to destroy it. It nearly succeeded. 

But in 2006, a group of elite Chinese artists came together in New York with a mission—to revive traditional culture and share it with the world. They created Shen Yun and brought this majestic culture back from the brink of extinction. 

That’s why we were ecstatic to be a part of this years Shen Yun, and look forward to being involved in these storied traditions for many more years to come!