Chinese people are noted for attaching meanings to certain things. Flowers, for instance, hold special meanings.
In the realm of dance & music, blooms convey more than beauty. The Shen Yun Performing Arts, a premier dance and music company, has used various blooms to signify an important component of Chinese culture.
Some of the floral varieties that have been brought onstage are peonies, which symbolize nobility and elegance; the lotus, which connotes a pure heart and signifies harmony; the orchid, which evokes feminine grace and firm beliefs.
Increase your knowledge in flower language, especially as part of the performing arts by skimming through the article on petal power and symbolisms at shenyunperformingarts.org