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‘It’s just an amazing, amazing thing to watch’

By Omid Ghoreishi
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 24, 2011 Last Updated: March 25, 2011
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Dale and Donna Urban at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on March 24. (Omid Ghoreishi/The Epoch Times)

Dale and Donna Urban at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on March 24. (Omid Ghoreishi/The Epoch Times)

EDMONTON, Canada—Seeing the grandeur of colours in the elaborate hand-made costumes and the intricately-designed digital backdrops in the Shen Yun Performing Arts show was quite the experience for Dale Urban, an accountant in a utility company.

"I have really liked the colours, and the interaction of all the players on the stage, and how they go in and out, it's just amazing movements, I'm really having a good time," he said.

"I'm focusing more on the women's costumes, I especially like the cream colours, and how they use the yellow and the cream together."

The colours became more stunning when the female dancers performed the twirling movements, he said.

"It's just an amazing, amazing thing to watch, really enjoying that."

New York-based Shen Yun takes as its mission to "reclaim and renew the true, divinely-inspire cultural heritage of China," according to the program booklet. The dance company was formed by a group of overseas Chinese artists in 2006.

Mr. Urban said he appreciated learning about Chinese history and culture through the show.

"It's just a great way of bringing the Chinese culture to everybody else, because you really don't hear about this out here. … You really don't get an understanding and appreciation of just how substantial the Chinese culture is," Mr. Urban said.

Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform in Edmonton through to March 26, with upcoming shows in Calgary and Vancouver. For more information please visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org 

 




   

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