TAIPEI, Taiwan—“Every program was magnificent. The performance was exquisite and well-organized. It was a different type of performance with various national cultures. Shen Yun is a world-class folk dance show,” exclaimed Dr. Yang Guijie, Director General of Keelung City Government’s Cultural Affairs Bureau, after he attended the Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company’s 2010 premiere in Taiwan on March 19.
Keelung City is an international port city, about 28 km away from the capital city Taipei. Director General Yang went to see the show for second time along with his wife and two children.
He said, “We've often seen performing arts, but it was very rare to see ethnic folk dance performed so wonderfully … .The choreography, costumes, each dancer's performance were impeccable. In particular, the coordination among the dynamic backdrops, music and dances on the stage was perfect.”
In terms of what impressed him the most this time, Dr. Yang said, "The minority ethnic groups’ characteristics and their living circumstances were vividly illustrated through the dances and the colors of dancers’ costumes. We saw the implication of harmonization and mutual respect among different ethnic groups in this cultural artistic performance.”
Talking about the program In a Miao Village, in which dancers dressed with Miao people’s elaborate headdresses and ornate silver jewelry, as well as jingling bells on their pleated skirts, Director General Yang said that he has appreciated Miao folk dance from time to time, but it was very rare for him to see such a fantastic performance.
He said, “The program that awed me was Nothing Can Block the Divine Path, which explicitly demonstrated Falun Gong practitioners’ steadfastness in their belief.” After the interview during the intermission, he said that he was looking forward to seeing the second-half show.
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