TAIPEI, Taiwan—One of the four most famous painting masters belonging to the second generation of the Lingnan School of Painting in China, 83-year-old master Huang Leisheng, attended the Shen Yun Performing Arts show.
New York-based Shen Yun’s showcase of China’s 5,000 years of cultural traditions was held at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on March 21.
Master Huang had hurried to see Shen Yun’s world-renowned pageantry of Chinese classical dance, music, and song shortly after returning from his overseas painting exhibition.
“I have never seen such a spectacular performance in the past. It is very refreshing to see the show, indeed!” Mr. Huang said.
He was a bit tired before going to the show, but after watching the performance, he felt surprisingly refreshed, he said.
As soon as the curtain opened, he was moved by the dance The Emperor Ushers in a Glorious Age, in which he saw the Lord Buddha inviting various gods to descend to earth to reawaken China’s 5,000-year-old, divinely inspired civilization.
“I was touched from the very beginning,” Mr. Huang said.
With each presentation unfolding on stage, the magnificent backdrops enabled the audience to feel a part of the legendary stories.
Moved by the dances performed by exquisitely costumed dancers, a delighted Mr. Huang said, “The Shen Yun show was indeed superb, in terms of the sound effects, lighting arrangements, and dancers’ performance.”
Among artists in the Lingnan School of Painting, Mr. Huang is famous for painting flowers, birds, landscapes, and animals and for attaching importance to painting from nature.
In order to paint the scenery of famous mountains, he has traveled across China. He was excited upon seeing the magnificent Chinese landscapes depicted on the spacious backdrops.
“They [the landscapes on the backdrops] seemed to be the scenery of various famous places in China, such as Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, Northeast China, Southern China, Qinghai, Xinjiang, the Snow Mountains in Tibet, and the like. All these are places Chinese painting artists like the most,” he said.
He felt the content of the Shen Yun show was rich and abundant. “With the exquisite choreography and superb performance, Shen Yun illustrated the 5,000-year Chinese civilization and famous legendary stories so vividly and wonderfully. It is indeed unprecedented,” master Huang said.
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