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Architect Sees ‘Powerful Choreography’ in Shen Yun

By Wardner B. Schell
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 1, 2013 Last Updated: February 1, 2013
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Diana Kenovic at the Shen Yun Performing Arts performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 31, 2013. (Wardner B. Schell/The Epoch Times)

Diana Kenovic at the Shen Yun Performing Arts performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 31, 2013. (Wardner B. Schell/The Epoch Times)

WASHINGTON—Diana Kenovic, an architect associated with Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., noted that while she hails from Europe, she found much to appreciate in Shen Yun Performing Arts.

Ms. Kenovic spoke to The Epoch Times after seeing the performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 31.

“I come from a different culture and I wasn’t aware of this culture; the dance is totally different from what I know of European ballet, the Western dance and history. I really like it,” she said.

There was a lot of it that she liked. “I liked the core dance. I mean, I liked the costumes, I liked the choreography, I liked how they played and performed, I liked their style.”

Ms. Kenovic continued: “It’s totally different—they don’t have as much solo as in Western ballet, but it’s a collective dance which I really like. It’s the choreography and color. It’s totally different between the man’s group—which is very powerful—and on other hand you have the female dancers, which are so gentle, and the contrast is so amazing.

“I see strong dance. I see strong jumps, and turnarounds.”

In conclusion, Ms. Kenovic said: “It’s beautiful, it’s totally different from the Western culture. All these poetical moments were incorporated from history.”

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun New York Company is performing in Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center Opera House from Jan 30 -- Feb 3 For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org

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