COSTA MESA, Calif.—Ms. Lynnmarie Inge has performed professionally in film and on stage.
Ms. Inge, an actress, dancer, vocalist, drummer, and poet, has performed three times at Segerstrom Hall. She saw Shen Yun Performing Arts there on Jan. 20.
“I love it, it’s beautiful! I love the costumes, I love the artistry, I love the colors, design, and the romance of it,” she said.
The core of Shen Yun is classical Chinese dance, along with ethnic and folk dance. The dancers, wearing handmade silk costumes, are accompanied by an orchestra that combines classical Western and traditional Chinese instruments.
Ms. Inge felt an affinity for the entire program. She said, “I think it’s the relationship with the dancers, and the beautiful costumes with the storylines, which I love very much.”
China’s 5,000 years of history gives Shen Yun many stories and legends to draw from, yet the performance is so much more.
“Through universal language of music and dance,Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends and heroic modern-day epics,” states the company’s website. “Shen Yun presents themes of compassion and courage with stunning beauty and tremendous energy, leaving audiences uplifted and inspired.”
Ms. Inge said that everyone should experience Shen Yun.
“People should come see it,” she said. “It’s a very unique experience; it’s beautiful, romantic, and very theatrical.”
Reporting by NTD Television and Robin Kemker.
Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will perform in Thousand Oaks at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Jan. 22 and 23, and downtown Los Angeles at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Jan. 25 through 27. Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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