COSTA MESA, Calif.—”It was very good. I enjoyed it very much … very colorful and graceful, so it was really nice” said Dan Neff, Construction Superintendent who builds Industrial buildings of Shen Yun Performing Arts.
Mr. Neff and his wife Kathy, a doula, joined many other theater goers at Segerstrom Center for the Arts where they were transported to Chinese majestic splendor through the universal language of dance, music, and brilliant color.
Mr. Neff was particularly impressed by the state-of-the-art, high tech background.
“I liked the way they used the medium, where they jumped into the back and it would take off into the sky, or vice-versa, they timed that really well. And the coherency of the players, the dancers, that was impressive,” he said.
According to the New York-based Shen Yun’s website, “These digital backdrop designs complement and synchronize all aspects of the performance: the characters, color of the costumes, specific dance movements, props, lighting, the story being told, particular notes played by the orchestra, and special audio effects.”
“It was colorful, fun, and enlightening,” said Mr. Neff , who added that he would certainly recommend this show.
Mrs. Neff said, “I loved the show, very much. I loved the spinning of the handkerchiefs, very beautiful,” commenting on the elegant and spirited ethnic and dynastic dances.
She appreciated that the show was as much entertaining as educational.
“Actually, the thing I enjoyed the most was the history, learning about the different parts of China and the different celebrations. It was lovely. I’m a Water Dragon, this is my year and that’s why I’m here.”
Shen Yun Performing Arts travels the globe preserving and promoting China’s rich 5,000-year-old divinely-inspired culture to the world’s people.
“It was historical and very beautiful. It’s great,” Mrs. Neff concluded. “Definitely come see it! It’s well worth-while. I’d love to see it again.”
Reporting by NTD Television and Masha Savitz.
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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