BUENOS AIRES—Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company transmits spirituality at all levels, according to Argentine cultural manager Raquel Quintana.
Mrs. Quintana, who is also vice-president of the Carlos Gustavino Foundation, was attending the world’s premier of the classical Chinese dance and music performance, currently staged at Teatro Opera Citi through Dec. 21.
“I loved the show, amazing. The choreography, the dresses, the dances, everything … The balance is really fantastic,” she said. “I liked it a lot, and I would come back.”
The New York-based Shen Yun was launched in 2006 on a mission to revive China’s divinely bestowed cultural heritage almost destroyed by 60-plus years of communist rule, the company’s website explains.
High-tech animated backdrops match harmoniously with handmade costumes of every hue. And the skill and agility of the dancer’s movements synchronize with that of the Shen Yun Orchestra playing compositions that combine Eastern and Western instruments.
Mrs. Quintana said the presentation offered “spirituality at all levels.”
“I think it’s a moment [in which] we need a lot of harmony, and this show has it. A lot of hope, delicacy …. These are values they do transmit,” she reiterated.
“I tell you, it’s necessary—a little … beauty, harmony, perfection, equilibrium, which is what this show transmits. In this sense, I think it’s very positive for this culture that is living in difficult times.”
Mrs. Quintana concluded with a recommendation to her friends and family to see the performance as “a show that won’t disappoint.”
Reporting by Axel Borgia and Raiatea Tahana-Reese.
New York-based Shen Yun has three companies that tour the world each year on a mission to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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