MISSISSAUGA, Canada—Seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts from a trained dancer’s perspective, Dora Paszuk took away great inspiration Thursday night when she attended the renowned classical Chinese dance production’s opening night at the Living Arts Centre.
“I really love the show. It was very original. The costumes were very meticulously done, very beautiful choreography, and the stories behind them as well—it was very inspiring,” Ms. Paszuk said.
New York-based Shen Yun presents colourful performances that have classical Chinese dance as their core, with ethnic and folk dance styles from the many regions of China’s vast and varied land rounding out the show.
Ms. Paszuk had special praise for the “Mongolian Bowl Dance,” in which graceful Mongolian women—gentle but strong at the same time—balance bowls on their heads in a traditional dance of welcome.
“Especially the bowl dance, I would say, [a] very high level of endurance,” she said. “And the technique was absolutely … amazing.”
The more than 22 segments of dance, song, and music made for an exhilarating experience for Ms. Paszuk, she said. “The emotions would go up and down.”
I’d love to see what’s awaiting us next year.
“It was a very great show to see … a pleasure,” Ms. Paszuk said.
“The show was very inspiring, the technique was great, and I’d love to see what’s awaiting us next year.”
Reporting by NTD Television and Cindy Chan.
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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