HAMILTON, Canada—Professional ballet dancer Christine Desjardins left Shen Yun Performing Arts with some clear advice:
“Come see it,” she said after watching the sold-out show Saturday evening at Hamilton Place.
“It’s breathtaking in every way possible, the costumes, the lights, the backdrops, everything about it is amazing.”
“The coordination is fabulous, timing is everything there. One little mistake could probably screw up everything but they have it so precise, it’s fabulous. I would say perfect.”
Ms. Desjardins has studied ballet for 15 years and has toured with Ballet Jörgen Canada, performing in The Nutcracker.
Shen Yun stages mainly classical Chinese dance, which alongside ballet, is one of the most comprehensive dance systems in the world. The performance features a cast of around 100, with around 40 dancers and a philharmonic orchestra that includes Chinese instruments leading the melodies.
“It’s fabulous, it’s so much of a different type of dance than I’ve ever seen before. I find it breathtaking. And their jumps, when they do split jeté in the air, very impressive.” she said.
Reporting by NTD Television and Matthew Little.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s New York Company will play three shows in Hamilton on Jan. 12-13 before going on to Toronto for five shows, completing its tour of eastern Canada. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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