QUEBEC CITY—Jean Blais, the director of finance and administration at the Municipality of Lac-Beauport, said he would definitely bring others with him to see Shen Yun Performing Arts next year.
“It’s great. … It is a culture that interests us very much,” he said after enjoying the world-renowned classical Chinese dance and music company’s sold-out performance at the Grand Théâtre de Québec Tuesday evening.
Mr. Blais said he has seen shows in China, where he and his wife adopted a little girl, but he has never seen anything as good as Shen Yun.
New York-based Shen Yun, founded in 2006, takes as its mission the revival of China’s 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture, which has been all but completely destroyed under six decades of communist rule in the Middle Kingdom, states the company’s website.
“This show was more elaborate. And live music like that was extraordinary,” he said.
He praised the large-scale dances performed by Shen Yun’s female dancers, noting that they were colourful and evoked scenes of flying in the air.
“I really enjoyed it,” he said.
His wife said the show was amazing.
“Extraordinary,” Mrs. Blais said.
She said she enjoyed the sweet sounds of the Chinese instruments that led the melodies in Shen Yun’s unique philharmonic orchestra.
Reporting by Sun Ping and Madalina Hubert.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s New York Company will be going on to Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton and Toronto in its tour of eastern Canada. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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