SAN FRANCISCO—Shen Yun Performing Arts’ revival of traditional Chinese culture was a delight for former San Francisco mayor Art Agnos Wednesday night at the SHN Orpheum Theatre.
“The show was magnificent. We just absolutely delight in the acrobatic athleticism of the dancers and the wonderful colors and their various costumes. Just a delight to watch,” Mr. Agnos said after the performance.
Mr. Agnos said that New York-based Shen Yun provided him an overall view of the different parts of China.
He appreciated the digital backdrops that set the scene with diverse vistas of ancient palaces and snowcapped mountains, and also transform dancers into animated characters who fly into the sky and land on the stage.
“It’s very special the way that they jump out of the screen and pop up right on the stage,” Mr. Agnos said. “The timing of that is very, very good.”
Shen Yun dancers perform mostly classical Chinese dance, along with ethnic and folk dances from the 50-plus minority groups in China.
“They’re all terrific,” Mr. Agnos said of the Shen Yun dances.
Reporting by Alex Ma and Catherine Yang
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company is performing in San Francisco, at the SHN Orpheum Theatre, March 20-24. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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