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Journalist: Shen Yun ‘Perfection of Motion’


Epoch Times Staff
Created: December 18, 2012 Last Updated: December 19, 2012
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Mr. Matías Díaz attended Shen Yun Performing Arts' performance, held on Dec. 18, in Buenos Aires. (Marcos Giuriati/The Epoch Times)

Mr. Matías Díaz attended Shen Yun Performing Arts' performance, held on Dec. 18, in Buenos Aires. (Marcos Giuriati/The Epoch Times)

BUENOS AIRES—Matias Diaz, a journalist for the Ministry of Culture, enjoyed “the perfection of motion” presented at the prestigious Teatro Opera Citi by Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company.

Mr. Diaz, who attended the performance held Dec. 18, particularly enjoyed the Shen Yun International Company Orchestra with its unique combination of ancient Eastern and Western classical instruments.

“The orchestra is very good. You could notice the confluence between the different styles. A symphonic-style orchestra mixed with oriental sounds. It was continually perfect, perfect … not even one beat missed, nothing, continually in rhythm, that self-perfection … ,” Mr. Diaz said.

The New York-based Shen Yun, hailed as the world’s premier of classical Chinese dance and music, was launched in 2006 by a group of artists—dancers, vocalists, choreographers, musicians, composers and technicians.

They had decided on a mission to revive ancient China’s divinely bestowed heritage, desecrated during the 60 years of communist rule, according to the Shen Yun website.

Shen Yun also features internationally-renowned award-winning vocalists and solo musicians.

“The tenors were also very good. And the pianist, I loved her too.”

The tenors were also very good. And the pianist, I loved her too.

At the heart of a performance is Chinese dance—classical, ethnic, and folk traditions—featuring hundreds of handmade costumes and head attire of almost every hue, complemented by high tech animated backdrops that change with a dance, or song.

“I liked it very much, artistically,” Mr. Diaz said. “I liked the dance very much … the colors, that perfection of motion so particular of Chinese dance, their skills mainly.”

“The ability, the dexterity they have and the very expression when they move. That ability to show the divinity that is dance itself, and to express it like that—that way, with their art.”

Reporting by Julia Cortes 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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