INDIANAPOLIS—Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company continued to be warmly praised by audience members as it graced the stage of Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University Wednesday evening, Feb. 6.
Litigation attorney Mr. Raymond Seach and his wife Esta Seach admired the world-renowned show. Mr. Seach’s reaction was “very good!” while Esta admired the “beautiful dancing.”
Mr. Seach was impressed by the breadth and depth of 5,000 years of classical Chinese culture he experienced through the performances, and said “I like how it’s historical, so it’s kind of coming forward from many years ago to the present.”
Within classical Chinese dance lie China’s rich cultural traditions, which allow its movements to be deeply expressive, such that the personalities and feelings of characters can be portrayed with unparalleled clarity, according to the company’s website.
The couple both expressed their appreciation for the depth of classical Chinese culture presented through Shen Yun’s performances of music and dance. Mr. Seach said, “It was very interesting, I enjoyed it.”
Mrs. Seach agreed and said, “Very unique, it’s a treat to get to see it.”
The Shen Yun Orchestra masterfully blends two of the world’s greatest classical music traditions, Chinese and Western. Ancient Chinese instruments such as the soul-stirring erhu and the delicate pipa lead the melody on top of a full Western orchestra, creating a dramatic new sound.
Esta was touched by the Shen Yun Orchestra and said, “It’s so different. It’s very nice, very pleasing.”
In addition to the cultural aspect, music and dance, Mr. Seach enjoyed the backdrops, and said “I thought it was interesting, the way they had the graphics, and [how] the dancers appear to come out [of it onto the stage].”
The couple were both impressed by the dances. Mrs. Seach noted the performance, Dancing for the Gods, and felt she had learned more about Tibet after seeing Shen Yun.
Mrs. Seach summed up her experience and how Shen Yun had touched her. “I’m enjoying it very much and it makes me want to learn more about Chinese culture.”
Reporting by Hu Chen and Jeanmarie Lunsford.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. The International Company’s next stops are Cincinnati and Columbus. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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