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Lyrics in Shen Yun Vocal Performances ‘Inspire us how we should live’

Epoch Times Staff
Created: January 13, 2013 Last Updated: January 14, 2013
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VANCOUVER, Canada—Shen Yun Performing Arts successfully concluded its five-show run with one last performance at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Sunday afternoon.

Dr. Bob Pappon, a dentist, was quite pleased with the performance he saw.

“I liked this [show] because of the beautiful dancing, and the beautiful singers with the piano,” he said.

New York-based Shen Yun presents classical Chinese dance and music. The show is comprised mostly of short dance pieces, as well as a few vocal performances by award-winning Chinese vocalists accompanied by piano.

Dr. Pappon praised the skills of the vocalists, as well as the profound lyrics in their songs.

“The words are very good. They have a good message … and it inspires us how we should live,” he said.

From the lyrics, Dr. Pappon said, “I get the message that we should live in a very more spiritual life. Definitely that’s a good message. We should all have that message.”

Judging from the scale and quality of the show, Dr. Pappon said the artist must put a lot of hard work to put on a show of this caliber.

One of the aspects of the performance that impressed Dr. Pappon the most was the use of the digital backdrops behind the dancers that create different settings, from blossoming landscapes to celestial palaces. The backdrops are also animated and interact with the show on stage.

“I’ve never seen such a big screen, and also the way they have the water and the people coming out of the water and landing on the stage,” he said, pointing to one of the performances where the animation shows people coming in and out of a body of water onto the stage.

“That’s the first time in 35 years of my life I’ve seen that. So, I am enjoying it very much.”

Reporting by May Liu.

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three companies that perform simultaneously around the world.  For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org

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