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Ottawa Theatregoers Praise ‘Spectacular’ Shen Yun


Epoch Times Staff
Created: December 30, 2012 Last Updated: December 30, 2012
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Tamara Johnson and her daughter attended Shen Yun’s final show in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre on Dec. 30, 2012. (Becky Zhou/The Epoch Times)

Tamara Johnson and her daughter attended Shen Yun’s final show in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre on Dec. 30, 2012. (Becky Zhou/The Epoch Times)

OTTAWA, Canada—Shen Yun Performing Arts filled the National Arts Centre for every performance of its five-show run in Ottawa, finishing Sunday afternoon to move onto another five performance dates in Montreal.

Tamara Johnson, a manager at TD Bank, attended the Ottawa finale with her daughter, who is learning dance.

”It was really good so far,” Ms. Johnson said during intermission.

Ms. Johnson enjoyed the light-hearted piece When Shaolin Monks Protected the Emperor that tells the story of how a ban on eating meat in the monastery was lifted.

“I liked how [the dancers] were very synchronized,” she said.

“There’s definitely a humorous aspect to the show that I wasn’t expecting to see.”

She was also impressed by the choreography and the digital backdrop.

“I liked how they used what was on the screen in the background as part of the dance. They interpreted it into the dance,” she said.

Interior designer Eva Osvat particularly enjoyed Phoenix Fairies, a dance in which phoenix maidens in a faraway paradise soar with heavenly elegance in their shimmering skirts.

Interior designer Eva Osvat said she was taken with the dance Phoenix Fairies after seeing Shen Yun’s final show in Ottawa on Dec 30, 2012 at the National Arts Centre. (Donna He/The Epoch Times)

Interior designer Eva Osvat said she was taken with the dance Phoenix Fairies after seeing Shen Yun’s final show in Ottawa on Dec 30, 2012 at the National Arts Centre. (Donna He/The Epoch Times)

“The colours, the choreography, the scenery—it was just spectacular, so well-done,” she said.

“I can’t get over the colours,” she added. “Chinese people—the best dancers … in the world.”

Jean-François Clavel-Cholette, a Program Information Officer at Transport Canada, said he found the show very interesting.

“I’m learning a lot about the culture itself, and I’m looking forward to the second half,” he said.

“I’m learning about ancient arts and the significance of the words.”

Reporting by Donna He, Rahul Vaidyanath, and Cindy Chan.

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 in Ottawa until Dec. 30 before going on to Montreal, Toronto, and other cities in eastern Canada.

For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org

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