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Painter: Shen Yun Backdrops ‘Supernatural’


Epoch Times Staff
Created: January 3, 2013 Last Updated: January 3, 2013
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Paul Jarzemsky and Suki Jarzemsky attend Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas on Jan. 2. (Hannah Cai/The Epoch Times)

Paul Jarzemsky and Suki Jarzemsky attend Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas on Jan. 2. (Hannah Cai/The Epoch Times)

DALLAS—Shen Yun Performing Arts performed Jan. 2 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas to an enthusiastic audience for the first of two sold-out shows.

Mrs. Suki Jarzemsky, a teacher, and Mr. Paul Jarzemsky, a painter, were among the audience.

“I think it’s beautiful,” Mrs. Jarzemsky said. “I like the costumes and the dancing. It’s just—beautiful, the color, the color.”

“It looks surreal,” Mr. Jarzemsky said of the scenery displayed on the digital backdrop. “Supernatural.”

Mr. Jarzemsky, who paints outdoor and natural subjects, said he liked the brightness of the scenery.

“Sort of super, above natural,” Mrs. Jarzemsky agreed.

New York-based Shen Yun uses a digital backdrop, and the team of designers create a world where “heaven and earth are one,” according to Shen Yun’s website. From imperial courts of China’s ancient dynasties to the lush valleys of southern China, vivid settings bring China’s 5,000 years of civilization to life. Dancers transition from stage to screen in an instant with the use of animation.

“Fantastic,” Mr. Jarzemsky said. “All the movement, the color moving around.”

Reporting by Hannah Cai and Catherine Yang.

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s International Company will be performing in Dallas through Jan. 3. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org

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