TAIPEI, Taiwan—“I felt that the performance this evening was mainly to restore the spirit of the traditional Chinese culture in which its ultimate goal is perfection. This is very important,” painter Ku Ho-Chung praised wholeheartedly after watching the second show presented by Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company at the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Taipei on Feb. 21, 2013.
Mr. Ku said that it was great to see the spirit of traditional Chinese culture being promoted, as it is really something special. He explained, “It can rectify the social climate. At least, it can inspire the younger generations.” In light of the fact that the current social climate is so fickle and people are rather anxious, Mr. Gu added, “Performances like Shen Yun can help people calm themselves down, and allow them to think about their own futures, or which direction society should go.
Talking about Shen Yun’s mission of reviving the 5,000 years of the divinely inspired Chinese culture and the classical Chinese dance performed by Shen Yun, Ku said, “It’s indeed great. From the dancing programs we just saw, we can tell that it takes tremendous effort to refine it.”
In addition to the traditional culture demonstrated by Shen Yun, Mr. Ku especially praised Shen Yun for the various folklore presented through the dancing. He also pointed out that the program depicting Falun Gong practitioners’ steadfast faith and belief was also very impressive.
He said that the entire show promoted traditional values, and many implications about life deserve thinking about more deeply.
Ku Ho-Chung earned his Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Creative Arts at the National Taipei University of the Arts, and is currently a part-time lecturer at the University. He is recipient of the Excellency Prize of the 4th Annual Grand Award of “Prix De Paris,” Paris Foundation of Art in 1997, and Eligible Entry of the 2th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Kochi, Japan, in 1993.
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Reporting by Zheng Xinci and Billy Shyu.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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