ATLANTA—“The massive coordination is tremendous,” said Ms. Cam Ashling, a private wealth manager and consultant, of Shen Yun Performing Arts’ first show in Atlanta of the 2013 season at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Jan. 5.
Shen Yun, based in New York, was established seven years ago to revive traditional Chinese culture through traditional art forms, like classical Chinese dance, which can’t be found in China today.
“It’s a wonderful show; it’s very inspirational,” Ms. Ashling said, touched by what she called the “heart” the performers and producers put into the show.
Ms. Ashling is also involved in non profit work and has worked with the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center of Georgia. She she had learned much more about China this past year and appreciated Shen Yun’s bringing to light the state of traditional culture in China today.
“People in China can’t see a show like this because they purposely destroying the history and culture to maintain political power,” Ms. Ashling said.
Traditional Chinese values include “principles such as benevolence and justice, propriety and wisdom, respect for the heavens, and divine retribution,” according to Shen Yun’s website. These values are presented through performances including solo vocalists singing original Chinese pieces in the bel canto style, and classical Chinese dance.
“It’s a beautiful, wonderfully done show,” Ms. Ashling said. “I hope more people will come out to see the show.”
Reporting by NTD Television 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 at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Jan. 5-6, and at Fox Theatre from Jan. 8-9. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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