SAN JOSE, Calif.—Artist Zamon Christian saw Shen Yun Performing Arts at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 6.
“What’s impressed me the most about this is the storytelling and the fashion, and dance. It’s really gorgeous,” he said during intermission.
Mr. Christian, a painter and a rapper, goes by the stage name Z-Man. He is a member of One Block Radius, an alternative rap trio from California.
As an artist, classical Chinese dance impressed him.
“It’s amazing how they move. It takes you back in time. I love to see entertainment and hear it. So far it’s very good, the precision and technique of it all—it’s lovely,” he said.
Classical Chinese dance is a system of dance that dates back thousands of years. It was originally passed down within the imperial palace and ancient Chinese theater and opera, according to the Shen Yun website.
Mr. Christian’s companion Rachel Boyce was also enthusiastic about New York-based Shen Yun.
“I’m really impressed by the details and the strength, and the beauty that the dancers have. … it’s really exciting to see. It’s exciting to see the leaps and the twists in the air. It’s very, very beautiful,” she said.
Mr. Christian said he recommends people see the performance.
“It’s an amazing journey. You should come and check it out if you love theater and art, and a little bit of opera infused into it, to costumes and dance, then you should come and see this,” he said.
Reporting by Lily Yu and Sarah Matheson.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s Touring Company will be in Vancouver until Jan. 13, while the New York Company will complete its tour of eastern Canada with five shows in Toronto from Jan. 17–20. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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