SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Sacramento Community Center Theater on Jan. 2 gave Dr. Karl Ulrich a “renewed appreciation for Chinese culture.”
Dr. Ulrich, who works as the chief physician executive for Dignity Health’s Greater Sacramento–San Joaquin Service Area, said the performance was “very enjoyable, informative, and relaxing.”
“We love the dancing, we love the cultural aspects of it,” said Dr. Ulrich, who attended the performance with his wife.
Founded in 2005, Shen Yun has the mission of reviving 5,000 years of Chinese culture. It gives an exhilarating display of the richness and color of traditional Chinese culture.
With classical Chinese dance at its core, the performance takes the audience on a journey through China’s vast, and at times magical, history.
For Dr. Ulrich, the piece When Shaolin Monks Protected the Emperor left a lasting image. The performance piece depicts how monks at a secluded Shaolin monastery rescue the founder of the Tang Dynasty, Tang Taizong.
A state-of-the-art digital backdrop provides the audience with vividly animated scenes, transporting them to magical realms. The digital backdrops are synchronized with each element of the performance.
“I think it’s nice the way they mesh the animated backdrop with the actual performance,” said Dr. Ulrich.
Reporting by Gary Wang and Jasper Fakkert.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s Touring Company will be performing in San Jose through Jan. 6. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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