CHARLOTTE, N.C—Guy Dee, in sales and marketing, and Genie Dee, retired director of United Way in Lancaster, South Carolina, and their father, Jimmy Evans, attended Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Charlotte Knight Theater on Jan. 26.
Based in New York, Shen Yun presents 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture through classical Chinese music and dance.
The Shen Yun dancer’s hand movements really impressed Mr. Gee. He said that he especially watched the hands.
“I don’t think any country expresses their dancing better than the Chinese do with their hands,” he said.
Classical Chinese dance—an ancient art form that is the core of Shen Yun—has three main components, according to the company’s website. One is form, referring to the hundreds of exquisite movements and postures.
“Even though many of these poses might look very simple, they actually require the perfect coordination of every part of the body,” states Shen Yun’s website. “For example, the movement and rotation of the trunk, the direction of the gaze, the placement of the fingers, and so on, all require accuracy and coordination.”
Mrs. Gee said that the dancing was beautiful.
She learned a lot watching the Shen Yun performance. She bought a Shen Yun book at the performance.
“I intend to take that book home tonight and read it, and learn a little more,” she said.
Mr. Gee was particularly impressed by the colors. “The costumes are beautiful,” he said.
Mr. Gee also found the digital backdrops exceptional: “The way the characters appeared and disappeared on that screen—that was wonderful.”
Reporting by Thai Ton and Kelly Ni.
Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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