THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—Glenn Davidow of Davidow Financial, located in Woodland Hills, and his wife Karen, who owns a skin-care company, attended Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Fred Kavli Theatre on Jan. 22.
“It is wonderful,” said Mr. Davidow, of the show.
New York-based Shen Yun began as a performing arts company in 2006 with a mission of reviving 5,000 years of divinely inspired Chinese culture.
Each year, a completely new Shen Yun performance takes the stage, with classical Chinese dance as the main event. A live orchestra combining Eastern and Western instruments adds to the excitement. Ethnic and folk dances plus solo vocalists and musicians round out the evening for a spectacular experience.
Mrs. Davidow liked how each dance had a theme and shared a story from Chinese history.
“What’s fascinating to me is that I didn’t realize the stories behind each dance. I never thought of a dance telling a story. I always just thought dance was dance,” said Mrs. Davidow.
Mr. Davidow thought the performance was “enlightening.” He said he didn’t realize there were so many diverse cultural groups across China. “That to me is interesting and beautiful,” he said.
“Makes us want to go,” said Mrs. Davidow.
The couple was very impressed by the music, the handmade costumes, and especially the classical Chinese dance.
“It’s just beautiful,” said Mr. Davidow. “It comes from the heart. It seems like more than just dancing. There’s much more to it than it seems. You feel like you’re part of [it].”
Reporting by Lu Rusong and Sarah Le.
Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company are scheduled for one more performance in Thousand Oaks, CA. at the Fred Kavli Theater on Jan. 23 and then in Los Angeles at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Jan. 25 to 27. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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