THOUSAND OAKS, Calif— Shen Yun Performing Arts graced the stage at the Fred Kavli Theatre on Jan. 22, enchanting a full house audience with an artistic wonder.
Mr. Andre Galliath, former President of the US-based Novacap, and his wife, Mrs. Patrice Galliath, were among those enjoying the performance
Mrs. Galliath said Shen Yun was “Beautiful—very nice.”
“Very beautiful people with beautiful costumes,” she added.
Shen Yun is a New York-based performing arts company that has as its mission reviving the traditional Chinese culture.
“Sophisticated dance techniques, an orchestra joining instruments East and West, beautiful costumes, and a stunning back drop—this is Shen Yun at first glance,” states the company’s website. “But digging deeper, one discovers a sea of traditional Chinese culture. Mortals and divine beings merge on stage as one. Principles such as benevolence and justice, propriety and wisdom, respect for the heavens, and divine retribution, all come to life, washing over the audience. Originating from Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, these ideals are the essence of traditional Chinese culture.”
Mr. Galliath enjoyed the dance When Shaolin Monks Protected the Emperor, which depicts the beginnings of the famed Shaolin monastery. He also said he appreciated the special effects in the performance.
Yet it was the dancers themselves that caught his attention, particularly the female ones.
“They look like they are floating on the stage,” he said.
The unique sound of the Chinese and Western instruments melded together also added to Mr. Galliath’s enjoyment of the performance
His wife agreed. “It’s really nice,” she said. “I think the orchestra is doing a wonderful job.”
Mrs. Galliath also said that Shen Yun was very educational. “It’s really interesting to see the different ethnic groups through China, the monks, the people of the north; all the different costumes; all the different styles,” she said. “It’s interesting [and] pretty.”
Reporting by Lu Rusong and Derek Padula.
Shen Yun Touring Company will be performing at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in
Los Angeles January 25 through 27.
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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