HOUSTON—Five thousand years of Chinese civilization came to life on stage at the Jones Hall for Performing Arts in Houston as Shen Yun Performing Arts played its fourth performance to a consistently packed house on Dec. 28.
“Good dancing, good music. It was really easy to follow,” said Mr. Rick Lorfing, a nationally recognized mortgage expert, who attended the performance with his family.
“[It’s a] really good glimpse into Chinese culture,” said Mrs. Allison Lorfing. “It was an important way to really see what Chinese culture and dance is like.”
In addition to classical Chinese dance, which is one of the most comprehensive dance systems in the world alongside ballet, Shen Yun also features ethnic and folk dances from the many regions of China.
Many of the New York-based company’s dances tell stories from every dynasty. The stories range from gripping scenes from the classic novel Outlaws of the Marsh, to light-hearted stories of the mischievous monks in When Shaolin Monks Protected the Emperor.
“I really enjoyed the comedic portion. I thought that was a great surprise,” Mrs. Lorfing said.
“It was wonderful, we enjoyed it very much,” she added.
Reporting by Yunxia and Catherine Yang.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s International Company will be performing in Houston through January 1. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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