LOS ANGELES—”Incredible!” said Ms. Max Goldenson as she attended with her daughter, Li Ping, the sold out, opening night of Shen Yun Touring Company at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Jan. 25.
Ms. Goldenson is the producer of the New Media MWG Entertainment, and the daughter of Hollywood legend and ABC network founder Leonard H. Goldenson.
Ms. Goldenson’s thought Shen Yun a “wonderful” show. She and her daughter Li Ping had seen a Shen Yun performance 3 years ago.
“I would just say it is a remarkable show,” said Ms. Goldenson.
The diversity of the myths and legends presented impressed Ms. Goldenson, “The Buddhist (stories). Also going through different periods. I mean, the whole thing, (was impressive) representing different periods and cultures.”
An animated digital backdrop frames each segment providing a background which draws the audience into the environment with the performers.
Ms. Goldenson thought the use of this backdrop is “incredible!”
An elegant and harmonious sound is produced by the live orchestra accompanying Shen Yun Performances.The orchestra blend the instruments of the East and the West into powerful, rich
“Wonderful, it was good,” said Ms. Goldenson.
Solo singers bring distinctive and original songs filled with philosophical reflection to the audience. Tonight, award-winning soprano Feng Ming sang, “The Creator is the Hope of Humanity.”
“The opera singer. She was quite remarkable. … The soprano, yes, amazing,” added Ms. Goldenson.
Ms. Goldenson sees Shen Yun as providing her daughter a way to experience her Chinese heritage.
“Her first language is Chinese. I think when she’s watching the show, she’s been here 8 years with no education from China, when she’s watching this it’s like a thread to China. I was watching her watch it, and that whole Chinese culture and history, and it seemed to be reflected back into her.”
The evening performance closed to a standing ovation!
Reporting by Yaning Liu and Cheryl Casati.
Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will perform in Los Angeles at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Jan. 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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