ATLANTA—Mr. Otswila Nawade, a software engineer, left Shen Yun Performing Arts in Atlanta for the fourth consecutive year, looking forward to the next season already.
“You have … human beings, when they set themselves to do something to perfection, they can actually do it. That really inspires me,” Mr. Nawade said said at the Cobb Energy Performance Centre in Atlanta on Jan. 6, adding that he looks forward to next year’s performance after every show.
Shen Yun presents traditional Chinese culture through classical Chinese dance, elaborate traditional costumes, stunning backdrops, and original compositions.
“Within these art forms lie traditional Chinese values. 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,” reads Shen Yun’s website. The New York-based company’s mission is to revive 5,000 years of the divinely inspired Chinese culture.
Mr. Nawade said he received a Shen Yun flier a few years ago, bought tickets online, and “from that very first one, I was hooked.”
“It’s so relaxing,” Mr. Nawade said. “The music is just wonderful. Not only the music, but the attire that they use … the performers themselves, they do everything to perfection, and that just inspires me.”
Reporting by Mary Silver 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 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre from Jan. 8-9. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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