VANCOUVER—“I think it is a really spectacular production,” said Iris Stewart-Bosch about the Shen Yun Performing Arts show she attended Thursday night at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
A ballet dancer with the National Ballet School in Toronto, Ms. Iris Stewart-Bosch came to the performance with her father Manel Stewart, owner of a moving company.
Having a keen eye for dance, Ms. Stewart-Bosch was able to appreciate the intricacies in the movement of Shen Yun’s dancers and the synchronicity in the large-scale dances.
“All the dancers when they are dancing together are very similar,” she said. “Everything looks the same and everything looks really nice. They are very athletic and strong dancers.”
“It look perfect, everybody looks so talented. Very impressive,” added Mr. Stewart.
Recognizing more than mere technique Ms. .Stewart-Bosch was impressed with the deeper essence of the dance and the culture it conveyed.
“I find it interesting to see because you don’t only see the amazing dancers but you also get an insight about their culture and how they are dancing for the gods,” she said.
“Everything connects to the spiritual side and everything has some meaning.”
Another aspect of the show that Ms. Stewart-Bosch found intriguing was the diversity of the performance.
“The production looks great, it’s very professional, very coordinated, very well prepared,” she said, expressing particular praise for the digital animated backdrop, which interacts with the performers.
“It looks very creative. It’s fun to see how the characters come out after they are in the screen.”
The Shen Yun website states, “With state-of-the-art graphics technology, Shen Yun’s digital-backdrop team creates vividly animated settings, extending the stage and transporting the audience to a world where heaven and earth are one.”
Reporting by Fany Qiu and Ryan Moffatt
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s Touring Company will play five shows in Vancouver Jan. 10-13, while the New York Company will complete its tour of eastern Canada with five shows in Toronto Jan. 17–20. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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