KITCHENER-WATERLOO, Canada—It was the fifth time that interior decorator Veronika Emrich and her husband came to enjoy Shen Yun Performing Arts, and this time they decided to bring their children and grandchildren as well.
Now that their grandchildren were older, Mrs. Emrich thought they could finally appreciate the show. Her predictions proved right. “They were quiet as little mice. They enjoyed it a lot. They were very good,” she said.
Ms. Emrich and her family attended Friday night’s performance at the Centre in the Square Theatre. The show was sold-out like most of Shen Yun’s shows in Eastern Canada.
With a mission to revive 5,000 years of divinely inspired civilization, the New York based group has won audiences’ hearts through its superior artistry and uplifting message.
Ms. Emrich could sense this divinity in the show. “I think it gives you a feeling of grace and well-being when you watch it,” she said.
She felt that she would now take a feeling of beauty into the new year. “That’s what I’m in the business of—creating beauty in homes and so on,” said Ms. Emrich. “And definitely there’s a feeling of beauty and peace.”
Ms. Emrich is the owner of Inside or Out, a staging, decorating and remodelling company in Kitchener-Waterloo and the surrounding area. As a designer, she felt that she could appreciate the work that goes into the fine choreography and costumes.
“The colour coordination of everything is beautiful,” she added. “Very beautiful.”
Ms. Emrich noted there was a variety of colour combinations – some were soft and “fresh like spring”, while others were “very lively like the deep blues and oranges” of the dance Phoenix Fairies. “I thought they were very inspiring,” she said.
Ms. Emrich called Shen Yun “a work of art.”
“Whoever is doing the costuming and the choreography, they really know what they’re doing. It’s beautiful.”
With reporting by NTD Television and Madalina Hubert
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. With its two shows in Kitchener-Waterloo now finished, Shen Yun’s New York Company will go on to Hamilton (Jan. 12-13) for three shows and finish its tour of eastern Canada in Toronto (Jan. 17-20) with five shows at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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