COSTA MESA, Calif.—Jackie Alton thought Shen Yun Performing Arts show at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on Friday, was amazing. She had been a dancer and now works for semiconductor company Microsemi in Aliso Viejo.
She found out about the show from a booth at the Irvine Spectrum. “It looked beautiful, with all the colors and the costumes … so we’re here!”
Based in New York, Shen Yun is the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company, presenting 5,000 years of divinely inspired Chinese culture though story-based dances that bring to life legends of Chinese history.
Ms. Alton used to be a ballet dancer and was delighted to be introduced to classical Chinese dance. “It’s a little bit of martial arts, and dance, and it’s very energetic, you could definitely feel the energy and the emotion and the music … it’s wonderful. Really, really impressed.”
“A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization.” the Shen Yun website explains.
“It’s quite different – the technique, and the dance, and the costumes, very bright, very colorful. I don’t know, it makes my heart happy.”
Ms. Alton also said it was good to experience the spiritual part of Chinese culture through the show.
Reporting by Mandy Huang and Sarah Le.
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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