WORCESTER, Mass.—Sustainability consultants Heather Burns and Doug Hammond were thoroughly amazed after attending Shen Yun Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 7.
Classical Chinese dance has a long history of thousands of years, passed down continuously within the imperial palace and ancient Chinese theater and opera. Soaking up profound wisdom from every era and dynasty, it has become a complete system of dance embodying traditional aesthetic principles with its unique dance movements, rhythms, and inner meanings,” according to the company’s website.
“Beautiful, expressive, historic, and inspiring!” was Ms. Burns enthusiastic response to the world renowned show.
She went on to explain that after living in Taiwan for a year, she had some knowledge of Chinese culture.
Ms. Burns called the spirit of the show, “Inspiring!” and said, “I like the energy and understanding history and how it has motivated people to be better.”
Mr. Hammond explained that having lived and traveled to Asia as part of their business, they had an understanding of present day China. “Understanding the dynamics, the relationships, yes. And the struggle.”
Shen Yun Performing Arts features a unique orchestra which blends the sounds of both East and West.
Mr. Hammond exclaimed, “I love the music! In fact, I commented that I thought the orchestra was phenomenal.”
Reporting by Leo Liu and Jeanmarie Lunsford.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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