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Shen Yun ‘Rich, Lively, Passionate’


Epoch Times Staff
Created: January 3, 2013 Last Updated: January 3, 2013
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David Little attends Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas on Jan. 2. (Catherine Yang/The Epoch Times)

David Little attends Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas on Jan. 2. (Catherine Yang/The Epoch Times)

DALLAS—Shen Yun Performing Arts kicked off in at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas on Jan. 2 with the first of two sold-out shows. David Little, vice president of Cooper Hotel & Conference Center, said he was very entertained with the performance, which he gave himself as a Christmas present.

“It’s rich, it’s lively, it’s passionate,” Mr. Little said. He has over 35 years in the hospitality industry, and has received the Loews Hotel Associate of the Year Award.

“[It’s] awesome,” Mr. Little said of the performance. “The colors, the maneuvers, the stories.”

The New York-based company brings 5,000 years of Chinese civilization to life on stage through traditional arts like classical Chinese dance.

“Very talented, very talented,” Mr. Little said of the dancers. “Their moves just sort of grab you into the whole flow of the story.”

“Classical Chinese dance is rich with expressive power,” according to Shen Yun’s website. “Through expression of bearing and form, beautiful dance movements bring out the inner meaning of intrinsic thoughts and feelings, reflecting the peculiarities of human nature, the standard for human conduct, moral concepts, mental state, one’s value system, and so on.”

With its systematic training,form and techniques, classical Chinese dance is one of the most comprehensive dance systems in the world, said the emcee. 

Mr. Little found the stories told through dance, like the scenes from the classic novel Outlaws of the Marsh, very easy to relate to in the forms presented.

“I’m on the edge of my seat for the whole thing,” Mr. Little said. “It’s plain entertainment in an art form.”

Reporting by 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 in Dallas through Jan. 3. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org

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