COSTA MESA, Calif.—TV and beauty pageant host Ms. Tram Ho saw Shen Yun again on Jan. 20 at Segerstrom Hall. She said, “Spectacular!” “It’s so beautiful, and I love it. I came here the first time when they were here, back in 2006.”
As a competitor in beauty pageants, Ms. Ho, who has won titles including Ms. America International in 2007, said you must “practice over and over again until you feel confident in front of people.” While watching Shen Yun’s dancers she said she could see the skill, practice and effort that went into creating the performance. “That’s beautiful,” said Ms. Ho.
“Shen Yun’s dancers are trained in methods and techniques, (form) expressed externally, including hundreds of exquisite movements and postures. While appearing to be simple, these moves require perfect coordination of every part of the body. For example, the movement and rotation of the trunk, the direction of the gaze, the placement of the fingers, and so on, all require accuracy and coordination,” according to its website.
This was the fourth time Ms. Ho had seen Shen Yun. In her opinion, it has continually become “more developed and different … and more spectacular.” Each year the company creates a new set of dances and songs, and a new orchestral score.
Ms. Ho is a dedicated supporter of the people in her Vietnamese community as well as a Shen Yun supporter and media professional. She recently hosted a show on Channel 57.16 Television celebrating Shen Yun’s arrival in Southern California.
Her friend Ms. Sharon Dolan, who saw the performance with her, said, “If I were to describe it, I’d say only one word; spectacular!”
Reporting by Chang Yi Yuan and Maria Banks.
Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company are scheduled to perform in Thousand Oaks, CA. at the Fred Kavli Theater on January 22 and 23 and then in Los Angeles at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on January 25-27.
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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