ORLANDO, Fla.—David Danziger, a retired judge, caught Shen Yun’s opening show at Orlando’s Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre on Jan. 15. and called the performance spectacular.
“The dancing is very good, and the background is very breathtaking,” Mr. Danziger said in an interview during intermission.
New York-based Shen Yun presents classical Chinese dance and music. Besides talented dancers, many of whom have won international awards, and masterfully choreographed dances, Shen Yun features many different aspects that make the company unique.
One of these features is the use of state-of-the art animated digital backdrops that help in setting the dance scenes, taking audiences to different time periods and regions within China’s 5,000-year history, from blossoming landscapes to celestial palaces.
The show also features hundreds of handmade costumes.
“It is very colorful—costumes are beautiful. Really spectacular,” Mr. Danziger said.
“You sort of get carried away with your imagination, and it is very effective that way.”
Mr. Danziger also enjoyed seeing China’s history through the performance.
According to its website, Shen Yun’s mission is to revive 5,000 years of China’s divinely inspired culture.
“Very enjoyable,” Mr. Danziger said of the historical aspect of the performance.
Reporting by Sally Sun.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. The International Company will perform in Orlando again on Jan. 17. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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