AUSTIN, Texas—Lou Ann Lindley said she enjoyed seeing and learning about Chinese culture at a Shen Yun performance of classical Chinese dance on Saturday Dec. 27.
Shen Yun performs classical and ethnic Chinese dance. According to its website, Shen Yun will take “you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.”
An interior designer and founder of Linfield Design Associates, Ms. Lindley saw Shen Yun Performing Arts World Company Dec. 27 at the Long Center For The Performing Arts.
“I’m really enjoying it,” said Ms. Lindley at intermission. Shen Yun dancers go through many costume changes to put on programs about a variety of dynasties and ethnic groups.
“I love all the colors, the movement, the energy, and the backdrop,” said Ms. Lindley.
She noted the projected animated backdrop behind the performers and its incorporation into the stories being told through dance. With the help of the backdrop, characters visually soar on and off the stage.
“The way they’ve done the visuals behind it, and the way it works with the story, it’s just really remarkable,” said Ms. Lindley.
An interior designer, Ms. Lindley also commented on the colors used in the performance.
“There’s a lot of great contrast,” said Ms. Lindley.
“It’s all very happy and colorful and light and then they show the dark parts of the story. It’s obvious. “
“It’s really a special show, and I think it’s nice to see something that’s culturally representative,” said Ms. Lindley.
Reporting by Stacy Chen and Nicholas Zifcak
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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