VIENNA— Mr. Manfred Krist, a staff member with the Bank fuer Arbeit und Wirtschaft (Bank of Employment and Economic Affairs), saw Shen Yun Performing Arts on opening at Wiener Stadthalle on March 10.
Mr. Krist said that he found out about Shen Yun by “sheer chance while shopping. I saw the advertisement and immediately knew that I must attend this show. It took no time whatsoever to realize that this show was top quality.”
He was impressed, and said, “It was a show of the highest quality. The acting was outstanding, and the technique displayed by the performers was superb. It was perfection.”
Shen Yun is the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company, having received acclaim for its artistry and its mission to revive 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, traditionally believed to have been a gift from the divine.
“This show was spectacular and showed what is meant by real acting, something that was lost in these modern times by most performers,” said Mr. Krist.
“On the one hand it requires the strictest training, while on the other hand not everyone could be such a performer, because it requires talent.”
According to Shen Yun’s website, “Shen Yun and its mission have drawn top talent from around the world; many artists are winners of international competitions in dance, choreography, and music.”
Reporting by Nina Hamrle and Heide B. Malhotra
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.
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