VANCOUVER, Canada—Having been in the fashion industry for many years and having seen countless concerts and performances around the world, Phil Backman knew that he was experiencing a very special performance when he watched Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday Jan. 22.
“Being in the fashion business, I thought that the costumes were spectacular. The colourings that were put together, how they put the focus together, the matching of the colours—it just resonated right off the stage,” Mr. Backman said.
“I have been all over the world, and I have been to many concerts and many plays and everything, and this ranks up with the best,” he said.
Shen Yun’s beautiful costumes are one of the many aspects of the New York-based classical Chinese dance and music company’s performances that are cited and admired by audience members.
There is an incredible amount of talent, wisdom, and effort that goes into creating the costumes in a Shen Yun performance.
“Shen Yun’s costume artists collect countless designs of traditional attire, ranging from those of emperors, ministers, and generals to the everyday clothing of common people,” explains the Shen Yun website. “Every detail is given meticulous attention and is a result of artistic inspiration and careful polishing. The designers stress harmonic balance and contrast.”
Mr. Backman noticed this harmony and said the colours and the designs that were used were very creative: “They did such a fantastic job at costume-making. I think it’s phenomenal.”
“I loved it … and I am happy that I came to see it. I think they are going to do extremely well with it,” he said.
Reporting by NTD Television
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.