SAN FRANCISCO—“It’s a spectacular show,” said Avery Kintner, a business development executive for a sustainable energy company, after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts in San Francisco on Jan. 5.
Mr. Kintner enjoyed the dances portraying stories and legends from Chinese history. He saw the performance with his brother at the War Memorial Opera House, where Shen Yun will be performing until Jan. 12.
“It’s a wonderful show. I liked all the stories, the culture,” he said. “The music’s wonderful. The choreography is fantastic. The dress is really well done, and it blends with the story, and music, and the lighting.”
The New York-based Shen Yun uses classical Chinese dance and music to revive 5,000 years of divinely inspired Chinese culture, a culture that was nearly lost under communist rule.
“Each story is different,” Mr. Kintner said. “Some are funny; some are serious. So I like the messages in all of them.”
Mr. Kintner especially admired the brilliant handmade costumes of the dancers.
“The costumes and the dress, and how they flow while the dancers are moving, they really capture their movement really well. They capture the culture really well, and they capture the light extremely well,” he said.
It was Mr. Kintner’s first time seeing a performance like Shen Yun, and he said he’d make sure to recommend it to his family and friends: “They should come see. Yes, they should come see!”
Reporting by Lily Yu and Sally Appert.
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.
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