SAN FRANCISCO—”It was amazing,” said Ms. Marie Kandler seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, Jan. 10.
Ms. Kandler said she had enjoyed all the history she picked up through New York-based Shen Yun’s performance which was done beautifully.
Through classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dances, music blending East and West, and an animated backdrop, Shen Yun revives 5,000 years of Chinese civilization.
The digital backdrop had grabbed Ms. Kandler. Landscapes from the Mongolian plains to celestial palaces took the audience on a journey through the dynasties and regions of China, and allowed the performers to appear on stage one moment and on screen the next.
“It gave it extra [effect],” Ms. Kandler said.
“I’m going to tell my friends that it’s something unique that they should see,” Ms. Kandler said. “They’re not going to see this in anything they go to.”
A Performance to be Shared
George Ibarcena, a business owner, had left Shen Yun wanting to recommend it to more people as well.
“I [am] going to recommend it to everybody,” Mr. Ibarcena said. “I want to tell my friends to come 100 percent. They are going to enjoy it and they are going to see a lot of different things there.”
Mr. Ibarcena was delighted with soprano Min Jiang, who sang near the end of the performance. Shen Yun’s soloists sing original Chinese compositions in the bel canto style, and Min Jiang’s voice had deeply impressed Mr. Ibarcena.
Mr. Ibarcena thoroughly enjoyed Shen Yun, and wanted to attend the performance again. In addition to the artistry of the production, there was a lot of historical information that Mr. Ibarcena thought was seldom seen.
“China is a beautiful country,” Mr. Ibarcena said, adding he hoped more people could see the images of China Shen Yun put on display.
“I’m so happy to be here tonight,” Mr. Ibarcena said.
Reporting by Gary Wang and Catherine Yang
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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