NEW YORK—Curator Julia Tulovsky saw Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Lincoln Center on Jan. 11, and felt that the group’s role in the preservation of art and culture was invaluable.
Ms. Tulovsky, a curator of Rutgers University’s Zimmerli Art Museum Russian Art Collection, is from Russia.
“It’s more valuable that this tradition is being revived outside of China, and kept outside of China,” she said.
“For us the situation is a little bit similar,” Ms. Tulovsky said. “When the Soviet Union was in power, there was a lot of things that you couldn’t do inside. It is very important that people kept this tradition outside of the country so it wouldn’t be lost.”
Ms. Tulovsky attended the show with her father Alexander Konstantinov, who is an artist, architect, and holds a doctorate in mathematics.
“This group performs the history of China dance which is very interesting,” Mr. Konstantinov said.
Shen Yun is a classical Chinese dance company founded in 2006, by leading artists who gathered in New York.
Shen Yun’s mission is to revitalize traditional Chinese culture. Its dances are choreographed based on the traditional aesthetic principles taken from China’s various dynasties and ethnic groups.
“They tried to take from the history from the moments of past,” said Mr. Konstantinov. “It’s very interesting.”
“One thing that I want to say, is that they are very high-level of dancers, very high level,” Mr. Konstantinov added. “Top professionals.”
“I was also very much impressed with the dance and the movements that are very interesting,” Ms. Tulovsky said.
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.
The 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.
With reporting by Huiwen Ji and Amelia Pang