BALTIMORE, Maryland—Shen Yun Performing Arts adorned the stage of Baltimore’s Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric with a jewel of mankind—5,000 years of divinely imparted Chinese culture.
David Seiler, a physicist and Linda Moore, a psychologist, were in attendance at the 120 year old theater on Jan. 18, to take in the experience of the world-class Shen Yun.
Mr. Seiler has visited China several times, but said that he had “never seen anything like this show. I loved the beauty, the pageantry, and the music.”
According to Shen Yun’s website: “Shen Yun Performing Arts’ dance style is built upon classical Chinese dance as a foundation, while also maintaining a number of ethnic and folk dances. This combination embodies Chinese people’s aestheticism and ethnic character.”
Ms. Moore said that she found the performance altogether “fascinating.”
As for the dancers, she said that their ”movements are very dramatic and expressive, so I find it very enjoyable. “
“The fluid movement of the dancers, all synchronized together, is very well practiced and comes across very nice,” Mr. Seiler added. “I really enjoyed the dances.”
Most of all, Ms. Moore found the visual effects on the stage especially amazing. Shen Yun’s state-of-the-art digital backdrop not only displays images of forests, Mongolian prairies, and celestial paradises, but it also depicts the lyrics of the songs performed by Shen Yun’s vocalists, who sing in the bel canto style.
“The video scenery in the back is just fascinating,” she said. “It’s very creative. Also, the lyrics and music are very meaningful. It’s just done beautifully.”
She was truly touched by the entire performance, and felt that the “focus on truth and meaning just resonates very much with my own belief system. It seems very universal, and the focus on compassion is very enjoyable and meaningful.”
Reporting by Min Chang and Heide B. Malhotra
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.