TORONTO—Shen Yun Performing Arts was making Toronto a better city with its presentation of traditional Chinese culture at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday.
That was the opinion of Doug Green, a director of sales for a medical firm.
Mr. Green said Chinese culture enriched Toronto and he appreciated that.
“It helps make Toronto stronger by engaging in other people’s culture and understandings and beliefs.”
Mr. Green said he was very impressed with Shen Yun’s dancers, especially the female dancers.
“The dancers are very acrobatic. I like the women, the women glide across the stage, very impressive. And their costumes were outstanding—so very well done.”
He suggested others should see Shen Yun and take in “the colours and the costumes and the dance.”
With him was his wife, Jane, who was also enthusiastic about the show.
“I loved the costumes, I loved all the dancing, and my favourite one was the lotus flower.”
In that dance, Lotuses in Bloom, the female performers hold long silken fans to evoke the image of the lotus flower, a symbol of purity and divine perfection in Chinese culture.
Mrs. Green’s son, Jordan, agreed with his mother and father’s praise of the presentation.
“It was excellent. I quite enjoyed it,” he said.
Like his mother and father, Jordan also praised Shen Yun’s costumes, describing them as “very colourful.”
Shen Yun’s costume artists create hundreds of pieces for the company’s all-new program every year, explains the Shen Yun website.
With reporting by Allen Zhou
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s World Company will perform in Toronto until Jan. 26. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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