TAINAN, Taiwan—Ho Tsui-Lin, CEO at Innovation and Technology Service Foundation, Tainan (ITST) attended Shen Yun Performing Arts World company’s final performance in Tainan City on the afternoon of April 3, 2016.
Appreciating Shen Yun for the second year, Ms. Ho was very much impressed with the entire production. She said, “Everything is perfect, including the backdrops, costumes, performers’ facial expressions and body movements, the music played by the live orchestra and the coordination among all the dancers.”
Ms. Ho looked to the live orchestra to praise Shen Yun. “The orchestra is the soul of Shen Yun’s performance,” she said. “It made the dramas more dramatic. For instance, it used bass music to accompany a serious plot, while using brisk rhythm to accompany the dance dramas depicting the scenes in the spring.”
She further explained why she likes Shen Yun so much: “In fact, I often took in other shows, but this was the first time that I really enjoyed a performance so much. I got a lot of inspiration from it. The show is seemingly the art of divine beauty from heaven.”
“In terms of innovation and aesthetics, such an exquisite performance is not easy to come by. So, I’ll take my child to see it next time,” she said.
As a mother who attaches a lot of importance to education, Ms. Ho talked about Shen Yun’s value that would have impact on children. “Throughout the show, the Chinese characters of ‘truthfulness, compassion and tolerance’ were displayed time and again. That can empower our children [with righteous values],” she noted.
“The piece depicting Falun Gong practitioners’ steadfastness in their belief in ‘truthfulness, compassion and tolerance’ really touched my heart so that my eyes turned red,” she added.
At graduate school, the topic of Ms. Ho’s thesis was the healing effects of the arts. In this regard, she said, “We are often under high pressure at work. Seeing an artistic performance has healing effects.”
“I’ve seen many performances in the past, but the energy I felt from Shen Yun is stronger than any other shows. In particular, the big wheel in the last piece disseminated a kind of energy which made me feel very comfortable,” she said.
“After seeing the performance, I feel very comfortable physically and spiritually. This kind of feeling would be much stronger if I saw it two or three times.”
She believes that seeing Shen Yun could relieve stress and get rid of negative emotions: “It’s really like something from heaven. When seeing something from heaven, the audience can receive the energy from heaven.”
Shen Yun’s message is really needed nowadays, she said, as it has “a pure and positive energy.”
Deeply inspired by Shen Yun performance, Ms. Ho is grateful for the production: “The artistic director must be a messenger from heaven, since he is able to include the most beautiful, most compassionate and purest elements into the performance,” she said.
She stressed, “I really appreciate the artistic director for his planning of Shen Yun’s content. It has helped us find our value of compassion.”
Reporting by Dai Deman and Billy Shyu
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