AUSTIN, Texas—Shen Yun was again on display at Austin’s Long Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 28.
“Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture,” reads Shen Yun’s website. “Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.”
That energy was certainly not lost upon Kristen Palmer, an actress best known for her role in the TV series The Wingmen.
“It is beautiful,” she said.
She added that the entire performance, from the costumes to the integration of the digital backdrop, “was executed really well on stage. All the performers were really uniform—it was really breathtaking.”
Ms. Palmer was also impressed by the spirituality “definitely coming through in the performance.” She attended the performance with Daniel Nicholson, a business owner.
“I definitely appreciate the visual arts,” Mr. Nicholson said.
Shen Yun seeks to revive 5,000 years of divinely imparted Chinese culture. Through the art forms like classical Chinese dance, solo vocalists singing original Chinese compositions in the bel canto style, ethnic and folk dances from the fifty-plus minority groups across China, Shen Yun brings the wonders of ancient Chinese culture to millions across the globe.
Mr. Nicholson was touched by uniqueness of China’s traditional civilization, and felt that the entire performance was “just very visually captivating.”
“It has been extremely enjoyable,” he said.
Reporting by Stacy Chen
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.