BADEN-BADEN, Germany—Ms. Beate Rohwetter, a painter and graphics designer, attended Shen Yun Performing Arts’ April 30 opening performance at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Germany’s largest opera house and concert hall.
“The show was fantastic. I was highly impressed by the dance performances,” Ms. Rohwetter said.
As an artist, Ms. Rohwetter especially loved the costumes, which she described as fantastic. “But, it wasn’t just the dances and the costumes,” she said. “Overall, it was fantastic, especially because of the different types of scenes.”
According to the Shen Yun website, “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.”
“The projections on the backdrop harmonized wonderfully with the dance performances,” Ms. Rohwetter said. “It was quite unique when it appeared as if the performers came out of the backdrop onto the stage. That was done exceedingly well.”
“Animated backdrops transport the audience to another world,” the Shen Yun website states. “Projected behind the dancers, the hi-tech images lift the stage and set it amidst blossoming landscapes, deep forests, Mongolian prairies, or celestial paradises.”
Speaking of the colors throughout the show, Ms. Rohwetter said, “Being a painter, the colors were inspirational and express harmony.”
In her eyes, “the show brought harmony to its audience.”
Reporting by Nina Hamrle 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.
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