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Artist Sees Truth and Beauty in Shen Yun

BY Epoch Times Staff TIMEDecember 29, 2013 PRINT

AUSTIN, Texas—Artist Jennifer Powell, a mixed-media artist, could not contain her wonder and amazement after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, in Austin on Dec. 28.

“I cannot believe it. It’s just gorgeous,” Ms. Powell said. “The costumes, they flow. The fabrics make me think of the earth to the sky. It makes me think of the connection between earth and heaven. The color is beautiful.”

New York-based Shen Yun’s costumes feature brilliant colors and countless designs inspired by China’s 5,000 years of divine culture. The stunning costumes combine with the gentle elegance of classical Chinese dance to create a consummate stage effect.

However, for Ms. Powell, the dance performances were more than just a visual spectacle.

“We can hear the footsteps of the dancer, we can hear the chopsticks … we can hear the pearls … we can hear everything,” Ms. Powell said.

“It’s worth it. The [digital backdrop], the graphics, the timing for the dancers [and] performers coming in and out is astounding. Absolutely flawless,” Ms. Powell added.

Through the universal language of song and dance, New York-based Shen Yun seeks to revive China’s divinely inspired culture that was nearly lost.

“It’s wonderful to see this truth and represents honesty,” Ms. Powell said.

Reporting by NTD Television and Ruth Li

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.

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