According to the Shen Yun website, the two-stringed erhu is sometimes referred to as the Chinese violin and is one of the most important Chinese instruments, with a history of over four thousand years. It can “convey a wide range of emotions,” the website states.
Mr. O’Donohue said: “The erhu was absolutely phenomenal. The Erhu combined with the piano gave a very soothing sound, and I found that had a spiritual element too.”
Mr. O’Donohue was impressed with how the cultural heritage of China was portrayed in the show. He said, “I was impressed by the way the show brought you the cultural heritage from different parts of China. The costumes in particular and the precise timing, and the full production in general were phenomenal.”
Mr. O’Donohue was accompanied by Vera Lattimer, a services manager in the disabilities sector. Ms. Lattimer said, “I was very impressed with the cultural aspect. I was really impressed with the colours, and I was particularly impressed with the discipline and the preparation the dancers undergo.”
Ms. Lattimer said that she would leave this evening’s show with a deeper awareness of Chinese culture. She said, “I am leaving with more awareness of the culture of China, and an impression of the timing, the expertise, and the skill level of the dancers.”
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.
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