CANBERRA, Australia—Shen Yun Performing Arts 2009 World Tour came to Canberra Theater on March 29, for the first of four shows. Shen Yun has been very popular in Canberra since 2007. Three ladies, two dancers and one teacher, expressed their delight with the show.
Maryna, a retired teacher exclaimed, “Loving it! Very beautiful and … the dancers are spectacular. I can't find enough adjectives. It's very graceful. … It's very enjoyable—very vital, vibrant. The colors, the costumes are just gorgeous. The flowing movements—I really enjoyed." She had come to the 2008 performance in Canberra.
Shirley, a retired ballroom dancer, who had also seen the show last year, said, “Very good, very impressive. It's very good, very graceful, everything. And the singing. Oh [the colors] were beautiful. The colors were so vibrant, and it was so perfect. Everything, so far it’s more than we expected."
As a dancing teacher, what impressed her was “the poise and just everything—very, very nice.
"I enjoyed [last year’s show] so much. I was looking forward to this one."
Former ballerina, Tanya, was seeing the show for the first time. She found the dancing "very well rehearsed" and was very interested in the ethnic dances. Her favorite was the Tibetan dance, Dance of the Snow-Capped Mountain. In it, male dancers vigorously celebrate with the Tibetan steppes behind them. They wear sturdy boots and traditional Tibetan costumes, and express a hearty, joyful welcome.
“The backdrops … beautiful and very helpful. It helped to tell the story, and the tumbling is very exciting.”
Chinese classical dance contains backflips, spins, and leaps, which were later incorporated into martial arts and gymnastics.
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