WASHINGTON—Mr. Jack and Ms. Cheryl Dulan attended the Shen Yun Performing Arts evening performance hosted by Washington’s Kennedy Center Opera House on January 25.
“I think the performance is beautiful,” said Mr. Dulan, the chief financial officer of QualX Corporation, an analytic and operational support service company, during intermission. “We have never seen anything like this before.”
“We have never been to China, but we have talked about going to China,” he said.
“Just seeing the dance and the interpretation of the different stories presented by Shen Yun, it is very interesting. We are enjoying ourselves very much,” he said.
His wife chimed in “We are very interested in the Chinese culture … This was amazing. I wish more people had the opportunity to see this kind of cultural dance, the costumes and all that existed in China. We hope that more people worldwide have exposure to this type of performance.”
According to the Shen Yun website, “Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization.”
In Mr. Dulan’s eyes, “It is good that Americans are now able to get access to the history, which is so rich, and so much deeper than what America has, because of being a much younger country. It is enriching for us.”
“For 5,000 years divine culture flourished in the land of China. Humanity’s treasure was nearly lost, but through breathtaking music and dance, Shen Yun is bringing back this glorious culture,” said an article on the Shen Yun website.
Mr. Dulan said, “We enjoy seeing and experiencing even this little bit of the stories of ancient China.”
“We look forward to the second part of the show,” Ms. Dulan said.
They will tell their friends about the Shen Yun, with Mr. Dulan describing it as “very beautiful and energetic. We liked the scenery, the music, and the performance was very uplifting.
For them, the performance “brings music alive, the music and the dance,” Mr. Dulan said.
Reporting by NTD 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 ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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