Chinese Amazed by Shen Yun’s Superior Performance

April 2, 2013 4:36 am Last Updated: December 24, 2013 12:53 am

SEATTLE—Ms. Jiang, a software engineer at Microsoft, immigrated to the United States over five years ago. She attended Shen Yun Performing Arts for the first time along with her daughter on March 31.

Ms. Jiang praised Shen Yun not only for its superior artistic level, but also its promotion of authentic traditional Chinese culture.

“I believe that Shen Yun’s presenting traditional Chinese culture on the world stage is excellent!” she said. “The artistic level is amazing—it is the best I have ever seen.”

She also praised Shen Yun’s unique stage effects: “The effects on the stage were superb, and it was suitable for both adults and children. Anyone watching it would like it because it is promoting China’s traditional culture. It makes people feel an awe—it is perfect in every aspect and absolutely extraordinary.”

She added that it is impossible to see as pure a performance that displays traditional Chinese culture as Shen Yun provides, even in China.

“That handkerchief dance, An Early Spring, showed me that true Chinese wisdom is something no other nation contains,” Ms. Jiang explained. “Although I had heard of them since I was young, I never knew handkerchiefs were so magical!”

“It was so astounding,” she added.

“Now I understand why so many mainstream Westerners come and see this show,” she concluded. “It presents such profound traditional Chinese culture.”

Also in the audience at Shen Yun’s March 31 Seattle performance was Ms. Zhang Qi, who some years ago came from mainland China to the United States to study.

An Audience Member’s Second Show

Ms. Zhang is the chief operating officer of nexTUNE, a company that provides the background music for retail companies, fitness centers, and other businesses.

“This is my second time watching Shen Yun,” Ms. Zhang said. “So, this year I was very excited to watch it again and check out the stage design and the backdrop. Even a couple years ago I already really began to like it, so after seeing it again this year, it’s easy to see that Shen Yun is getting better and better.”

“Shen Yun’s programs were designed and arranged very meticulously and ingeniously,” she added. “There’s not much singing, but Shen Yun’s vocalists have wonderful skills and their voices are penetrating.”

On the Shen Yun Orchestra, Ms. Zhang, a music lover, gave her full praise: “Oh, excellent, excellent! I really like it—it left a strong impression on me.”

“My friends and I often go see shows,” she added. “My friend came to see Shen Yun with me this year for the first time. He is an American, so it was very hard to come by. But he said this performance was really amazing and very impressive, and the costumes were his favorite.”

“The costumes were indeed very beautiful with the color coordination, and the animated backdrop also was very impressive,” said her friend. “It was really worth the time and the money to come see this performance. I personally really enjoyed it, and I will definitely recommend it to my friends. I think I will come see this performance every year from now on.”

 

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Translated by Sofia Fang.

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