TOKYO—Famous Japanese choir conductor Yuichi Hasunuma and his student attended Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company’s third performance in Japan at the New National Theatre Tokyo on the evening of Jan. 31.
During the intermission, Mr. Yuichi pleasantly talked with his student about the spectacular performances they had just seen.
“The dancers’ movements were exquisite and very smooth,” Mr. Yuichi said. “They stretched their limbs to the extremes. What a magnificent performance! Shen Yun demonstrated what we cannot see in our daily life. How much are human beings able to explore in terms of the mysteries of the universe? Where are the boundaries of the universe? Shen Yun helps us get more insights into it.”
He also praised the performance of the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra: “Since Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra is composed of both Chinese and Western musical instruments, its music arrangement is very difficult [to achieve]. But it turned out that its performance is very wonderful. Shen Yun brings up a new lineup of programs every year, and its music arrangers are really outstanding.”
“As Chinese and Western musical instruments should be tuned up separately, it is not so easy to blend them seamlessly,” he explained.
After learning that the conductor of one of Shen Yun Performing Art Companies is a Japanese musician named Yoichi Sato, Mr. Yuichi Hasunuma exclaimed, “There has been a Japanese person joining the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra! It’s indeed wonderful!”
Reporting by Wu Lili and Bill Xu
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