Company Chairman: Shen Yun ‘Brightens my life’

April 1, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Mr. Ching-Cheng Ku, past governor
Mr. Ching-Cheng Ku, past governor (2005-2006) of Rotary International District 3460, attends Shen Yun Performing Arts in Taichung. (Bozhou Chen/The Epoch Times)

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—As with its previous three performances in Taichung, Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company held its fourth performance at the JhungShan Auditorium to a full house on the evening of March 30.

Mr. Ching-Cheng Ku, chairman of Hygienally Latex Glove Supply Company and past governor (2005-2006) of Rotary International District 3460, accompanied by his wife, was in the audience. He praised the performance, saying, “It’s really great and wonderful. It has broadened my horizons! Coming here tonight brightens my life!”

A New York-based performing arts company, Shen Yun is dedicated to the revival of traditional Chinese culture and presents classical Chinese dance, music and song, short stories depicting Chinese myths and history, ethnic groups and divine realms, presenting an all-new program every year.

As a fan of Shen Yun, Ching-Cheng Ku, has seen the performance for the past two years. He expressed with joy, “It’s very wonderful. Many programs are ones that I have not seen in Taiwan. Everything is really great, whether it’s the dances, choreography, or the synchronization between the backdrops and performers on stage.”

Teaching singing skills and serving as a judge of singing contests in his spare time, Mr. Ku highly praised the two tenors. He said, “Their performances were fabulous, and their voices were very vigorous, which could reach an extremely high pitch in the treble part. It’s really fantastic!”

Marveling at the bright, colorful costumes, he exclaimed, “Wow! Very beautiful! The costumes were very special and well harmonized with the plot. Each program also has a good story. The colors were very bright and looked very brilliant.”

When speaking of the two-stringed erhu, also known as the Chinese violin, he suddenly got excited. He said, “Wow! This erhu artist, I almost forgot to mention her. She was really great! The notes she played were very touching and my heart was totally carried away! I was seemingly ushered into another realm. … It’s really hard to find such an excellent erhu performer.”

Ching-Cheng Ku added that since the performance was so wonderful, he had encouraged many of his fellow Rotary club members to see the performance two years ago.

In conclusion, he said, “It’s really great! Marvelous! It expanded my horizons!”

Mr. Ku’s wife, standing by his side, said, “The program of Shen Yun was indeed overwhelming. Coming here tonight also seems to make me feel like my life has become more colorful and bright!”

Reporting by Deman Dai & Joseph Wu

Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform in seven cities in Taiwan until April 8 and then continue to top venues in Australia and New Zealand.

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