Company Chairman: Shen Yun’s Dynamic Backdrop So Lifelike

March 28, 2012 Updated: August 14, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company continues its tour of Taiwan, presenting its first performance at Taichung at the Jhungshan Auditorium on Wednesday afternoon, March 28. After seeing the performance, a group of people stood in the foyer of the theater discussing how the lifelike dynamic backdrops could be made. One of them was Mr. Ye Yongzong, the chairman of a construction company. 

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts showcases classical Chinese dance and music, and seeks to revive China’s 5,000 years of traditional culture. Integral to a Shen Yun performance is its animated backdrops. The digital moving backdrops feature interplay between the performers and the screen, adding context and excitement to each story-dance.

Mr. Ye came to see the Shen Yun performance with his family and some of his elementary school classmates. Mr. Ye had seen many performances, even around the world, but he was very curious about the dynamic backdrops in Shen Yun. He wondered how the dance artists could jump to the stage at the exact time to match the figures on the backdrop. “I know the backdrop can be synthesized by computer, but I haven’t seen such dynamic backdrops anywhere, either in the U.S. or in Mainland China. It was so realistic,” he said.

“The dance performers were marvelous,” he said, praising the artists of Shen Yun. “They danced much better than all the performing companies I’ve ever seen.”

Mr. Ye was impressed by the Taiwanese Amei Dance, describing it as delicate. “Every gesture and movement of the dance artists was at a very high level. I haven’t seen any dance companies performing to such a standard,” he said.

Reporting by Xie Pingping and Sunny Chao

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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