LONDON–Ms. Trisha Vernon spotted an advertisement of Shen Yun in a newspaper and brought company director, Steve Swords along to the show of the Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company at the fabulous The London Coliseum for its evening performance on March 6.
”Very athletic and very artistic,“ said Ms. Vernon. “It was very good, very well practised.”
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts bring classical Chinese dance and music to venues the world over with their mission to revive traditional Chinese culture.
The Plum Blossom dance captivated Ms. Vernon.
The Plum Blossom dance portrays a display of resilience amidst adversity, blooming even in snow. No matter how much the wind stirs the branches, the blossoms never wilt nor lose their beauty. They offer an unfailing promise of spring.
“The two-stringed instrument was very beautiful” said Ms. Vernon. The two-stringed erhu or Chinese violin is known to produce hauntingly beautiful melodies.
Ms. Vernon would recommend Shen Yun to her friends, “It will be a little different [novelty] for London.” she said.
“It was a show I enjoyed” said Mr. Swords and he added, ”The live orchestra was very good.”
“The mixture of classical, Westerner and Chinese [instruments] was very nice” said Ms. Vernon, “It worked very well.”
Reporting by Mary Mann and Ron Champagne.
Shen Yun Performing Arts will be at The London Coliseum from April 5–10. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org