PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Owners of a paint and decorating chain store, Vic and Jeanne Babel were swept away by the innovation of the backdrop used by Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Providence Performing Arts Center, Feb. 23.
The backdrop is an animated projection that changes with every scene, moving the audience from celestial palaces to seaside villages, and allowing the performers to move seamlessly from stage to screen, and back.
“I think this is even more effective than painting a scene,” Mr. Babel said with a laugh. “I loved the interaction with the screen.”
“We give it five stars,” Mrs. Babel said.
The synchronization and timing of the dancers was amazing, Mr. Babel said.
“That was really innovative and unique,” Mrs. Babel said.
New York-based Shen Yun revives 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, which is said to be inspired by the heavens, through the universal languages of music and dance.
Mr. Babel said their daughter had studied in China, and they wished she could see a performance like Shen Yun. He said that Shen Yun had instilled an appreciation and admiration for the culture and the beauty of China in him.
Mrs. Babel said she felt energized—from all the different aspects—just watching the performance. She spoke of the colorful costumes, which give the audience a sense of traditional Chinese attire, and the energy of the colors.
“The energy, the beautiful dancers—they’re so light on their feet,” Mrs. Babel said.
Shen Yun dancers perform classical Chinese dance, a comprehensive and independent system of classical dance, and ethnic and folk dances from the many minority groups of China.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.