PARIS—On Wednesday, May 8, the Palais des Congrès took on the colors of traditional China. Indeed, Shen Yun is back for several performances.
Michel de Rosen, a director of several listed corporations and former chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors in French administration, was among the spectators.
Made a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2017, Michel de Rosen has worked, throughout his career, in the management of various production and management sectors.
“I found the show both magnificent and very original,” said de Rosen, explaining that although he “lived a lot in the United States and Europe,” he had “never seen a show of this kind before.”
“What seems very original to me is the combination of the beauty of the costumes, the use of the fabrics, a dance that is at the same time creative, very feminine … sometimes very masculine too, and in any case, very flexible!” he said of New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts.
He found the program to be full of emotion: “A triple emotion! First of all, there was a good communication between the artists and the audience. Secondly, the show is full of feats: physical, musical, and artistic feats, which deserve admiration.”
“Thirdly, this art takes root in the history of China which means that, even if you are not Chinese, you feel there is something vibrant and important there,” said an enthusiastic de Rosen.
As a specialist in high administrative consulting, Michel de Rosen shared his personal analysis of the effects of Shen Yun.
He explained that beyond the “aesthetic pleasure” provided by the discovery of a “beautiful and interesting [performance] it is an opportunity to build bridges, bridges between the Chinese culture and the cultures of other regions in the world.”
“Here the audience was mostly non-Chinese people who in my opinion came a little by chance because they saw the advertisement or they read an article … and they are discovering something unexpected and so it creates, let’s say, a focus on a piece of Chinese history! We can hope that in the coming years, there will be exchange between the continents, between the cultures, between countries, more travel and encounters.”
For de Rosen, the performance was only the beginning.
“This show is intriguing: it’s fast, it lasts two hours, but it makes you want to know more! It makes you want to see it again next year and to learn about the subjects that are briefly mentioned during the show,” he said, adding that Shen Yun delivers “a historical, sometimes political, very rich and complex cultural background.”
With reporting by NTD Television.
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time and has covered audience reactions since the company’s inception in 2006.